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The inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey, collected for the first time in a beautiful book. After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, 'What do you know for sure?' Oprah Winfrey began writing the 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take 'stock of her life', Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated program of its kind in history), launched her own television network, became America's only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, watched friends and colleagues come and go, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, and celebrated milestone birthdays. Throughout it all, she's continued to offer her profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her 'What I Know For Sure' column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme - joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power - these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and dynamic, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of wisdom and truth that listeners will turn to again and again.

©2014 Oprah Winfrey (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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I'll keep coming back to this one!

Oprah articulates her thoughts beautifully, and very clearly. She is an excellent narrator. Listening to this was a very relaxing and centering experience. You can keep coming back to individual chapters because each one covers one lesson completely. Loved it, will listen often!

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a wise and humourous book

This is a very wise book born from the experience of life fully lived. it is narrated with aplomb in a way that makes one feel that Oprah is talking to us individually. it made me pause and I found a course of action where I was confused.

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Very uplifting

I listened to this audiobook while cooking through the week. Very beautifully narrated, ofcourse it's Oprah! It reminded me of a lot of lessons I had forgotten. A good lighthearted, heartwarming listen.

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My Life story

When you read a book and you feel, wow this is my life's story. How can someone share all the same experiences. But this truly resonates and I could completely relate to it and if that doesn't speak about the book then what would?

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Excellent.

Loved it. worth re-reading in search of the new learning which can get by doing so.

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Good book

Insightful and thought provoking. A good read for everyone. I loves the way all chapters are described. Joy, Gratitude...

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Required Reading

Is there anything better than having a book from Oprah read by the great O herself? This book is marvellous and is remarkable in that it is rooted in life lessons... narrated beautifully in that voice which I have come to know so well. I highly recommend this is one of those books you want to keep by your bedside for constant guidance and learning. You will not be disappointed.

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So so fulfilling

It’s a great book, uplifts your soul and just enlightens your day with little things that you always knew, but are newly highlighted for you.

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wonderful read!

loved it! felt so much like me! inspirational stuff.. great flow.. awesome narration! keep it up!

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Amazingly Narrated & Written!

Makes you look at life differently. A must read! Love listening to Oprah as always :-)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-21

Listened three times!😅

I kept going back to some phrases and chapters until I gave up and listened to it all over again lol...and then again 🤦🏾‍♀️😅. Thank you Oprah

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  • Winnie Rugutt-Chebon
  • 20-08-20

Life Changing

I’m 30years old. I know my future self will thank me for reading this book. Thank you Oprah for this lovely open book

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  • Mahnoor
  • 09-06-20

Must read

it's Oprah, you gotta read this book. if you're an Oprah fan like me, you'll absolutely cherish it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-02-20

Truly a book of wisdom!

A book full of great inspirational quotes. Great for bedtime when you want to take time to reflect deeply and ponder over your life. Will definitely listen to it again. Highly recommended!

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  • Zora
  • 30-07-19

inspiring

Beautiful inspiring book . Well read by the author.
I will certainly listen to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-19

Thankful to have read this book!

This was beautifully written and read, I enjoyed every minute! What I know for sure, is that I'll be listening again and again and again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-19

great book

I loved it. many lessons to learn. this is a book that one has to share with others. looking forward to our bookclub review. well narrated

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  • Michael Paterson
  • 09-11-18

would recommend to everyone

inspiring
food for thought
humbling
makes you think about what's important in life
I love Oprah

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-18

all brilliant, thougherly enjoyed it.

Listened to it over and over again. really enjoyed the concepts and just loved Oprah voice.

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  • Girdeen
  • 10-10-18

Enjoyed this book in its entirety.

My spirit understood the lessons Oprah shared and i often completed her sentence as if intuitively knowing what she was going to say .

Oprah is a great teacher and i am grateful she took the time to share .

My favorite audio book .

Thank You Oprah

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  • Ms. Laura Mercier
  • 04-05-16

Just what I needed to hear right now

I'm a big believer that books come across your path at the right time. And this is a little gem of wisdom from an amazing person.

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  • 14-06-16

what I know for sure

Well I know for sure that Oprah sure knows a thing or two about being true to who you are and walking in your complete self. Worth a read and a good standby in your book collection. Listen on audio, even better.

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  • Maryam
  • 21-04-16

wowww

I feel like I've learnt so much from her. I didnt realise how inspirational she was until this audiobook:-)

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  • Chris
  • 26-06-16

Heartfelt and practical .. typical.. Oprah...

I knew I was going to be mesmerised by Oprah.. that's the expectation I bought with the book. Oprah. gives an honest and practical view on her life. you can feel the love in her voice and soul.. Thank you Oprah..

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  • Monica
  • 15-04-16

Fantastic

Marvellous, I dont get tired of listenning at it once and again! And everytime there is something new to realise and think about.

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  • La Petite Francaise
  • 23-08-16

Life Changing and Life Affirming

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This book is nothing short of brilliant. I have never really followed Oprah nor read her magazine "O" - but this book, made up of 14 years worth of her column from her magazine has opened my mind to looking more into what Oprah has to offer. I will listen to this book over and over again. It is excellently narrated by Oprah herself. I have also ordered the book in hard copy for five of my friends. Highly recommended.

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  • Susan Stretton
  • 17-06-16

Moving

Will listen again and again. Such inspiration and wisdom. Listening to Oprah moved me and I can't wait to relisten. This is a must download.

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  • P.Ch
  • 28-03-16

Gave me chills...

If you love Oprah, and the kinda content she divulges into... this is for you. An extension of her Super Soul Sunday classes. I really liked it. Excellent easy listen tSundau Sund relaxing afternoon.

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  • Jessica Schannong
  • 10-04-16

Loved!

Loved this book so so much. Makes me want to change the way I live my life, for sure!

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  • Michelle Ralph
  • 27-06-16

Some valuable thoughts shared by Oprah. Delight !

There are some real gems in this book as Oprah shares her experiences. Simple, profound and achievable!

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  • Joyce
  • 29-11-15

Loved every minute

Loved the book. Was even better because Oprah read it. Want to listen again and I just finished it. Well worth listening too.

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  • gm
  • 24-05-16

Beautifully written

A wonderful book based on Oprah's experience narrated in her wonderfully hypnotic, relaxing and familiar voice. She shares her lessons learned in life and business that you can take and impart in your life. Very easy to listen to with wonderful messages that resonate. I will be listening again and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-18

great book

Oprah tells a great story, there is humour and lots of life lessons. loved it

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  • Jayne Baric
  • 22-11-17

Oprah doing Oprah !

If you love her, you will love this .
If you don't then you won't.

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  • Dhani
  • 26-10-17

Beautiful

This is such a wonderfully thoughtful and humble book. Would highly recommend to everyone to read!

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  • Uma
  • 03-10-17

Amazing!!

What a fabulous book, so many pearls of wisdom. Thank you Oprah, so much respect!!




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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

Oprah 1 thing I know for sure

Is that this audio book is brilliant, highly recommend this book to anyone of any age

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-03-21

Fantastic!

Loved it.. Wanted it to go longer!. So many things I can relate to. Thankyou

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-21

This book is a favorite for sure

what a beautiful inspiring treasure this book is. I didnt read the final chapter for a few days as I was sad it was ending. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-20

Excellent

I spent most of the read pausing & taking notes - Some fantastic excerpts that can help us all lead a more fulfilling life !!!