What I Know for Sure

  • by Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by Oprah Winfrey
  • 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Annoying and smug

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If it had been written and read by someone with a bit of humility in stead of miss " I like to meditate in my beach house in Hawaii " . Wouldn't we all miss Winfrey


What was most disappointing about Oprah Winfrey’s story?

That she appears to think she is a chosen one. And God has choose her to lecture us mere mortals . At one point her partner tells her " don't worry God has brought you this far, he won't leave you" to assure her she won't die in a plane crash. Are we to assume that other people who die in a plane crash or otherwise have been "left" by God while he attends to more important people?


What three words best describe Oprah Winfrey’s voice?

Smug smug smug


Any additional comments?

I think this book is aimed at and for Americans . I don't think Scots appreciate or understand the idolisation of this author

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- Bella

I'm not so sure

The premise for the book is a good one and there is no doubt that Oprah's voice and writing style are inimitable and enjoyable to listen to. I'm just not entirely sure how well this translates. Oprah has clearly worked hard for her success and there is certainly much that she says for sure that rings true. However I personally felt that Oprah's considerable wealth and power undermines the sentiment of the book. Her life of privilege seems a million miles from someone like me. The jury is out.
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- Lucy Giles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio