Oprah by Kitty KelleyI am a serious un-fan of Oprahs, but this book is so mean-spirited it made me feel dirty to read it. And I dont mean the dirt: she was pregnant at 14! She was a prostitute! She did crack cocaine! She let men treat her like trash! Nothing wrong with Kelly reporting all that as those may be facts unknown to readers who havent watched a lot of Oprah or read a lot of tabloids, but how many times do we need to be told about Oprahs love of fried chicken or how dark skinned she is?
Apparently Oprah is the only person in America who isnt allowed to hate her high school or college without it being a symptom of underlying pathology. Oh, and Oprah breaks off contact with people who sell stories about her or who portray her publicly in a negative light? Im sorry, but who wouldnt do that? That hardly rates up there on the bad things about Oprah list with encouraging rampant materialism and flogging an unending stream of egocentric masturbatory self-help nonsense for two and a half decades.
Kelly undermines the purported objectivity of this biography by never using a neutral word choice when a derogatory one can be used instead. Her constant barrage of petty sniping detracts from the real critiques to be made, leaving me no more or less respectful of Oprah but awfully sure I wouldnt want to sit next to Kitty Kelly at a dinner party.
A Childhood Biography of Oprah Winfrey
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is a talk show host, media executive, actress and billionaire philanthropist. Afterward, she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host her own morning show. Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, After a troubled adolescence in a small farming community, where she was sexually abused by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother, Vernita, Winfrey moved to Nashville to live with her father, Vernon, a barber and businessman. In , Winfrey entered Tennessee State University.
America's first lady of talk shows, Oprah Gail Winfrey born , is well known for surpassing her competition to become the most watched daytime show host on television. Her natural style with guests and audiences on the Oprah Winfrey Show earned her widespread adoration, as well as her own production company. Her name was supposed to be Orpah, from the Bible, but because of the difficulty of spelling and pronunciation, she was known as Oprah almost from birth. Winfrey's unmarried parents separated soon after she was born and left her in the care of her maternal grandmother on the farm. Winfrey made friends with the farm animals and, under the strict guidance of her grandmother, she learned to read at two and a half years old.