Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads Cecilia Konchar Farr ... Twenty Years in a Desert Jail Malika Oufkir 5/16/01 19 4 477,867 hardcover 2001 Sula Toni Morrison 4/5/02 * Tara Road Maeve Binchy 9/4/99 1 8 720,000 paperback ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462579

Category: Social Science

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Categories: Social Science

Reading with Oprah

Reading with Oprah

( 26 ) Winfrey's approach to the novel was problematic , then , in large part because she rarely bothered to examine any of ... a commercial writer whose perky Tara Road was already on the best - seller list when Winfrey picked it .

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557288739

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Adored by its fans, deplored by its critics, Oprah's Book Club has been at the center of arguments about cultural authority and literary taste since it began in 1996. Reading with Oprah explores the club's revolutionary fusion of books, television, and commerce and tells the engaging and in-depth story of the OBC phenomenon. Kathleen Rooney combines extensive research with a dynamic voice to reveal the club's far-reaching cultural impact and its role as crucible for the clash between "high" and "low" literary taste. Comprehensive and up-to-date, the book covers the club from its inception in 1996, through the Jonathan Franzen contretemps, the surprising suspension in 2002, and, after the club's return in 2003, the progression from "great books" to memoir. New material includes an extensive look at the James Frey scandal and Oprah's turn to contemporary fiction, including The Road and Middlesex. Through close examination of Winfrey's picks and personal interviews with book club authors and readers, Rooney demonstrates how the club that Barbara Kingsolver calls "one of the best possible uses of a television set" has, according to Wally Lamb, "gotten people of all ages to read, to read more, and to read widely."
Categories: Social Science

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Oprah's Book Club selection ( as at 26 March 2001 ) Allende , Isabel . Daughter of fortune . Angelou , Maya . The heart of a woman . Ansay , A Manette . Vinegar Hill . * Berg , Elizabeth . Open house . Binchy , Maeve . Tara Road .

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Category: Libraries

Page: 354

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-
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About the Author

About the Author

Author: Alfred Glossbrenner

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: PSU:000044424169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Introduces the life and work of 125 notable authors from all major genres, recommending which work to read first, similar works by other authors, biographies, and sources of literary criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New York Times Biographical Service

The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105018836929

Category: Biography

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
Categories: Biography

Values Work Education

Values  Work  Education

The Meanings of Work Samuel M. Natale, Brian M. Rothschild Tara M. Madden. distracts the person . ... Leisure , in this way , is understood largely in individualistic terms , that is , how does leisure serve the individual .

Author: Samuel M. Natale

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 348

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This book is a collection of reflections and empirical studies which examine the many facets of the meanings of work. The authors are significant scholars in fields of study ranging from ethics to sociology. The book is a text which aims at balancing the academic with the practical and so the chapters often reflect the tensions implicit in such a venture. The reader will find in these pages historical, philosophical, educational, religious, entrepreneurial and many other points of view which combine to emerge as a text which is both encyclopedic in information yet engaging and lively in style. The reader will be able to understand how the meanings of work have changed over the centuries varying according to historical place and point of view. At the same time, the diligent reader will observe the centrality that work has in the lives of people both practically and in terms of life quests. Work has previously been defined as an activity that produces something of value for other people. This definition does not even begin to include the information about work that is presented in this book. The reader will feel a invigorating sense of worth from this book.
Categories: Philosophy

The Kindness Cure

The Kindness Cure

How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World Tara Cousineau. 160. 162. 165. 166. 166. 172. 172. 173. ... “morning pages”: Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to High Creativity (New York: Putnam, 2002).

Author: Tara Cousineau

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781626259713

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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It’s time for a kindness revolution. In The Kindness Cure, psychologist Tara Cousineau draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to show how simple practices of kindness—for ourselves, for others, and for our world—can dissolve our feelings of fear and indifference, and open us up to a life of profound happiness. Compassion for ourselves and others is our birthright as humans—hardwired into our DNA and essential to our happiness. But in our fast-paced, technical savvy and hyper competitive world, it may come as no surprise that rates of narcissism have risen, while empathy levels have declined. We now find ourselves in a “cool to be cruel” culture where it’s easy to feel disillusioned and dejected in our hearts, homes, and communities. So, how can we reverse this malady of meanness and make kindness and compassion an imperative? The Kindness Cure draws on the latest social and scientific research to reveal how the seemingly “soft skills” of kindness, cooperation, and generosity are fundamental to our survival as a species. In fact, it’s our prosocial abilities that put us at the head of the line. Blended with moving case studies and clinical anecdotes, Cousineau offers practical ways to rekindle kindness from the inside out. We are wired to care. The very existence of our human species evolved because of an intricate physiology built for empathy, compassion, and cooperation. Yet we have an epidemic of loneliness, indifference, and cruelty, and we see these destructive trends on a daily basis in our families, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This important book teaches effective skills in compassion, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning, and reveals successful social policy initiatives in empathy taking place that inform everything from family life to education to the workplace. Kindness has the exponential power to renew relationships and transform how we think, feel, and behave in the world. Will you be a part of the revolution?
Categories: Self-Help

National Journal

National Journal

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Categories: Legislation

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

Tara Lipinski 3. Kerri Strug Multimedia phenomenon , Oprah Winfrey . Dana Reeve is all heartand won yours . O ur thirtieth annual Most Admired Women Poll is real- for her finesse in interviewing everyone from cagey world leadly ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105022112903

Category: Home economics

Page: 576

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Categories: Home economics