What I Know For Sure

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250054079

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she's shared in O, The Oprah Magazine's widely popular "What I Know For Sure" column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation. Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker, 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, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women—while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.

Summary of Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know For Sure by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media


Category: Study Aids

Page: 32

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What I Know For Sure (2014) by Oprah Winfrey is a compilation of 14 years’ worth of columns Winfrey wrote for O Magazine. In columns targeted to American women, Oprah dispenses life advice and inspiration in the form of glimpses into her remarkable life… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Author: Dorothy Allison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3404


Bastard Out of Carolina, nominated for the 1992 National Book Award for fiction, introduced Dorothy Allison as one of the most passionate and gifted writers of her generation. Now, in Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, she takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women -- sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts -- and the men who loved them, often abused them, and, nonetheless, shared their destinies. With luminous clarity, Allison explores how desire surprises and what power feels like to a young girl as she confronts abuse. As always, Dorothy Allison is provocative, confrontational, and brutally honest. Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, steeped in the hard-won wisdom of experience, expresses the strength of her unique vision with beauty and eloquence.

What I Know For Sure

Author: Tavis Smiley

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307389472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 1891


From the man who catapulted the Covenant with Black America to number one on the New York Times bestseller list comes a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain and atonment. Tavis Smiley grew up in a family of thirteen in rural Indian, where money was scarce and the sight of other black faces even scarcer. Always an outsider because of his race, economic background, and Pentecostal religious beliefs, he was sustained by his family’s love. But one day his world was shattered when his father brutally beat him, sending him to the hospital and then into foster care for a period of time. In What I Know for Sure, Smiley recounts how he overcame his painful history and became one of America’s most popular media figures. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey - A 15-minute Instaread Summary

Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Instaread Summaries


Category: Self-Help

Page: 25

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey - A 15-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:Chapter 1 Amid everyday stresses, Winfrey learned to savor the peak experiences that make life worth living, which she calls ‘ahhh’ moments. Her first principle of joy is that, whether working or playing, people should delight in what they do and live in the moment. To illustrate this, Winfrey relates how terrified she was when singer, Tina Turner, invited her to be a backup dancer for a show. She feared embarrassing herself, yet went up on the stage and found joy in dancing. Second, Winfrey has come to understand, despite her lifelong weight problems, food still should be a source of joy, as when she and her friends shared a memorable dinner at a trattoria in Rome. People who love chocolate, as she does, need not ban it from their lives, but instead eat small amounts and savor every moment of it. Finally, Winfrey learned to delight in her friends, such as her beloved, best friend, Gayle King, and her diet guru, Bob Greene. King, whom Winfrey met in 1976, both keeps her grounded and cheers her on. Greene guides her on the path of eating foods that are right for both her body and her spirit…

This I Know for Sure...

A Story of How God Answered a Couple's Prayer Through an Adopted Child

Author: Karen Capson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480180147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 58

View: 2560


It's Adoption Day for six-year-old Madi, the fun-filled day when she and her Mom and Dad celebrate how they all became a family. Every year, Madi picks out a pretty party dress, and together they have a “Madi Gras” celebration, filled with delicious treats, wonderful memories, and praise for the Lord who brought them all together. This I Know For Sure… is a whimsically illustrated, biblically-based children's book by Karen Capson that was created to help share and explore the blessings of adoption with boundless joy, heart, and prayer. Written to provide parents with a means to interact with their child about the topic of adoption, This I Know For Sure… will help instill a strong sense of belonging and Godly identity in boys and girls ages three- to ten-years-old, while also helping their siblings have a better understanding of what it means to be adopted. With light-hearted, fun illustrations, Madi prepares for her “Madi Gras” celebration, from helping her father prepare her favorite breakfast treat, to looking at pictures of herself as a newborn baby with Mom. She rediscovers the excitement of her parents when she came into their lives, and how the whole family embraced their newest family member. She asks questions about her birth, her adoption, and ponders about how she was created the same as her parents, and how she is uniquely different.To highlight the miracle of adoption for both parents and child, this delightful and inspiring book features faith-led lessons, popular Bible verses, "conversation starters" from a child's vantage point, and tips for celebrating adoption within the reader's own family. Madi's adoption story is perfectly paired with joyful and heart-warming illustrations, sure to become a favorite book to be returned to time and again, as the parent and child continue to deepen their discussion about adoption and faith. It also includes additional materials on “Ways to Celebrate Adoption & Family,” as well as “Fill Up My Love Cup” journaling pages to create a lasting keepsake that the child will treasure for years to come. This I Know For Sure… can also serve as a valuable teaching tool for guidance counselors and Christian educators.Playful and upbeat, touching and informational, This I Know For Sure…is an inroad for open communication as children begin asking questions about their identity. It also focuses on creating a bridge between a parent and child in order to talk about their own family traditions by reading the unique adoption story of another child. A perfect balance of childlike playfulness and God-filled discussions, this tender, happy exploration of adoption is sure to create a deeper understanding of the topic, all with abundant laughter and love.