By Kitty Kelley
For the prior twenty-five years, not anyone has been greater at revealing secrets and techniques than Oprah Winfrey. On what's arguably the main influential convey in tv historical past, she has gotten her guests—often the largest celebrities within the world—to naked their love lives, discover their painful pasts, admit their transgressions, display their pleasures, and discover their demons. In flip, Oprah has many times allowed her viewers to percentage in her personal existence tale, starting up in regards to the sexual abuse in her prior and discussing her romantic relationships, her obesity, her non secular ideals, her charitable donations, and her strongly held perspectives at the kingdom of the world.
After 1 / 4 of a century of the Oprah-ization of the United States, can there be any further secrets and techniques left to reveal?
Yes. simply because Oprah has met her match.
Kitty Kelley has, over an analogous time period, fear¬lessly and relentlessly investigated and written concerning the world’s such a lot respected icons: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, England’s Royal family members, and the Bush dynasty. In her number 1 bestselling biographies, she has uncovered truths and exploded myths to discover the genuine humans that exist in the back of their manufac¬tured facades.
Turning her reportorial points of interest on Oprah, Kelley has now given us an unvarnished examine the tales Oprah’s instructed and the lifestyles she’s led. Kelley has talked to Oprah’s closest family and enterprise affiliates. She has got court docket documents, beginning certificate, monetary and tax documents, or even copies of Oprah’s mythical (and punishing) confidentiality agreements. She has probed each point of Oprah Winfrey’s existence, and it really is as though she’s written the main striking section of The Oprah Winfrey Show ever filmed—one within which Oprah herself is ultimately and entirely revealed.
There is a case to be made, and it's definitely made during this publication, that Oprah Winfrey is a vital, or even nice, determine of the 20 th and twenty-first centuries. yet there's additionally a case to be made that even greatness has to be tested and placed lower than a microscope. truth has to be separated from delusion, fact from hype. Kitty Kelley has made that separation, exhibiting each side of Oprah as they've got by no means been proven prior to. In doing so she has written a psychologically perceptive and meticulously researched e-book that might shock and thrill each person who reads it.