What I Know For Sure

What I Know For Sure
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250054074
Language: en
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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.

What I Know for Sure

What I Know for Sure
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781447277675
Language: en
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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. Oprah Winfrey is a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want. 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 USA'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, 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.

What I Know for Sure

What I Know for Sure
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9781743533901
Language: en
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In the first issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah wrote: 'We are all the causes of our own effects ... That's why I'll never stop asking the question, "What do you know for sure?"' In the fourteen years since Oprah wrote those words, she has retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated programme of its kind in history), launched her own television network, become America's only black billionaire, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, watched friends and colleagues come and go, celebrated milestone birthdays - and through it all, she's continued to offer profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her monthly O column, 'What I Know For Sure'. 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, 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 readers will turn to again and again.

What I Know for Sure

What I Know for Sure
Author: Tavis Smiley
Release: 2008-01-08
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780385721721
Language: en
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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.

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Author: Dorothy Allison
Release: 1996-08-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781101127988
Language: en
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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.

Oprah Winfrey Book

Oprah Winfrey Book
Author: University Press
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9798741310373
Language: en
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University Press returns with another short and captivating biography of one of history's most compelling figures, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the most influential woman in the world. As a world-renowned talk show host, television producer, movie actress, best-selling author, celebrity interviewer, and generous philanthropist, she has used her empathy, authenticity, and wit to completely revolutionize American media. Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1954 to an unmarried teenage mother, Oprah Gail Winfrey was raised in extreme poverty, wore dresses made of potato sacks, suffered abuse, became pregnant, lost her son to a premature birth, became an honors student, was voted "Most Popular Girl" in her high school, won a full college scholarship, became the youngest - and first black female - television news anchor in Nashville, took the lowest-rated show in Chicago and turned it into the number-one daytime talk show in America, and became America's first black multi-billionaire. This short book tells the intensely human story of a woman who is changing the world in a way that no one else can.

The Path Made Clear

The Path Made Clear
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781250307514
Language: en
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Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.” That journey starts right here. In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The book’s ten chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us. Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. Renowned figures such as Eckhart Tolle, Brene Brown, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose. Paired with over 100 awe-inspiring photographs to help illuminate the wisdom of these messages, The Path Made Clear provides readers with a beautiful resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling – whatever it may be.

Needing to Know for Sure

Needing to Know for Sure
Author: Martin N. Seif,Sally M. Winston
Release: 2019-12-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781684033720
Language: en
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Powerful skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you break free from the fear of uncertainty and put a stop to compulsive checking and reassurance seeking. “How do I know I made the right decision?” “What if I’m wrong?” “I need to know for sure.” Do you have thoughts like these—thoughts that cause you to second-guess yourself, and lead to anxiety, stress, and worry? Do you find yourself repeatedly checking your email for no reason, asking others for their opinions about something again and again, or lying awake at night overanalyzing and planning ahead in an attempt to feel less anxious? If so, you probably have a problem with compulsive reassurance seeking. The good news is that you can break free from this “reassurance trap”—this book will show you how. In this unique guide, you’ll find proven-effective tips and tools using CBT to help you tolerate uncertainty, face specific worrying scenarios, and gradually reduce the compulsion to incessantly seek reassurance. Most importantly, you’ll learn to deal with those pesky “doubt attacks” and trust your own judgment. Asking for reassurance is a self-reinforcing behavior—if you do it, you’re less likely to handle stressful situations without needing further reassurance. And so the cycle continues. The CBT skills in this book will help you break this exhausting and painful pattern, so you can build self-confidence and improve your life.

What We Know for Sure

What We Know for Sure
Author: Lia Ocampo
Release: 2023
Editor: eBookIt.com
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9781456635329
Language: en
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This book is the result of what I saw and heard during the many years in the Philippines as I prepared to immigrate and the years since I came to America. It is a compilation of stories from myself and others who came to the United States and the lessons we learned along the way. My mission is to give hope, comfort, and support for future immigrant families as they face the challenges of immigrating. What We Know For Sure features Filipino U.S. Embassy employees who provided long, faithful, and valuable service to the United States Government. In this book, they share the process of coming to America and the truth behind the hard work and sacrifices it takes to stay. It was written for potential immigrants and immigrants, no matter what stage of the process they are in. These stories are here to comfort, inspire, educate, and guide any immigrant throughout his or her journey to the land of the free. I recently fulfilled my "Mission Africa" and was inspired to create another mission called "Mission Philippines" which was eventually the impetus for this first book.

Words That Matter

Words That Matter
Author: Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine
Release: 2010-04-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062007780
Language: en
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O, The Oprah Magazine encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style, and make choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. Words That Matter collects more than 600 of the most inspiring things ever said in the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine over the course of its extraordinary ten-year history.

The Wisdom of Sundays

The Wisdom of Sundays
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250138071
Language: en
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Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. “I see it as an offering,” she explains. “If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to.” Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the two-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply-affecting book. Organized into ten chapters—each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself—the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders. Visionaries like Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, and Shonda Rhimes share their lessons in finding purpose through mindfulness and intention. World renowned authors and teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hahn, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, explain our complex relationship with the ego and the healing powers of love and connection; and award-winning and bestselling writers like Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Elizabeth Lesser explore the beauty of forgiveness and spirituality. Paired with beautiful photographs, including many from Oprah’s private property in California where each episode of Super Soul Sunday is filmed, The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.

Own It

Own It
Author: Anjali Becker,Jeanne Engelmann
Release: 2016-10-17
Editor: Agate Publishing
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781572847842
Language: en
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Quotes on empowerment, risk-taking, work/life balance, leadership, philanthropy, and more from “one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation” (Forbes). The public’s appetite for all things Oprah Winfrey has waned little since her Chicago TV debut in 1983. Known as a self-help guru and the “Queen of All Media,” Oprah (it’s almost impossible not to refer to her by her globally recognized first name) has been shining light on social issues and encouraging fans to “live your best life” for more than 30 years, revolutionizing her corner of the entertainment industry in the process. Own It: Oprah Winfrey in Her Own Words provides a unique look into the wisdom and thought processes of one of the most adored, respected, and powerful women in the world. This book collects her most insightful quotations, centered around her media career, life lessons, entrepreneurship, and remarkable personal story . . . “The key is not to worry about being successful but to instead work toward being significant—and the success will naturally follow. How can you serve your way to greatness?” —O, The Oprah Magazine “[Multitasking] is a joke for me. When I try to do that, I don’t do anything well.” —Fast Company “Life is always speaking to us, especially in our greatest trials. The question is will you listen to the whispers.” —Ebony

Food Health and Happiness

Food  Health and Happiness
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781760552053
Language: en
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Oprah Winfrey has spent her life trying to make peace with food, which has been such a source of pleasure and meaning for her. Now Oprah has found ways to have her favorite meals while also controlling her weight, and in Food, Health and Happiness she shares not only her struggles with food but also the recipes that have allowed food to be a source of joy for her again. With help from the chefs who have cooked for her over the years such as Rosie Daley, Art Smith, Mei Lin, Taryn Huebner, and Sonny Sweetman, this is an extraordinarily personal cookbook while also being an invitation to Oprah's many fans to eat both healthfully and happily. From simple pleasures such as 'Unfried Chicken' or 'Turkey Chili' to such celebrations of freshness as 'Farro With Peas, Asparagus, Pesto and Cured Olives' and 'Chilean Sea Bass with Lemon Fennel Chutney,' this is food as it should be: a source of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a celebration of life.

The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm
Author: Regina M. Hansen
Release: 2022-06-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781534482456
Language: en
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Music, myth, and horror blend in this romantic, “eerie…atmospheric” (Publishers Weekly) fantasy debut about a teen girl who must fight a powerful evil that’s invaded her Prince Edward Island home—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens. There’s a certain wild magic in the salt air and the thrum of the sea. Beet MacNeill has known this all her life. It added spice to her childhood adventures with her older cousin, Gerry, the two of them thick as thieves as they explored their Prince Edward Island home. So when Gerry comes up the path one early spring morning, Beet thinks nothing of it at first. But he is soaking wet and silent, and he plays a haunting tune on his fiddle that chills Beet to the bone. Something is very, very wrong. Things only get worse when Marina Shaw saunters into town and takes an unsettling interest in Gerry’s new baby. Local lore is filled with tales of a vicious shape-shifting sea creature and the cold, beautiful woman who controls him—a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Marina. Beet is determined to find out what happened to her beloved cousin, and to prevent the same fate from befalling the handsome new boy in town who is winning her heart, whether she wants him to or not. Yet the sea always exacts a price…

What If

What If
Author: Shirley MacLaine
Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476728629
Language: en
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From Academy Award–winning actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine, a collection of imaginative ruminations: “Fun and thoughtful by turns and told in MacLaine’s feisty, funny voice, this should appeal to fans and doubters alike” (Booklist). Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates everything from the everyday to the esoteric in this collection of ideas and observations, each of which begins with two simple, powerful words: What if? Taking this as her starting point, Shirley explores a wide range of matters—spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earthbound and intergalactic, personal and universal. Along the way, she also reflects on joining the cast of Downton Abbey, receiving the prestigious American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, and introducing a new puppy into her formerly one-dog home. From Shirley’s questions emerges a striking portrait of a constantly curious woman who thrills to new ideas and discoveries—all while enjoying one of the most extraordinary and enduring careers in Hollywood. What if . . . captures the one and only Shirley MacLaine at her witty, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible best.

Bewilderment

Bewilderment
Author: Richard Powers
Release: 2021-09-21
Editor: Random House Canada
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781039000711
Language: en
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OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK 2021 SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOOKER PRIZE A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Overstory. Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 by New York, Chicago Tribune, BookPage, Literary Hub, The Millions, New Statesmen and Times of London The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while singlehandedly raising his unusual nine-year-old son, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is funny, loving, and filled with plans. He thinks and feels deeply, and can spend hours painting elaborate pictures of the endangered animals he loves. He is also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. What can a father do, when the only solution offered to his troubled son is to put him on psychoactive drugs? What can he say when his boy comes to him wanting an explanation for a world that is clearly in love with its own destruction? With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing visions of life beyond and its account of a father and son's ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers's most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperilled planet?

20 Things I Know for Sure

20 Things I Know for Sure
Author: Karen Casey
Release: 2019-09-01
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9781633411159
Language: en
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A collection of contemplations on life, spirituality, and peace of mind: “Pure food for the soul…a genuine treasure.”—Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit When Karen Casey chose to commit to a spiritual path, her direction in life changed. With a gentle and honest approach, she looks back at her personal experiences to help you make sense of your world and travel down your own spiritual path. Life lessons are all around you. In twenty short chapters, Here, the bestselling author of Each Day a New Beginning shares words of wisdom about life, loss, and everything in between. Taking on universal themes she reveals what matters most about unconditional love, the importance of peace, and more. Inside, find inspirational life lessons like: · Only through relationships can we heal · You are right where you are meant to be · If you share their journey, learn “Casey shares the wisdom she has gathered over the course of her 40 years of membership in Alcoholics Anonymous in this perceptive exploration of how to create a happy and fulfilled life….This wise offering…will be a comfort to readers going through a 12-step program.”—Publishers Weekly

It s Not Complicated what i Know for Sure about Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful

It s Not Complicated  what i Know for Sure about Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful
Author: Phyllis Hunter
Release: 2012
Editor: Scholastic Teaching Resources
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0545439302
Language: en
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"It's Not Complicated! captures Ms. Hunter's forty years of experience on the frontlines, offering indispensable advice for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students of color. Hunter addresses twelve pivotal points and practices that encourage successful reading -- from reading comprehension to Response to Intervention to oral language development and family involvement -- that every educator who works with a diverse student population should understand."--Page 4 of cover.

More Myself

More Myself
Author: Alicia Keys
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9781250153302
Language: en
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An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression As one of the most celebrated musicians in the world, Alicia Keys has enraptured the globe with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul-stirring piano compositions. Yet away from the spotlight, Alicia has grappled with private heartache—over the challenging and complex relationship with her father, the people-pleasing nature that characterized her early career, the loss of privacy surrounding her romantic relationships, and the oppressive expectations of female perfection. Since Alicia rose to fame, her public persona has belied a deep personal truth: she has spent years not fully recognizing or honoring her own worth. After withholding parts of herself for so long, she is at last exploring the questions that live at the heart of her story: Who am I, really? And once I discover that truth, how can I become brave enough to embrace it? More Myself is part autobiography, part narrative documentary. Alicia’s journey is revealed not only through her own candid recounting, but also through vivid recollections from those who have walked alongside her. The result is a 360-degree perspective on Alicia’s path, from her girlhood in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem to the process of growth and self-discovery that we all must navigate. In More Myself, Alicia shares her quest for truth—about herself, her past, and her shift from sacrificing her spirit to celebrating her worth. With the raw honesty that epitomizes Alicia’s artistry, More Myself is at once a riveting account and a clarion call to readers: to define themselves in a world that rarely encourages a true and unique identity.

Breaking the Honor Code

Breaking the Honor Code
Author: Stanalei Fletcher
Release: 2017-05-31
Editor: Northstar Security Series
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1509214666
Language: en
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Reformed playboy Sloan Cartland doesn't work that hard to live down his reputation, especially when it gives him an advantage as Northstar's profiler. But when the company's network is hacked, he puts on his game face and joins forces with the firm's cyber queen, Allison Richards, to track down the cyberterrorist. Sparks fly between the total opposites as Sloan moves past Allison's geeky-persona. The passion is unexpected but pleasurable, until Sloan receives evidence that implicates Allison as the hacker, compelling him to question her loyalty and his feelings. Allison must choose between her heart and honor and find a way to use her formidable skills to turn the tables on her enemies before Sloan decides she's a traitor.