Description : A portrait of the popular talk show host chronicles Oprah Winfrey's dramatic rise to success, difficult childhood, battle with weight, career path, charitable endeavors, and personal life
Description : Presents the life of the African American talk-show host, describing her rise from poverty to her current status as one the country's most financially successful and influential television personalities
Description : Tells the story of Oprah Winfrey, who was born in poverty and became one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the entertainment industry, and discusses her successes and contributions.
Description : Oprah Winfrey is an unprecedented and important cultural phenomenon. This book aims to understand the reasons for her spectacular success and visibility. Based on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of messages on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, it takes the Oprah industry seriously in order to ask fundamental questions about how culture works today.
Description : Whether permanent or recurrent, a history of pains in your life, be it physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual is not a life sentence. Here is hope, healing, and a chance to recover the self lost, misfortune, handicap or disapproval going on in your life, even since childhood. Drawing on his extensive work Counseling and Recovering Adult and Children, and on his own experience as a survivor of emotional trauma relating to health, career, family life and life purpose, psychotherapist Moses Omojola demonstrates that through understanding your divine life journey, uniqueness and assignment, his specialized counseling can help lead you through grieving your lost fortune, to become your exciting prosperous personality, and integrate the healing aspects of spiritual, physical, and emotional recovery into your present life.
Description : 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.
Description : Oprah talks about losing weight, her childhood, her illegitimate child, her relationship to her family, and her uneasiness with the public's continued fascination with her
Description : Is violence on the streets caused by violence in video games? Does cyber-bullying lead to an increase in suicide rates? Are teens promiscuous because of Teen Mom? As Karen Sternheimer clearly demonstrates, popular culture is an easy scapegoat for many of society's problems, but it is almost always the wrong answer. Now in its second edition, Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture goes beyond the news-grabbing headlines claiming that popular culture is public enemy number one to consider what really causes the social problems we are most concerned about. The sobering fact is that a "media made them do it" explanation fails to illuminate the roots of social problems like poverty, violence, and environmental degradation. Sternheimer's analysis deftly illustrates how welfare "reform," a two-tiered health care system, and other difficult systemic issues have far more to do with our contemporary social problems than Grand Theft Auto or Facebook. The fully-revised new edition features recent moral panics—think sexting and cyberbullying—and an entirely new chapter exploring social media. Expanded discussion of how we understand society's problems as social constructions without disregarding empirical evidence, as well as the cultural and structural issues underlying those ills, allows students to stretch their sociological imaginations.