What I Know For Sure

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781447277675
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Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. 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 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
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781743533901
Available:
Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780385721721
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Release: 2008
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The noted talk-show host details his experiences growing up black in an all-white Indiana community, describing what it was like to be an outsider, and the influence of his early life on his determination to succeed and to fight for the underdog.

The Wisdom of Sundays

The Wisdom of Sundays
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250138071
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Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Path Made Clear

The Path Made Clear
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781250307514
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Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

What We Know for Sure

What We Know for Sure
Author: Lia Ocampo
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9781456635329
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Release: 2021
Editor: eBookIt.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780062007780
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Release: 2010-04-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Needing to Know for Sure

Needing to Know for Sure
Author: Martin N. Seif,Sally M. Winston
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781684033720
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Release: 2019-12-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True
Author: Wally Lamb
Pages: 901
ISBN: 0060391626
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Release: 1998-06-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation

What Happened to You

What Happened to You
Author: Oprah Winfrey,Bruce D. Perry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781250223210
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand. “Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives.”—Oprah Winfrey This book is going to change the way you see your life. Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question. Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the book, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future—opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.

The Covenant with Black America Ten Years Later

The Covenant with Black America   Ten Years Later
Author: Tavis Smiley
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781401951498
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Release: 2016
Editor: Smiley Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Covenant, ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides. Ten years later, Black men still fall to police bullets and brutality, Black women still die from preventable diseases, Black children still struggle to get a high quality education ... inequality persist ... lost ground in nearly every leading economic category.

A Season with Mom

A Season with Mom
Author: Katie Russell Newland
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780785238898
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Harper Horizon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Maybe you’ve been putting your own dreams on hold. Maybe you’re recovering from your own illness. Maybe you’ve lost someone you care about . . . After reading this book, you’ll be eager to imagine your own amazing next season.” -- Peyton Manning, from the foreword A Season with Mom offers readers an intimate, true story about the bond shared between a mother and daughter, a road trip to all 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) parks, and the importance of relishing every joy and struggle along the way. The book is highly recommended for mothers and daughters cancer survivors baseball and sports fans of all ages anyone who has experienced loss . . . and maybe fallen in love along the way Join Katie as she travels more than 30,000 miles to all 30 MLB parks in a single season, a rare feat covered by the likes of ESPN. Along with black-and-white photographs, Katie shares letters written to her mom, who died of cancer before the two of them could go on the adventure of a lifetime together. During the journey, Katie beautifully illustrates the brevity of life, the impetus of adventure, and the clarity that comes by watching America’s favorite pastime. A Season with Mom reminds readers that in life, as in baseball, sometimes you strike out, but sometimes you hit home runs. And even if the wait is longer than you’d hoped--like it was for the Chicago Cubs’ long-sought World Series win--dreams can come true.

This I Know For Sure

This I Know For Sure
Author: Babbie Mason
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781426775949
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Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Abingdon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you have a longing to know God more intimately? Do you desire a rock-solid faith to believe God for the challenges you are facing, regardless of how you may feel? This powerful new book by award-winning Gospel singer-songwriter and Bible teacher Babbie Mason challenges you to examine your personal relationship with God and make up your mind to believe God’s Word, regardless of your feelings or circumstances, and take hold of some non-negotiable principles of the faith. Whether you are wrestling with questions or fears, facing a health or financial or other crisis, or struggling in your relationships, these principles will enable you to trust God with your doubts, cease your wavering, and drive a spiritual stake of faith in the ground. Drawing upon the powerful words of 2 Timothy 1:12, Babbie identifies five spiritual “landmarks” that point us to foundational promises in God’s Word we can know beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Own It

Own It
Author: Anjali Becker,Jeanne Engelmann
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781572847842
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Release: 2016-10-17
Editor: Agate Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Everything I Know About Love

Everything I Know About Love
Author: Dolly Alderton
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062968807
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working today and very soon the world will know it.”--Lisa Taddeo, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women “Dolly Alderton has always been a sparkling Roman candle of talent. She is funny, smart, and explosively engaged in the wonders and weirdness of the world. But what makes this memoir more than mere entertainment is the mature and sophisticated evolution that Alderton describes in these pages. It’s a beautifully told journey and a thoughtful, important book. I loved it.”--Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and City of Girls The wildly funny, occasionally heartbreaking internationally bestselling memoir about growing up, growing older, and learning to navigate friendships, jobs, loss, and love along the ride When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming an adult, journalist and former Sunday Times columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, getting dumped, realizing that Ivan from the corner shop might just be the only reliable man in her life, and that absolutely no one can ever compare to her best girlfriends. Everything I Know About Love is about bad dates, good friends and—above all else— realizing that you are enough. Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humor, Dolly Alderton’s unforgettable debut weaves together personal stories, satirical observations, a series of lists, recipes, and other vignettes that will strike a chord of recognition with women of every age—making you want to pick up the phone and tell your best friends all about it. Like Bridget Jones’ Diary but all true, Everything I Know About Love is about the struggles of early adulthood in all its terrifying and hopeful uncertainty.

Food Health and Happiness

Food  Health and Happiness
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1509847774
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception

Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception
Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0998104000
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Release: 2016-10-03
Editor: Just Positude
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this invigorating and uplifting self-improvement book, Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception: What I Now Know For Sure, this badass army reservist, military wife, writer, speaker, and mom takes you on the journey of finding freedom, fulfillment and new meaning in the things around you. She explains how positive perception can lead to personal elevation, personal growth and personal bliss. Her light-heartedness and sense of humor shines through as she shares inspiring stories, life lessons and fun exercises throughout the ten chapters of this book. The exercises and stories in this book will help you understand the power of your thoughts. You will learn ways to uplift and enrich your life so that you can successfully reach your goals. This book will encourage, inspire and motivate you to take action towards your next goal, whether it's big or small. As you read this great book, you will understand the need to focus on the things that will serve you and build you up. You will feel empowered to improve your life and circumstances with the power of positive perception. Chapters such as "One Life to Live" and "Tomorrow is Not Promised" help you understand that you only have one shot at this incredible thing called "life;" and you have to make it fantastic, "fun-tastic," sensational and worth the ride for you. Another chapter, "The Mind is very Powerful," reminds the reader about the power of the mind. It explains why the mind is in fact a super power, an originator of dreams, ideas and visions, an incubator and much more. It also explores how your mind can set you free. Another outstanding feature of this book is its simplicity and authenticity. The bottom line is that by the time you are done with this book, you will experience what I call the #PowerOfPositive PerceptionEffect or #POPPEffect. You will know how to focus on the things that will serve you. You will take charge of your life and go after your goals and dreams because the time for elevation is NOW. For more information, please contact the author Nkechi Ajaeroh here: www.justpositude.com or www.afriscopetv.com www.twitter.com/HonestlyKechi www.periscope.tv/HonestlyKechi www.facebook.com/HonestlyKechi Email: honestlykechi@gmail.com

One Question a Day for Moms Daily Reflections of Motherhood

One Question a Day for Moms  Daily Reflections of Motherhood
Author: Aimee Chase
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1250202310
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Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: Castle Point Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Track moments of motherhood in a beautiful keepsake journal This multi-year journal encourages mothers everywhere to take a moment to themselves each day and answer simple questions about their thoughts and musings. Questions range from big and small to serious and silly, giving Mom the opportunity to share her thoughts about her life, interests, personal goals, and special moments as a mother. Over the course of five years, she can look back and reflect on how the answers to these questions have changed or stayed the same. Questions include: If you could go somewhere alone for a day, where would it be? What is the funniest thing your child has said recently? What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? What small gift did motherhood give you today?