The Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey Turns 66 Today

The Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey Turns 66 Today

image via the atlantic Talk show host, actress, philanthropist, author, and overall Queen of Media Oprah Winfrey celebrates her 66th birthday today. Winfrey was born Jan. 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. Her parents separated soon after her birth and she was left in the care of her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae Lee. Winfrey moved around frequently as a child, bouncing from the urban, poor life of her mother to the safety of her father’s home.     Oprah says that her life was saved by her father. Her father was quite disciplined and had …

8 Best Things to Happen to the Book World This Decade

8 Best Things to Happen to the Book World This Decade

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This decade has been truly revolutionary for the book world. From opening up literature to the masses via the internet, to delving deeper into your favorite books with podcasts and apps, reading and writing has never been easier. Here are the best things to happen to the book world in the last ten years. 1. Bookstagram   View this post on Instagram   A pie-fect look back at 2019… Here’s to a new TBR pile for 2020! ?#RBCregram @pieladybooks A post shared by Reese’s Book Club (@reesesbookclub) on Dec 28, 2019 at 9:25am PST With the rise of Instagram has …

Have You Read This Oprah-Approved Alicia Keys Memoir?

Have You Read This Oprah-Approved Alicia Keys Memoir?

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In 2015 Oprah announced that she and Flatiron Books had started a new imprint that would focus on publishing nonfiction stories called “An Oprah Book,” and nearly four years later, back in March, we got the name of their first imprint title: More Myself by none other than Alicia Keys!     If you recall, the announcement itself was something special. It came out in a YouTube video where Alicia Keys unveiled the cover of her new book, describing it as “part autobiography, part narrative documentary.” Check out the video below!     Back then, Oprah Magazine noted that “[w]ith this announcement, 2019 seems …

Oprah Announces Latest Pick for Book Club Re-debut

Oprah Announces Latest Pick for Book Club Re-debut

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Oprah’s Book Club is back and better than ever! Oprah Winfrey took to CBS’ This Morning on Monday to announce that she’s chosen Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer for the comeback of her book club.   JUST IN: @Oprah's highly-anticipated new book club selection is #TheWaterDancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates! 📚 The book tells the story of a young man born into bondage on a plantation, who is gifted with a mysterious power. "It is one of the best books I've ever read." — Oprah pic.twitter.com/J8HnR5GH3c — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 23, 2019   Coates won the National Book Award in 2015 for …

Liam and Miley Broke Up! Here’s 6 Books We Can Cry Into

Liam and Miley Broke Up! Here’s 6 Books We Can Cry Into

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Devastating news broke this weekend: Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus have separated. While the 29-year-old actor spends time with his brother, Thor, in Australia, Miley seems to be having the time of her life as she spends her days with blogger Kaitlynn Carter.   Image Via Metro   Their rocky on-again, off-again relationship seemed to get steady once the two got married, but now it seems they’ve split up for good. It’s a sad day indeed. “You don’t understand what it’s like,” Liam told Daily Mail Australia when asked about the split. “I don’t want to talk about it, mate.”   Image …