Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyIn its nearly 20 years on the air, the Oprah Winfrey Show has featured guests such as Michael J. Fox, Cher, Cindy Crawford and Esther Williams. This book assembles a dizzying array of images depicting Oprah with these guests and a host of others. It's a curious collection, with no captions or explanations of why Natkin and Green have decided to publish these photographs now, while the show is still going strong. The poor quality or unflattering photographs portray, among other images, Oprah standing proudly among her audience, microphone in hand; Oprah hanging on the words of Al Sharpton; Oprah laughing with Steve Martin; Oprah leaning over a piano with Michael Bolton; and Oprah playing the guitar with Dolly Parton. Most shots were taken on the set, between 1986 and 1996 (the years Natkin and Green worked as Oprah's staff photographers). Such quotes as "All my life I have fought against prejudice and intolerance" (Harry S. Truman) and "joy delights in joy" (William Shakespeare) are the only accompaniment to these images (aside from brief commentary from Larry King and the photographers). While some fans may find it amusing to track Oprah's various self-transformations over the years, it's hard to imagine many snatching up this attempt at chronicling a few years in the life of a daytime talk show. (Nov.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
To Oprah with Love: A Photographic Tributeby Paul Natkin, Stephen Green
As official show photographers, Paul Natkin and Stephen Green had unlimited access to Oprah an dher guests. They bring their one-of-a-kind collection, culled from years of archives together for the first time in this revealing look on and off stage at "Oprah" and the incredible people she has known.
From music to soap operas, diet to lifestyle, humanitarian assistance and family psychology, Oprah has illuminated so many different facets of life. She has evolved as a major inspiration, motivator and essence of modern life.
With an introduction written by Larry King, this book of photographs will thrill everyone who knows about Oprah, her leadership, style, sparkle, and determination. It is perfect for any coffee table in any American home, but especially for those fans who have followed her tremendous and well-planned career.
From Dolly Parton, Quincy Jones, Susan Lucci, and Mark Wahlberg to Cher, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Elizabeth Taylor, Oprah has hosted every leading newsmaker of our time sharing their ideas with her thrilled audiences. As Oprah nears her retirement from daily television, these timeless photographs celebrate her life-affirming essence: the woman, the friend, the guide and the inspiration.
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