Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk

Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk

by Robyn Okrant
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Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant

What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year.
Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.

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ISBN-13: 9781599952390
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 01/04/2010
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robyn Okrant is a writer, filmmaker, performer, and yoga teacher. A graduate of Bennington College, she also holds an MFA in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives with her husband and two cats in Chicago.

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Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the advance copy and was bored out of my mind. This book is derivative and bland. The writer just ripped off of Julie Powell's book "Julie and Julia" though I'm not sure why since that book was a disappointment itself. To get "Living Oprah", one need only take "Julia and Julia", replace Julia with Oprah, dumb down the writing a few levels, and add spreadsheets. It has the same self-absorbed author, the blog, the complaining, the cat, the midlife crisis, etc. I learned nothing aside from the fact that following Oprah's advice can be expensive, I was not entertained in the least, and I left feeling like I had wasted two hours of my time. I expect this book will be a royal flop, only living off of the hopes of readers looking for another Julie Powell. Why bother?
Anonymous 3 months ago
She's a blob of galactic dimensions.
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I read it over a weekend and was disappointed when I was done because I wanted more. The style is conversational and light. She would have me laughing one moment and considering my own self-help habit the next. Recommended!
harstan More than 1 year ago
This gimmicky memoir is exactly like the title proclaims as thirtyish Robin Okrant lived one year in accordance with Oprah's advice. Ms. Okrant obviously admires Oprah, but also scorned that anyone even Oprah could adhere to her advice over a period of time. Testing her hypothesis, she tries keeping score along way and criticizing Oprah when she deemed sit worthy such as the talk show host's obsession over female looks. Although the memoir has many tedious entries as Ms. Okrant chose honesty over entertainment. Still this critique leads to a fascinating odyssey in which the author concludes to live real life to the fullest and forget this best life as described by anyone except you and your loved ones, and not proscribed by an outsider even a famous successful TV guru. Not for everyone as this modern day search for the Holy Grail, "My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk", seems a bit beyond even reality TV, yet many of the "Oprahized" entries are insightful and fascinating albeit expensive. Harriet Klausner