A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle is Oprah’s newest book club pick. Apparently, Oprah is not satisfied with foisting one schlocky self improvement book on us or the public hasn’t done a good enough job of remaking their lives to her satisfaction because she is ... more >
The AP has an interesting story today about Oprah’s recommended reading list. One of the titles that was featured as a “guaranteed page-turner from Oprah’s personal collection” was Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree, a story set in the Great Depression about a young orphan who goes to live ... more >
Bill Schneider is the author of three self published books. Like many self published, debut and midlist authors, Schneider is toiling in obscurity. So he did what any possibly neurotic, desperate, and not terribly ethical author would do and began telling people that his book, Crossed Paths, a gay love ... more >
Nan Talese, editor and publisher of James Frey’s fictional autobiography called A Million Little Pieces, struck back after enduring months of scorn and anger, much of it fueled by Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Winfrey featured James Frey on her show and was later appalled to find out that a great deal ... more >
Oprah’s Book Club selection, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, won the Fiction prize. The Wall Street Journal won for its investigation of corporate backdating of stock options. Interestingly, the “Breaking News Reporting” was awarded to the Staff of The Oregonian for its reporting of the family missing in the Oregon ... more >
Clearly I was wrong in my previous guessing. Damn that google anyway. Sydney Poiter’s The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography is the latest book to benefit from the Oprah effect.