Oprah Winfrey to Release Memoir

Oprah Winfrey

Anyone who ever wanted the blueprint of Oprah Winfrey’s life will soon be getting just that.

The media mogul, who heads up her own network and production company, and headlined the top-rated Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986-2011, has signed with Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, for her memoir The Life You Want, which will be published in January 2017.

Winfrey said in a statement she hopes her story “inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves” and that “anyone can put their life on a new trajectory.” She added the book will feature never-before-told stories,  “even the painful ones.”

As a part of the deal, Winfrey will also start her own book imprint that will publish nonfiction books.

In a release, Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, called the memoir “a remarkable combination of Oprah’s life story and the lessons we can all draw from it for our personal growth.” He added, “We’re also thrilled to give a home to Oprah’s imprint titles. We all know how extraordinary Oprah’s instincts are when it comes to choosing books, instincts borne of her lifelong love of reading and the power of the written word.”

The forthcoming book won’t be the first publication for the talk show queen. In 2014, she published “What I Know for Sure,” a collection of her “O” magazine columns, which was published by Flatiron.

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