27 February, 2011

Living Oprah

Title: Living Oprah
Author: Robyn Okrant
Genre: Non Fiction
Audience: Adult
Format: Book - Library

Synopsis: In 2008. Robyn Okrant decided to spend a year living exactly as Oprah told her to. If Oprah told her she "must" buy, see, eat or experience it, Robyn would. She spent the year blogging her experience and ended up writing this book about her year.

What I thought: Another book I read about in a magazine article and thought it would be interesting so requested it from work. I love the fact that if a book is not in the library catalogue, I can request it and if it's a fairly new publication, chances are the library will buy it. Of course, it doesn't hurt that part of my job is doing these requests for clients!
So, each month Okrant reflects on her journey, things she struggled with, as well as keeping a spread sheet of what she is doing, how long it takes and how much it costs.
For me this book didn't hold any great surprises. Okrant struggles with the fact that in one show Oprah tells her she must cut back on stuff and in the next encourages her to buy more. It is interesting to see how dedicated she becomes to the project. At no time does she give herself a free pass and in the end struggles to cut herself off from the queen of talk. All in all an interesting read.

Recommended for: who love or hate Oprah. Either group will find their ideas on her supported in this book.

Challenges:  100+ Challenge, A-Z Challenge, 

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