Kelley Interviewed

Ironically, the biggest news in Kitty Kelley’s biography of Oprah, releasing today, may be that she was NOT abused as a child, as she claims. Today, the Huffington Post features a photo essay on Oprah’s “Aunt Katharine” (she’s actually an older cousin), who is quoted in Kelley’s book on the abject poverty Oprah claims she was raised in,

Now, you have to understand that I love Oprah, and I love all the good work she does for others, but I do not understand the lies that she tells. She’s been doing it for years now.

NPR’s Morning Edition (audio will be available some time after 9 a.m.), is interested in Kelley’s claims that she got the cold shoulder from many news outlets, including ABC, commenting,

Perhaps that’s not surprising, given that ABC’s parent company, Disney, is partnering with Winfrey on several of the new shows she’ll present on the Oprah Winfrey Network. But it is troubling to some.

In Kelley’s interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show yesterday, Kelley lists the shows that turned her down. Asked whether her motivation to choose Oprah as a subject was the millions of fans who might buy it, Kelley responds that “they will love it.”

Media attention has increased sales; the book is now at #3 on Amazon (from being in the 300’s over the weekend) and library holds have nearly doubled in the libraries we checked (bringing the average to 1.75 holds per copy). Half the libraries have received their copies.

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