The Condensed OPRAH

Newsweek‘s online column “We Read it [So You Don’t Have To]” is a Cliff’s Notes of current popular titles. Today, it analyzes Kitty Kelley’s bio of Oprah. The “Don’t Miss These Bits” section offers a synopsis of the juicier parts (with helpful page references) for those that haven’t been reading the press coverage.

Newsweek says what many others already have, that the book lacks a bombshell, but has “a gossipy nugget on every page” and raises the key question, “…who buys the book? Her many fans? Or her many detractors?”

The audience may be finite; the book has slid down Amazon’s sales rankings, from #1 to #4, with a down arrow. The rate of new holds added in libraries we checked is also slowing.

Oprah: A Biography
Kitty Kelley
Retail Price: $30.00
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Crown – (2010-04-13)
ISBN / EAN: 0307394867 / 9780307394866

Large Print from Random House; $30; ISBN 9780739377857
Audio from Random House Audio; CD: $50; ISBN 9780307749246

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