What I Know For Sure is the culmination of rereading fourteen years’ worth of columns in a bid to answer Gene Siskel’s question, “What do you know for sure?” It is written by the sole African-American Billionaire on Forbes list of America’s Richest Women, Oprah Winfrey.
In this book, she writes on the things that matter most to her in life. What would matter to a self-made billionaire? The jets? The yachts? Wining and dining with the high and mighty? Nope! The things that matter to her, as per her account, are things like joy, resilience, awe, connection and possibility. Pretty modest for a billionaire, yes?
What I Know For Sure offers riveting insight to the life of Oprah Winfrey. Herein she indulges you in the whole gamut. Her difficult upbringing being raised by a teenage mother, suffering sexual abuse that resulted in pregnancy, self-worth and self-esteem issues, issues with her weight, relationship problems, her early successes that led to her to building the fortune she now enjoys, and everything in between.
She is candid, real, and honest. This book is laden with a few old truths and some hard-earned insights. In her words, it is her “own private book of revelations.”
This is the account of the daughter of a poor, unwed teenage mom, born at the apogee of racism, the victim of child sexual abuse who turned her life around to become the tenth richest woman in America, with a net worth of $2.6 Billion dollars! She has since used her wealth to do good and ensure that women all over the world grow up and have better opportunities in life than she did!
It is a book of hope, lessons, and insights!
REVIEW BY AURA BILLY