Tuesday, January 5, 2010

LIVING OPRAH: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
LIVING OPRAH

My One Year Experiment to Walk the
Walk of the Queen of the Talk
BY ROBYN OKRANT

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year. Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Robyn Okrant is a writer, director, performer, and yoga teacher. She graduated from Bennington College in Vermont, majoring in Drama (both socially and academically) and holds an MFA in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Robyn has produced, written, and directed many original pieces: from traditional stage plays to solo performances to sketch comedy to improvised full-length plays, and, most recently, short films.

She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jim, and two cats, Wasabi and Selmarie. When pressed, she’ll admit to being a schlumpadinka at heart but thinks it’s part of her charm.

You can visit the author at www.robynokrant.com.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO KELLY AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I
HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!


THE RULES:
--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: GO TO AUTHOR ROBYN OKRANT'S WEBSITE HERE AND READ ABOUT WHY SHE DID THIS PROJECT AND WROTE THE BOOK. COME BACK AND TELL ME SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT ALL THAT.

+1 MORE ENTRY: TELL ME IF YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG AND HOW. I HOPE YOU FOUND IN THE LEFT COLUMN THAT I HAVE ADDED A WAY SO YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL NOW!

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+1 MORE ENTRY: WATCH FOR MY REVIEW SOON AND THE BONUS ENTRIES WITH IT.

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 31


GOOD LUCK!

77 comments:

jonbonjovious said...

I did a biography paper on Oprah Winfrey in 1987...I have followed her ever since. Robyn Okrant did the ultimate and I love that she committed "to Winfrey’s lifestyle suggestions"...I'm eager to find out if Robyn found the ultimate happiness!

jonbonjovious said...

I follow through google friend

Lee P said...

Oh, I love Oprah! She has a very large voice in the media. I too, would love to find out if the cost, time and money is worth the end result in following her advice. What an interesting idea and book! Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/7415931351

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Sarah said...

She wanted to discover the time and money commitment required to follow all of Oprah's advice.

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Sarah said...

I follow through Google Reader

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fredamans said...

For me, the most interesting thing I learned was how she really valued Oprah and what she is all about. It makes me want to read the book even more.

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fredamans said...

I follow via Google connect.

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fredamans said...

Tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/7417509126

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Simply Stacie said...

She believes Oprah is the epicenter of the self help movement and the most influential person in the media today.

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Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

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Debbie said...

I loved the way she took into account the time and money involved. I always wonder about that with celebrities.
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Debbie said...

I'm a google follower.
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Martha Lawson said...

She believes Oprah to be the single most influential person in the media today – especially when it comes to impacting women.

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Martha Lawson said...

I subscribe by email

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Martha Lawson said...

I follow on google friend connect.

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Rebecca Graham said...

She wondered if the time and money would be worth living like Oprah.

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rubynreba said...

One reason she did this is she wondered if the costs - time and money - would be worth the effects of Living Oprah
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rubynreba said...

I follow on google friend
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g.g. said...

I enjoyed reading some of her blog and can see where the book will be a great read as she writes like she is talking to you.

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g.g. said...

I follow through google friend connect

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Wickdogg said...

I like that she was realistic about spending the time and money to do this

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Wickdogg said...

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Lacey said...

She wrote the book to test oprah influencial inspiring deameanor.

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Angie said...

She did this project because she wanted to know if you could find happiness by living up to someone else's ideal.

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Angie said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect

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Benita said...

I found out she was very curious...as Oprah frequently urges her viewers and readers to “Live Your Best Life,” she wondered what would happen if one of us committed ourselves whole-heartedly to her lifestyle suggestions. Would the financial and time costs of living as Oprah prescribes be worth the results?

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Benita said...

I follow and I subscribe via email.

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etirv said...

The author approached this project by being open to all possibilities and that was important!

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etirv said...

Google friend follower!

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RachieG said...

I thought it ws interesting that she felt that Oprah was the most influential person in the media...I don't know if I agree but it's a valid point.

The book looks cool!

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RachieG said...

I follow through Google friends?

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kalynnick said...

I found it interesting that she followed Oprah to see if what Oprah was say did led to better life or not.

I'm follower!

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enyl said...

She wanted to know if the money and time invested in following Oprah's advice is worth the final outcome of following such advice.

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enyl said...

Goog;e Friend Connect follower.
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enyl said...

E-mail subscriber.
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Jaime said...

Did she find happiness? What was the cost? How much time ?
I would love to know how she did
I found it interesting that she had some of the same questions about Oprah's insight.
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Jaime said...

I'm a email subscriber
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Anonymous said...

After reading the Happiness Project, it can't hurt to get some more help from Oprah. I saw her first show when I lived in Chicago. I love Oprah! I love the way she changed her program to be so positive and helpful. Thanks Bingo for the opportunity to win this. After Christmas giveaways are always the best and on these cold winter days what's better than curling up with a good book and pretending the dust in house will mysteriously evaporate on it's own!

SusieQ @ Hinson

janetfaye said...

I think her entire experience is interesting. I would like to find out more of what happened when she followed The Secret.

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janetfaye said...

I follow with GFC - janetfaye

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Natalie A. said...

She was doubtful and hopeful about the outcome of living like Oprah! Sounds like a great read! Thanks!

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Natalie A. said...

I follow through google friend!


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Natalie A. said...

Tweet
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Vivian Deliz said...

I saw her on tv and thought this was an interesting concept. It did cost her quite a bit of money.

Vivian Deliz said...

I follow with google reader.

MiscMayzee said...

I would love to see the results of this year long process - especially the cost vs. benefit ratio. :)

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sharon54220 said...

I agree that Oprah is a very influential person. She looks for the good in everything.
I find it interesting that Robyn wanted to live the lifesytle for a year. I can't wait to find out the results.

You go Robyn.

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I'm a big follower via Google Friend Connect.

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dsandyboy said...

I found out that she really valued Oprah.

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I follow you on Google friend.

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FrankSandy said...

She thinks Oprah is the centre of the self help movement.

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Emily said...

I tweeted: twitter.com/PgPalettePirate

She wanted to see if what would happen if someone followed all of Oprah's advice.

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I follow on Google RSS

Emily said...

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Emily said...

She wanted to see if what would happen if someone followed all of Oprah's advice.


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SandyM204 said...

She believes Oprah to be the single most influential person in the media today – especially when it comes to impacting women. I also belive that.

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debbiejackson said...

I liked how she chose to do research on her and developed a respect and appreciation for Oprah's ideals jacksond@nhr3.net

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dor said...

Big Wow! She believes that Oprah is the epicenter of the self help movement and wants to see how life will be following this.

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Birdie S. said...

Robyn allowed herself to be open to any and all possibilities to finding Oprah's BEST LIFE....Im looking forward to seeing how she made it through..... birdson@roadrunner.com

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Kim said...

I learned that she thinks that Oprah is the single most influential person to women in the media today!

Kim said...

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Nancye said...

She chose to go Oprah, and rightly so. When Oprah talks, people listen.

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Nancye said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect

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