Oprah, Oprah, Oprah… Oh?!?!

It’s here. Kitty Kelley’s latest tawdry tell-all unauthorized biography. The unfortunate subject of her eagle-eye scrutiny this time around? The beloved institution known as Oprah Winfrey.

The few reviews that are out of Kelley’s book, Oprah : A Biography, suggest it may not give readers as many “Oh My Gosh!!!” moments as many of her previous works have. But she still puts her spicy spin on well-known “secrets “discussed by Oprah and those close to her.

One really juicy bit of Oprah gossip that comes out of the book, according to Janet Maslin’s New York Times book review is that Kelley was able to extract the name of Oprah’s biological father out of one  Oprah’s relatives. The kicker: allegedly, Oprah has tried for years to pry the identity of her father from her relatives. Kelley will not tell the world who he is, though, until Oprah is told by her mother first. How thoughtful. But she’ll tell you just about everything else!!!

Request this latest book by Kitty Kelley here, or check out some of her other jaw-dropping works below!!!
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The Royals Gossipmonger Kelly narrates her latest unauthorized biography, this time targeting Britain’s royal family. She has included some interesting factual information about the royals, describing the early-20th-century history of the family and its ties to Germany. But the biography is a mix of fact and tawdry, unsubstantiated innuendo (Phillip may be bisexual, one son may not be his, etc.). Wherever possible, Kelley’s inflections as narrator make events seem naughtier still. –Library Journal
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The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty Generations of Bushes have given her plenty of material. She presents Prescott, the alcoholic senator who beat his children; George H.W., the tightfisted husband with a mink-clad mistress; and a supporting cast of uncles and brothers embroiled with dictators and Japanese Mafiosi. There is Barbara’s grudge-bearing (a streak so mean one feels almost sorry for Nancy Reagan), Laura’s reputation as a college drug source, and ex-daughter-in-law Sharon’s tales (since recanted) of cocaine at Camp David. Capping it all is George W., who—from financial shadiness and substance abuse to a suspect military record and a blithe confidence that he deserves all he has been given and more—is portrayed not as the family’s black sheep but as the epitome of its values. –The New Yorker
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Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography A shocking portrait of the 1980s, America, and the woman whose position helped shape the values and policies of the Reagan administration. Through over 1,000 interviews collected during four years of exhaustive research and reporting, Kelley reveals Nancy Reagan as a superb public performer, a vain, materialistic social climber, a bitter foe and formidable strategist–an American phenomenon. –Red Room
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star The unauthorized, best-selling biography of one of America’s brightest – and most flamboyantly glamorous – stars. Elizabeth Taylor has beguiled audiences since National Velvet, and her many loves and peccadilloes have provided endless spice and interest for the movie-going and star-watching public. Biographer Kitty Kelley tells all – even the parts Liz would rather keep secret! – in this uncensored biography. –Publisher
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Jackie Oh! She was the definition of White House style for too brief a time. And as a private citizen, we couldn’t seem to get enough of her. Here is the inside, outside, upside and downside of our own American princess. Tragic, heroic, private: the image of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis remains the image of an American icon that will never lose its ability to charm and fascinate. –Book Jacket
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Gossipmonger Kelly narrates her latest unauthorized biography, this time targeting Britain’s royal family. She has included some interesting factual information about the royals, describing the early-20th-century history of the family and its ties to Germany. But the biography is a mix of fact and tawdry, unsubstantiated innuendo (Phillip may be bisexual, one son may not be his, etc.). Wherever possible, Kelley’s inflections as narrator make events seem naughtier still.

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About Steven Deineh

Steven is a librarian at San Diego County Library headquarters. He mostly enjoys reading young adult fiction (some of his favorites include Feed by M.T. Anderson, Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling), science fiction/fantasy (Ender's Game & series by Orson Scott Card, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke), and fiction (anything by Sarah Waters, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett). When not reading, you can find him sleeping, drinking coffee, and wanderlusting all over San Diego County and the world.

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