Congratulations, Oprah, you have been selected by Kitty Kelley as the subject of her next tell-all, unauthorized biography.
“Oprah Winfrey has fascinated me for many years _ as a woman, she has wielded an unprecedented amount of influence over the American culture and psyche,” Kelley said in a statement issued Wednesday by the Crown Publishing Group, an imprint of Random House, Inc.
The book does not yet have a title and a publication date has not been set. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Kelley, whose many best sellers include biographies of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan and the Bush family, has a long history of writing books as loathed by their subjects, and disputed by critics, as they are fascinating to readers.
Among her more notorious allegations: that Sinatra and Reagan may have had an affair while she was first lady, and that George W. Bush snorted cocaine at Camp David when his father was president.
For the Winfrey book, Kelley “plans to interview hundreds of sources, many of whom have never before spoken on the record about her subject,” according to Crown. While the author has spoken disparagingly of the Bushes, likening them to the Corleones, she appears to have a higher opinion of Winfrey.
“She has built an empire around her personality and has been one of American’s most admired business women and philanthropists,” Kelley said in her statement. “Oprah’s story is one of hope, promise and realization of the American dream.”
I’d be willing to bet this book never sees the light of day. Oprah is all-powerful, all-seeig, and all squashing when he speaks out against something. It’ll be interesting to watch this unfold.
6 thoughts on “>Kitty Might Get Scratched Over This.”
>I read about this yesterday. I agree with you, that book ain't going to make it unless Oprah approves of it. With one exception, SELF PUBLISHING.
>But I guess it's not worth it to her if she doesn't go through the publisher. Why work harder for it, when you can get a deal upfront.
>well, with all the shit that's been put out in the tabloids, i really don't think oprah gives a shit….everybody kinda knows her story already….the tough childhood, smokin' crack, issues with her estranged sister/dad, etc.the only thing that kitty can rock the world is that oprah is bi-sexual, but hell a lotta people are saying that now…so what's new to say?
>I am really surprised Crown has signed on to this project unless there are some guarantees as not to paint Oprah in an unfavorable manner — she is that powerful.I happen to personally know Kitty Kelly (we had the same personal trainer and she and my babies momma are good friends) and think she really should go somewhere and sit down. I think the Royals was the last book she did and she comes up with these ideas every few years to replinish her bank account I suppose. She is a very powerful (in some circles) person here in DC but the cast is changing and this may be her swan song (or death knell).But I agree, everybody already knows the dirt even the dirt that Oprah thinks no one knows.
>She needs to go work with the tabloids, she definately has the job experience. Ms. O will definately shut her down before she gets started good.
>I'm beginning my unauthorized biography of Lo. If I called Kitty, do you think she'd help me?