Press: The Stories of O

Oprah Winfrey brings her inspirational touch to a glossy new magazine. Get ready to take notes

The remarkable thing about O: The Oprah Magazine, which appears on newsstands this week, is that it is an Oprah experience from start to finish. In a personal guarantee of the brand, the television superstar graces the cover, as she plans to do for every issue in the foreseeable future. Inside the 318-page premiere issue (including 166 pages of ads) is a literary experience consistent with The Oprah Winfrey Show, with the daily outpourings of emotion transposed into the more staid mode of confessional narrative. Tale after tale records the triumphs of women (ordinary women, mostly; who needs celebrities when you...

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