Like Dr. King I have a dream of my own, too, that the powerful message of this little book would be engraved on every human heart and will never be forgotten again. That you who read this book will feel as I do that these 120 pages ... should be required reading for all humanity.
You said, 'I'm going to be on your show,' and I was more interested in the car. People say that to me all the time - they say, 'Hey Oprah, I just wrote a book,' or 'I'm a singer,' but you're the first person who ever made that true.
The underlying message of redemption in James Frey's memoir still resonates with me and I know it resonates with millions of other people who have read this book and will continue to read this book.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
I am disappointed by this controversy surrounding A Million Little Pieces because I rely on the publishers to define the category that a book falls within and also the authenticity of the work.
I had been convinced that I should do the book because I was turning 40. Well, turning 40 doesn't mean that all of a sudden you know more than you did when you were 39 or 38, ... At the time, (canceling the book) was the hardest decision I had ever made.
I've decided I will open the door to all books as potential Oprah's Book Club selections, ... I feel this will give the book club a whole new range of opportunities to explore the world through words.
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