RE: virus: Oprah who?

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 2 Feb 1999 11:40:02 -0800

>From a list of the books featured on The Oprah Winfrey
Show in January 1999:

Dr. Christiane Northrup (1/27/99)
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
by Dr. Christiane Northrup

How to Build a Family Team (1/26/99)
The Family Manager's Everyday Survival Guide by Kathy Peel

Multiple Marriages (1/21/99)
Virus of the Mind by Richard Brodie

Thomas Jefferson's Black & White Relatives Meet (1/18/99) Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy by Annette Gordon-Reed

Slaves in the Family by Edward Ball

Fergie (1/15/99)
Dieting with the Duchess by Sarah Ferguson

My Life is a Lie (1/14/99)
Anonymity by Susan Bergman

Oprah's 2000 Time Capsule (1/13/99)
Life Strategies by Dr. Phil McGraw

What Could You Give Up? (1/12/99)
Take Yourself To the Top by Laura Berman Fortgang

The Septuplets First Birthday! (1/7/99)
Seven From Heaven by Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey

Are You Paying Too Much? (1/6/99)
Tricks of the Trade by Janice Lieberman

How Safe Is Your Home When It's Alone? (1/5/99) Smart Parents, Safe Kids by Robert Stuber and Jeff Bradley

and the last few Oprah's Book Club selections:

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
Announced on December 7, 1998

Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
Announced on October 20, 1998

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage Announced on September 25, 1998

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
Announced on June 18, 1998

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat Announced on May 22, 1998

Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen
Announced on April 9, 1998

Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
Announced on March 6, 1998

Paradise by Toni Morrison
Announced on January 16, 1998

Not a 300-level Harvard seminar's reading list, but not completely lightweight either.

Oprah's audience is known throughout the publishing world as the most book-buying audience of any TV show.

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at