Oprah Winfrey Will Release Memoir In 2017 Under Her Own Imprint

Willie Grace | 12/8/2015, 9:01 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire to include the launch of her own book imprint, with her own planned memoir ...
Oprah Winfrey captivates audiences on stage at the SAP Center at San Jose, California on Friday, November 14, 2014. This was the eighth and final tour stop of Winfrey’s eight-city arena tour, “Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,” traveling throughout the U.S. this fall. Courtesy of Harpo, Inc. / George Burns

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire to include the launch of her own book imprint, with her own planned memoir set as its first fruit.

Flatiron Books announced Thursday that Winfrey’s The Life You Want is scheduled for January 2017 and will “reveal never-before told stories” that show how “anyone can put their life on a new trajectory.”

Winfrey’s as-yet-untitled imprint is expected to churn out several nonfiction works a year.

Winfrey said in a statement issued through Flatiron that she hopes her story “inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves.”

In a recent speaking tour of Australia, Winfrey also talked about the son she had when she was 14, who died. She told attendees at her event at the Rod Laver arena that she was ashamed of the pregnancy, which was premature.

“I did an interview with a reporter before I came to Australia and she said you should name the baby son who died,” Winfrey stated. “So I have named him. I had a little boy named Canaan,” Winfrey said. “I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life.”

What I Know for Sure, a collection of her O Magazine columns, was published by Flatiron in 2014.

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