BY THE EDITORS OF O, The Oprah Magazine
REVIEWED BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
Help comes in the most unlikely places.
When you need a little advice, you know you can always ask your best friend or your parent. You might find what you need online or from professionals and had a good outcome. But where do you get personal advice when you don’t want to actually talk to anyone? How about Oprah? Some of the things you learned by watching her show, and that is why these unforgettable tips are in the new book O’s Best Advice Ever!
If you’re drawn to this book, there is a pretty good chance you know what you want in life, and where you’re going—but admit it,sometimes it’s nice to have a little nudge in the right direction. That’s where O’s Best Advice Ever! comes in handy.
If your health is an issue, let Dr. Oz teach you how to reduce stress, stay sharp, eat right, lose weight, stock your medicine cabinet, stay well in the winter, and why you shouldn’t wear shoes in your house. Then, Bob Greene weighs in on weight, and why you might be better off accepting those last seven pounds.
Who doesn’t want to save money in this economy? From Suze Orman, you’ll learn that tidying your office files could lead to a tidy little bank deposit. Clean up, straighten up, throw out paperwork you don’t need anymore, and watch your financial life improve. Having a clutter-free house is just a bonus! Get a little boost in your overall life with Dr. Phil, who offers ten steps for renewing yourself and nine ways to survive the upcoming holidays. Oh, and forget New Year’s resolutions—he has resolutions you can use now.
Columnist Martha Beck gives five “best” pieces of advice and a trust test. Lisa Kogan adds thought-starters on patience and keeping magic in your heart. Nate Berkus helps spiff up your house, and Adam Glassman polishes up your wardrobe.
Then, just for fun, check out a smattering of Oprah’s “best” throughout the years—friends, reflections, interviews, and her observations of life.
O’s Best Advice Ever! is a little bit different than the other anthologies from O, The Oprah Magazine. This book is more targeted, with pages and pages of articles from experts you know, and the best part, a wealth of wisdom from Oprah herself. Oprah shares interviews with Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, Jerry Seinfeld, and others that serve to remind us why we’ve followed Oprah for over 25 years.
Overall, O’s Best Advice Ever! is a browser’s paradise with a good mix of fun and fact. If you’re looking for useful-but-light reading, you’ll love this book.