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Oprah to Publish Memoirs—Will There Be Surprises?

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If you've been missing Oprah, she's coming back—in book form, that is.

The uber-famous talk-show host, who's also known for her own signature book club and magazine, will be releasing her memoir in January 2017.

"The Life You Want," which will be published by Flatiron Books, will offer up Oprah's "own story as the source of inspirational advice."

Not only that, but the publisher will also give Winfrey her own book imprint, according to USA Today, through which she will publish multiple nonfiction books per year.

The deal, according to Deadline.com, is worth a reported eight figures.

"All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life," Winfrey said in a statement. "I'm still learning, and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves."

The 61-year-old mogul has been called the queen of all media, in no small part because of her successful eponymous talk show, which ran from 1986–2011.

And while we've learned a lot about Winfrey—and her guests—over the years, the publisher of her upcoming memoir promises that there will still be a lot of takeaways for those of us who feel as if we already know Oprah as well as BFF Gayle King.

"We're deeply honored to publish 'The Life You Want,' which is such a remarkable combination of Oprah's life story and the lessons we can all draw from it for our personal growth," Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, said in a statement.

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