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OPRAHMAG.COM LAUNCHES TODAY WITH SPECIAL LETTER FROM OPRAH IN TANDEM WITH RELEASE OF NOVEMBER ISSUE WHICH ASKS “WHO (OR WHAT) DO YOU NEED TO THANK?”

ISSUE ON NEWSSTANDS OCTOBER 9TH

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O, The Oprah Magazine launched OprahMag.com today in conjunction with the reveal of the November 2018 issue. Visitors to the site will be greeted with a special video letter from Oprah herself and a multimedia version of her November What I Know For Sure column along with in-depth reported features on topics ranging from Afro-Latina identity to queer culture, an exclusive excerpt by author Tayari Jones, a Q&A with Kelly Rowland, a story with drag queen and actress from A Star is Born Shangela, profiles with the cast of The Real and Instagram influencer Amber Wagner, and more.

 

OprahMag.com empowers readers to explore what it means to live their best lives—and gives them the tools to go live it. With uplifting, insightful, and diverse perspectives across platforms, OprahMag.com infuses readers with a sense of possibility, encouraging them to reach higher and dream bigger. The new site will cover everything from personal essays and service to natural beauty, personal style, and the latest entertainment news, with a mix of video, original storytelling, plus content from the magazine.

 

Celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Serena Williams, DJ Khaled, Ciara, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, and more have been sharing how they live their best lives on O Mag’s Instagram to celebrate the new site’s launch.

 

OPRAHMAG.COM CONTENT – ALL COVERAGE MUST LINK BACK TO OPRAHMAG.COM:

Kelly Rowland Q&A: Oprahmag.com/Kelly-rowland

Tayari Jones Excerpt: Oprahmag.com/tayari-jones-excerpt

Shangela Story: Oprahmag.com/shangela

Cast of The Real Profile: Oprahmag.com/the-real

Instagram Influencer Amber Wagner Profile: Oprahmag.com/amber-wagner

Check out OprahMag.com for additional launch day content!

 

The November 2018 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine continues the 2018 Year of Big Questions asking – Who (Or What) Do You Need To Thank? exploring how gratitude can shift your attitude. This month, Oprah talks to Tina Turner about what keeps her strong, even during the most trying times, including her recent near-death experience and the loss of her son, Craig.

 

The November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine hits newsstands October 9. See below for links to full stories, select quotes, and link to download the cover.

 

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE NOVEMBER ISSUE CONTENT – ALL COVERAGE MUST LINK BACK TO OPRAHMAG.COM:

Tina Turner Interview: oprahmag.com/tina-turner

Who (Or What) Do You Need To Thank? Feature: oprahmag.com/thank-you

What I Know For Sure Column: oprahmag.com/oprah-health-scare

 

DOWNLOAD THE NOVEMBER ISSUE COVER: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KgMuXgo5M4_rUTdSH9n9ar6MYrA5tbDr

 

OPRAH QUOTES:

On how everyone can make a difference: “Every single one of us can make a difference by voting for people committed to change. It is possible to find a better way.”

 

On finding always finding something to be thankful for: “Wherever you are in your life’s journey – whatever the status of your career, your relationships, your finances, whether you’re successful or struggling, happy or not – I know for sure that you need to look further than your own body to offer a prayer of thanksgiving.”

 

TINA TURNER QUOTES:

On not becoming depressed after finding out that she had intestinal cancer and her kidneys were failing after recovering from the stroke and retraining herself to walk: “I never did. I don’t know why. When the doctors said ‘Both kidneys are out,’ I said, ‘I guess it’s my time to go.’ I was in my 70s. In my thinking, I’d lived long enough, and I didn’t want to be on a machine for the rest of my life. My mother and sister were both gone. But then Erwin chimed in, very emotional, and said, ‘I don’t want another partner.’ He was 150 percent ready to give me his kidney.”

 

On her husband, Erwin, donating her his kidney: “After I realized he was serious, I had to lie there and think, Maybe he does love me. I always had a phobia about not being loved, so to believe it took a lot of doing. I had to really come to grips with what he was about to do.”

 

On the impact of her son, Craig’s, suicide: “Well at first I didn’t believe it, because not long ago, Craig told me, ‘Mother, I’m really happy now.’ He had a new woman in his life, and he’d just redecorated his apartment. But during our last talk, he said ‘I just want to hear your voice and that laugh.’ He had never said something like that. I think that was his goodbye to me at the time but I didn’t realize it at the time. I’m still trying to find out why he did it. Maybe something from his childhood followed him through life and was still weighing on him, and he just couldn’t handle it anymore. I don’t know.”

 

On what lesson has taken her the longest to learn: “In my next lifetime, I want to be smarter. The hardest part of my childhood was school. There was violence in my family when I grew up, and that’s something that can make you lose the brain power you might normally have.”

 

On what she is most grateful for: “That I survived without hating or blaming anyone. I’m very grateful that I had really honest, good, genuine people to help me. I’ve been saying that my new birthday is April 8 because that’s when I got the kidney from Erwin.”

 

The November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine hits newsstands October 9.

Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018