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Oprah Winfrey will publish inspirational memoir, ‘The Life You Want,’ with Flatiron Books in 2017

Oprah Winfrey will release a memoir in 2017.

Oprah Winfrey will release a memoir in 2017. Here, she attends the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. Credit: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison

Oprah Winfrey is back in the book business — if she ever left it. The influential media mogul, whose televised book clubs have catapulted dozens of books onto best-seller lists, announced Thursday that she would publish a memoir with Flatiron Books in January of 2017.

The book, titled “The Life You Want,” will use her life story as the source for inspirational advice. “All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life. I’m still learning and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves,” Winfrey, 61, said in a statement released by Flatiron, a division of Macmillan Publishers.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Deadline Hollywood reports that the book went for eight figures.

Last year, Flatiron published “What I Know For Sure,” a best-selling collection of Winfrey’s columns from O magazine. The forthcoming book will be the lead title in her new imprint at Flatiron, which will publish several nonfiction titles a year.

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