You get an inspirational life story! You get an inspirational life story! Everybody gets an inspirational life story! That's right, Oprah Winfrey is finally releasing her long-awaited memoir, which she says will use "her own story as the source of inspirational advice," USA Today reports. Flatiron Books will publish The Life You Want in January 2017 in what Deadline calls "one of the biggest autobiography deals in recent memory." The deal is expected to net Oprah a cool eight figures. According to the AP, Oprah previously cancelled the planned release of her memoir way back in 1993.
The Life You Want was announced by Flatiron Books on Thursday, USA Today reports. As part of the deal, Oprah will also get her own imprint with Flatiron to publish a few nonfiction books of her choice every year. As for her own upcoming nonfiction book, Oprah hopes it shows that "anyone can put their life on a new trajectory," according to the AP. “All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life," USA Today quotes a statement from Oprah. "I’m still learning, and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves." (Read more Oprah Winfrey stories.)