STAGE TUBE: Preview Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Interview with WILD Author Cheryl Strayed, Airing Today, 7/22
Oprah Winfrey's two-hour interview with best-selling author of "Wild," Cheryl Strayed, will premiere on Emmy(R) Award-winning "Super Soul Sunday" today, July 22 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will simulcast online worldwide via Oprah.com and Facebook.com/OWNtv. Preview the first episode in the video below!
"Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail," Winfrey's inaugural selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0, has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list at #1 for the second consecutive week in hardcover nonfiction and #1 in e-book nonfiction. In this exclusive "Super Soul Sunday" interview, Winfrey invites Strayed to her California home to sit down and talk about her life and writing process.
"I admire Oprah Winfrey tremendously, and could not be more honored and thrilled that 'Wild' is the first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0," said Cheryl Strayed. "When she called me out of the blue and said, 'this is Oprah,' I was astonished. It was not a call I was expecting, and I will always remember her kind words about 'Wild.'"
In the deeply personal interview, Strayed talks about the events that led her to embark on an 1,100 mile hike up the Pacific Crest Trail, documented in "Wild." As a 26-year-old whose life hit rock-bottom after she lost her mother to cancer, Strayed's family had scattered, her marriage had ended, and she says she scarcely resembled the healthy, strong, woman she used to be. She knew she needed to make a radical change in her life, and decided to journey back to her true self - step by step - along the Pacific Crest Trail. "Wild" tells her story with blazing honesty and raw emotion, and she gives Winfrey the real scoop behind every breathtaking moment.
Other upcoming "Super Soul Sunday" episodes include:
July 29: Oprah and MariAnne Williamson: 20 Years After "A Return To Love"
August 5: Oprah and Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul
The Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. With all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, "Super Soul Sunday" features exclusive interviews in studio and on location ranging from a serene oak grove at Winfrey's California home, to a palace in India, and a garden terrace in Maui. Also featured is short-form content from SoulPancake (the Production Company co-founded by "The Office's" Rainn Wilson). Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, "Super Soul Sunday" presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world.
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