Oprah wants you to do the following: read TS Eliot, awaken your life’s purpose and buy a pair of white jeans. So far Robyn Okrant has only completed one of the three and time is running out. For Okrant, this is the year of living Oprah. Since the start of January, whatever Oprah says, eats or espouses, Robyn has followed, and blogged on. She’s not a bored housewife or a superfan, but a sceptical Chicago actor who wonders if Oprah really knows best.
“I am not attempting to prove Oprah wrong or right but I am trying to encourage women, highly susceptible to the media’s influence, to question the sources,” says Okrant, who posts her thoughts at livingoprah.com.