Oprah Winfrey’s memoir has been acquired by Flatiron Books, the publisher announced on Thursday. Deadline reports that the auction for the book reached eight figures.
Titled The Life You Want and slated for a January 2017 release, the book will “use [Winfrey’s] own story as the source of inspirational advice,” and will reveal “never-before told stories from her own experience.”
“All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life,” Winfrey says in a release. “I’m still learning and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves.”
The Life You Want will also be the first book in Winfrey’s still-untitled imprint at Flatiron Books (a division of Macmillan), which will publish several non-fiction titles each year, chosen by Winfrey herself.
“We’re deeply honored to publish The Life You Want, which is such a remarkable combination of Oprah’s life story and the lessons we can all draw from it for our personal growth,” says Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books. “We’re also thrilled to give a home to Oprah’s imprint titles. We all know how extraordinary Oprah’s instincts are when it comes to choosing books, instincts borne of her lifelong love of reading and the power of the written word.”