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Name:  Robyn Okrant  

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Okrant lives in Chicago. She received a MFA in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Okrant is a writer, performer, filmmaker and yoga teacher.


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Titles At Your Library

Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk
ISBN: 1599952394

Center Street. 2010

What happens when a thirty-five-year-old average American woman spends one year following every piece of Oprah Winfrey's advice on how to "live your best life"? Robyn Okrant devoted 2008 to adhering to all of Oprah's suggestions and guidance delivered via her television show, her Web site, and her magazine. LIVING OPRAH is a month-by-month account of that year.
Some of the challenges included enrollment in Oprah's Best Life Challenge for physical fitness and weight control, living vegan, and participating in Oprah's Book Club. After 365 days of LIVING OPRAH, Okrant reflects on the rewards won and lessons learned as well as the tolls exacted by the experiment.