They say confession is good for the soul and what safer person than Oprah Winfrey to lay open the heart and reveal those places in the psyche that are secret and shut away? With Oprah’s candidness about her own personal journey inspiring all of us to be more authentically who we are, this book is about revealing the innermost and usually unshared perspective of one white woman toward other races, predominantly African Americans. Dear Oprah: Confessions of a Middle-Class White Girl risks the telling of other confessions too, including the admission of personal prejudices, and unorthodox modes of healing the soul, the psyche, and the physical body. The parade of programs and experts offered by the OWN Network and the Oprah Winfrey Show are mentioned with gratitude for the expert and free guidance along the path of a difficult journey to wholeness. And it is a salute to the Queen of All Media for her willingness to forge a path toward positive television programming that changes lives.