Chase had been violently and sexually abused beginning at the age of two and said her old self ceased to exist after that. After introducing Chase, who was there to promote her book When Rabbit Howls , Winfrey unexpectedly broke down in tears while reading the teleprompter, relating her own childhood molestation to that of the guest. Unable to control herself, Winfrey repeatedly asked producers to stop filming. Erin Kramp, a mother dying of breast cancer, appeared on the show in After realizing that her six-year-old daughter, Peyton, would have to grow up without her, Kramp began recording videotapes filled with motherly advice on everything from makeup tips to finding a husband.
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When Compton returned to the show in , she had a new viewpoint on the daughter she lost: It was an amazing transformation. In , Winfrey met year-old Mattie Stepanek , who was born with dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy and wrote inspirational poetry he titled "Heartsongs. It doesn't have to be talking about love and peace.
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The original format was reintroduced in September , but Winfrey's selection of James Frey's A Million Little Pieces became controversial due to accusations of falsification. Modernizing the book club's platform, Winfrey and Tolle began a series of live webcast classes that were streamed on Oprah. Items personally favored by Winfrey were featured on the show and given away to audience members. Since its launch in , the "Favorite Things" episode quickly became the hottest ticket in television.
When a product was featured, its sales skyrocketed. Select groups were sometimes chosen to receive the items.
In , the audience was made up of educators from across the country. Hurricane Katrina volunteer workers were invited to the show. Winfrey has said that the iPad , given away to her audience, was her all-time favorite "Favorite Thing". During a Season Oprah Behind the Scenes episode documenting the production of the giveaway, Winfrey talked about why the event resonates with viewers:. The things of "Favorite Things" is the least of the experience. It's sharing that moment with other people, acknowledging that surprise and fantastical, sensational, wonderful, happy things can still occur in your life.
Winfrey and Gayle King are friends. In , Winfrey was working as a news anchor in Baltimore when she met King, a production assistant.
The two bonded during a snowstorm when Winfrey told King she could stay at her home to wait it out. Their friendship was often showcased on the show when the best friends decided to take a trip together. The series intended to recreate daily life in Plymouth Colony in Their hour Puritan adventure included wood chopping, cooking over an open fire, battling with mice, and using leaves for toilet paper. Winfrey and King joined 60 women for a spa getaway in They spent five days at Miraval Life in Balance Resort and Spa taking part in self-improvement exercises.
For an exercise called A Swing and a Prayer, the women were hoisted 40 feet in the air and told to let go. Once in the air, King—who is afraid of heights—wouldn't let herself fall. Winfrey couldn't help but laugh as King remained in the air but eventually persuaded her to let go. In the summer of , Winfrey and King decided to go on an day road trip across America, from California to New York, 3, miles. They were excited to meet people from small towns and see how America really lives.
However, the initial excitement quickly wore off. The friends had minor meltdowns and fought for control over the radio; King likes to have music constantly playing while driving, Winfrey prefers silence. Despite the challenges of the road trip, they got to see the beauty of Sedona , meet the people of Navajo Nation , crash a couple of weddings, take a dip in the healing waters of Pagosa Springs , and learn about Amish culture. Winfrey's many driving anxieties and King's tone-deaf singing made the trip a huge hit with viewers. The friends visited the State Fair of Texas in They played traditional state fair games like Flip-the-Chick and the water gun race.
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A segment at the end of the show that featured spiritual counselors, ordinary people who had been involved in extraordinary situations. They would come on the show and share their stories of overcoming adversity with the audience, inspiring viewers to do the same in their own life. Iyanla Vanzant is a former attorney, spiritual teacher and self-help expert who was a regular on the show in the late s. She started the show in its 12th season and became known for her no-nonsense, hard-hitting, and often humorous advice.
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This is known as a 'Gathering', and fighting is prohibited. Cats who live outside of the Clans are split into three groups. Housecats , known as 'kittypets', are often sneered at by the Clan cats for their cozy and lazy life. Occasionally a curious kittypet will wander into the forest to explore; at this point, they are chased away, but will rarely come to harm.
As a result, kittypets often warn each other not to enter the forest. Although regarded by the Clans with suspicion, they do not cause the forest cats any trouble, and so are free to wander outside of the borders in peace. Similar to loners are 'rogues', who differ only because they intentionally try to cause the Clans harm.
It is not unusual for a rogue to be a former Clan cat looking for revenge. For a kittypet, loner or rogue to join a Clan is rare, but not unheard of. Often, these newcomers have to prove themselves in order to be regarded with trust by the rest of the community. Beyond the Clans' territories lies a mountain range, inhabited by the Tribe of Rushing Water.
The Tribe is shown to be similar to the Clans, yet follows a different set of ancestors: The Tribe has a Healer, cave-guards, and prey-hunters, who each serve a different function in the Tribe. The Healer leads the Tribe, heals the ill and wounded, and communicates with the Tribe of Endless Hunting; the cave-guards defend the Tribe , and the prey-hunters hunt.
The Tribe was formed by the Ancients when they left the lake to live in the mountains. In turn, cats from the Tribe moved to the forest of the original series and formed the Clans. StarClan is a group of the Clans' deceased ancestors who give guidance to the Clans. After death, most Clan cats join StarClan. StarClan is said to be represented by Silverpelt, and each individual star represents the spirit of a single dead warrior. Upon joining StarClan, the cats' spirits take the form in which they were most happy while living i. StarClan Warriors, elders, deputies, queens, and kits keep watch over the Clans, usually watching the Clan they lived in while alive.
They provide guidance to the Clans, often through dreams and other signs like omens. Often, this occurs when medicine cats go to the Moonstone, a large piece of quartz in an abandoned mine , which is used in the forest territory to communicate with the medicine and leader cats ' ancestors every half-moon. This is later replaced by the Moonpool, a small body of water from which cats can drink from in order to communicate with StarClan. In an author chat, Hunter said that StarClan can "just get glimpses of" the future, which they occasionally pass on, although these visions tend to be convoluted and difficult to understand.
StarClan cats are often described as being transparent and silver in color , with stars sparkling around their paws. In the manga , their eyes are portrayed as blank and empty. On very rare occasions, a StarClan cat will interact with the world of the living, mainly to take a recently deceased cat to their place of resting.
When a StarClan cat is forgotten by all living memory, or is killed in battle , they will fade away-it is unknown what happens to them after this. The spirits of traitors who cause great pain and suffering to others during their lives reside there in order to pay for their sins. As the name suggests, it takes the form of a never-ending forest, forcing its residents to forever walk alone. Although cats of the Dark Forest are meant to be isolated as punishment, they later learn how to walk in the dreams of living cats.
Like StarClan cats, Dark Forest residents will fade away if they are forgotten, or killed in battle. A unique aspect is that if a living cat dies whilst visiting the Dark Forest in their dreams, they will automatically become a spirit of the Dark Forest themselves. In addition, it is possible for StarClan cats to become lost within the forest if they stay there for too long, hence why the majority avoid it. The original Warriors series, later re-titled Warriors: The Prophecies Begin ,  was released from to and consists of six books: He rises through the clan hierarchy and becomes the leader of ThunderClan by the end of the series.
The second series, Warriors: The New Prophecy , was released from to , and consists of six books: The third series, Warriors: Power of Three , was released from to and consists of six books: The fourth series, Warriors: Omen of the Stars , was released from to and consists of six books: Power of Three , wherein Hollyleaf dies and Dovewing replaces her.
The fifth series, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans , was released from March 5, to September 1, and consists of six books: In The Sun Trail , prey is scarce in the mountain home of the Tribe of Pointed Stones, so a cat named Gray Wing and his companions must leave to find more food and a better home. Once they reach their new forest home Gray Wing falls in love with a rogue cat there named Storm. The Tribe cats start to live in the forest and take in rogue cats.
Once she meets Clear Sky, however, she falls in love with him. Gray Wing discovers that Storm is pregnant by Clear Sky and that she is going to live with him, breaking Gray Wing's heart. When he finds Storm, she is dead along with two of her three kits. Storm had left Clear Sky after he banished his own brother Jagged Peak who was barely an adult because he had fallen out of a tree and broken his leg. Clear Sky banished all cats who couldn't look after themselves.
Sad and angry with his brother, Gray Wing adopts Thunder as his own kin. Turtle Tail returns to Gray Wing's group pregnant by an aggressive kittypet tomcat named Tom, and becomes Gray Wing's mate. A fire breaks out in the forest, forcing Clear Sky's group to take shelter with Gray Wing. While taking shelter with Gray Wing, Clear Sky realizes that he was wrong about Thunder and invites him to join his group. Thunder quickly accepts the offer, but soon realizes that his father is too power-hungry and concentrated on the needs of the group over the individual and leaves.
Gray Wing tries to make peace, but Clear Sky is ambitious and wants more territory. Tom arrives to look for Bumble another housecat and Turtle Tail. He steals Turtle Tail's kits and brings them to live with him. Cats from Gray Wing's group go to look for and bring them back, but they find Turtle Tail dead by a road. The cats manage to rescue the kittens from Tom, who swears revenge. At the end, Gray Wing's cats fight Clear Sky's. Many cats die, such as the following: The battle ends in a stalemate. The ghosts of the fallen cats known as 'spirit cats' return to tell the fighting cats to "unite or die".
Clear Sky is struck with guilt and grief. In the fourth book, The Blazing Star , rogues non-Clan cats join the groups and One Eye, a rogue tries to take control of the forest. The groups meet again at the full moon, where they are greeted again by the fallen cats.
This time, they bring a new message: No cat can understand what it means; however, during the meeting, Thunder meets a she-cat named Star Flower. Then to realise she is One Eye's daughter. After the meeting, the cats notice that a strange sickness is starting to infect the prey, giving them sores and bloated bellies. One of Wind Runner's kits Morning Whisker, fell ill with the disease and eventually died. Struck by sadness, Wind Runner, Gorse Fur, and their remaining kits, Dust Muzzle and Moth Flight, leave the hollow to live on their own up in the moor.
A Vision of Shadows is the sixth sub-series. The series was originally titled, Warriors: The first book, The Apprentice's Quest , which takes place approximately eight months after Bramblestar's Storm, was released on March 15, The books' main characters are Sparkpaw and Alderpaw who are Bramblestar's and Squirrelflight's children. The first book, The Apprentice's Quest, starts with each Clan's medicine cats receiving a prophecy from StarClan together, telling them to "Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky".
When receiving this prophecy , Jayfeather sees Alderkit Alderpaw's former name in his dream , as well as the other medicine cats. Later, he, Leafpool, and Bramblestar decide that Alderpaw should become a medicine cat apprentice. Further into the book, Alderpaw has a vision of the far-off SkyClan. After deciding that Alderpaw's vision relates to the prophecy, Bramblestar sends Alderpaw on a quest to help SkyClan along with his ex-mentor, Molewhisker, Sandstorm, his sister Sparkpaw, and her mentor Cherryfall. While on the quest, they're joined by ShadowClan apprentice Needlepaw.
Sandstorm dies along the way. When they reach the gorge where SkyClan lives, they find that they have been run out of their territory by a group of rogues.
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They decide that they arrived too late to help SkyClan and return back to the lake. On the way back Alderpaw and Needlepaw find two female kits Twigkit and Violetkit who lost their mother. Needlepaw suggests that the kits could be "what you find in the shadows". They then take the kits back to the lake and at a full moon Gathering, the Clan leaders decide that ShadowClan should take one kit and ThunderClan should take the other. The second book, Thunder and Shadow, was released on September 6, The two kits struggle to find their place in their respective Clans , and feel lonely.
However, Alderpaw and Needlepaw befriend the kits, and even arrange for them to meet in secret between the two Clans' borders. The Clan cats discover that the rogues from A Vision of Shadows followed the quest cats to the lake , and have made camp near ShadowClan. Meanwhile, the ShadowClan apprentices start to lose faith in the warrior code , and many of them eventually join the rogues , including Needlepaw, who brings Violetkit with her.
The third book, Shattered Sky, was released on April 11, It details the war that ensues between the Clans and Darktail's so called Kin after his annexation of ShadowClan. It heavily focuses on the sisters Twigpaw and Violetpaw as they find themselves on two different sides of a very brutal conflict that will determine the fate of the Clans. Battles will be fought, loyalties will be tested, prophecies will be interpreted and as always, cats will die before the Clans know peace again.
Super Editions are stand alone books in the Warriors series that are approximately double the length of a normal Warriors book. Six field guides have also been published. The guides offer extra information, usually in the form of short stories, and are usually about pages long. Four of the manga series consist of three volumes, though The Rise of Scourge is a standalone book. Originally published only in e-book format, the novellas were later published in anthology volumes. The first book of the series, Into the Wild , was generally well-received, with reviewers calling it a "spine-tingling,"  "thoroughly engrossing"  and "exciting The manga has also earned praise: Suitable for readers age ten to one hundred and ten, warriors Tigerstar and Sasha's manga story, 1: Into the Woods, is especially recommended for cat lovers everywhere".
The art was also praised, with the reviewer writing that "Hudson's artwork brings Sasha's emotional journey to life, showing each moment of fear, anxiety, contentment and joy. The cat's-eye perspective of many of the panels, in addition, add [ sic ] a dramatic, energizing element to the book".
The reviewer also wrote that "a twist at the end will leave fans eager for the next installment of Sasha's saga", and that the book would appeal to young adults trying to find their place in the world. The reviewer also wrote that "though the cover claims that this is a 'manga,' the straightforward illustrations are drawn in a simple, realistic style". The large number of characters involved in the series has often been seen as a negative point; though one reviewer compared the "huge cast" to that of a Greek drama ,  others wrote that it was "hard to follow"  and "a little confusing.
As one reviewer put it, the cats in the series are "true to their feline nature,"  leading some critics to jokingly comment that the books will "leave readers eyeing Puss a bit nervously"  and wondering "what dreams of grandeur may haunt the family cat. Themes in the series often revolve around forbidden love. These relationships are not allowed for various reasons: Holmes said that another central theme of the series centres on "faith and spirituality" in StarClan.
Some scenes take place within StarClan's realm, with no living cats present as point-of-view characters. A man who worked for the Border Patrol for four years describes his efforts to stop and help people coming into the United States. Who gets to dream? America's immigration battles go beyond walls and borders. The first year of the Trump presidency, broken down into weekly compilations of outrageous acts. Think you remember every outrage of the Trump presidency so far? A new book will test you.
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