In a statement, Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books said, "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."
According to the Times, "The Life You Want" will "combine personal stories with inspirational advice for readers."
In a statement, Winfrey said, "All of my experiences, even the painful ones, have been there to teach me something about life. I’m still learning and I hope my story inspires other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves."
Winfrey is one of the producers of the current Broadway revival of The Color Purple.