Last week, two of my friends were front and center for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago.Â With full disclosure in mind, these two friends are not “Oprah Worshipers.”Â They do not kneel in front of their television waiting for further instructions from Oprah.Â And while I’m quite certain they both read books, I think they actually pick them out all by themselves!Â Can you imagine?Â Someone reading a book that Oprah didn’t tell them to?Â Crazy, I know.
But I digress.Â In what is Winfrey’s last year of her talk show, one of my friends won what can only be described as the “Oprah Lottery.”Â Apparently, it is quite difficult to get tickets to a taping.Â People have tried for years without success.Â So it came as quite a shock when they were alerted that they had secured a couple of seats.Â And they were especially excited when they got to Oprah’s studio to find they had been placed front and center in row one.
Both claimed that the excitement of being in Oprah’s presents presence was quite remarkable.Â As an added bonus, they were on hand for a heart-to-heart interview with David Arquette.Â He’s the actor that was married to Courtney Cox, and while he is somewhat known for his role in the “Scream” movies, he’s probably better known as being a bad boy.
I know that both friends went there with idea of just checking it out for the spectacle that it is, but I’m concerned that they might have been unknowingly converted.
I guess I will have to cross reference their reading material with Oprah’s Book Club suggestions.