Oprah Shares Life-Changing Tips

Thursday, April 26th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) _ Oprah is about to hit the road.

Starting in June, talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, who also has her own magazine, O, will be making a series of stops on her Live Your Best Life Tour.

Cheryl Richardson, author of the best-selling ``Life Makeovers'''' and ``Take Time for Your Life,'' and a regular contributor on ``The Oprah Winfrey Show,'' will be a special guest.

The tour includes stops in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Minneapolis; San Francisco; and Baltimore. It features a one-day workshop with Winfrey. The $185 cost of the workshop includes breakfast and lunch, according to her Web site, www.Oprah.com.

According to University of Illinois professor Juliet E.K. Walker, Winfrey reflects ``the extent to which the celebrity as a phenomenon in American life and culture has a voice as influential as other ideological, societal, and political institutions in impacting the global economy (as well as) transnational and cultural practices.''

``Nobody can argue about the tremendous positive impact (she's) had,'' said Lisa Gundry, a management professor at DePaul University's Graduate School of Business. ``She has shown how you can use your life _ and she's used hers and her business _ to symbolize how to make things better.''