Oprah’s Book Club’s latest selection is a formerly incarcerated woman’s memoir

March 6, 2024

“[Last] week on CBS Mornings, Oprah’s Book Club announced The Many Lives of Mama Love by bestselling author Lara Love Hardin as their 104th book selection. This heartbreaking and emotional memoir was recently released from Simon and Schuster.

“‘Once you start reading, be prepared, because you won’t want to stop as Lara chronicles how she went from surviving behind bars to becoming a best-selling ghostwriter and author, sharing her harrowing, sometimes hilarious, and often heartbreaking journey from her arrest and conviction to her release and ultimate reinvention,’ said Oprah Winfrey.

“‘Like many women of my generation, I’ve had lots of imaginary conversations with Oprah Winfrey. When she popped into my video conference call and told me she picked my memoir for her first Oprah’s Book Club pick of 2024, I had to ask myself if this was real life or my overactive imagination,’ said author Lara Love Hardin. ‘Her spotlight is humbling and validating and I know it will also shine a light on the shared story of all incarcerated women. Words are inadequate to convey what an incredible, fantastical, dream-fulfilling honor this is as an author, nor how much it means to me that this new plot twist to my story will become a part of the story my children someday tell to their children.’

I know it will also shine a light on the shared story of all incarcerated women.

New York Times bestselling author Lara Love Hardin recounts her slide from soccer mom to opioid addict to jailhouse shot-caller and her unlikely comeback as a highly successful ghostwriter in this harrowing, hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir. …

The Many Lives of Mama Love is a heartbreaking and tender journey from shame to redemption, despite a system that makes it almost impossible for us to move beyond the worst thing we have ever done.”

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