I'm not exactly a TV guy.
Emily and I watched Star Trek Next Generation. That was early 90s. Before that, MASH I think. After that, almost nothing. Saw a Simpson episode once.
Even so, I knew there was a TV celebrity named Oprah, that she lived in Chicago, was black, a Democrat, and fabulously wealthy. Sometimes I'd see Oprah magazine around the house, but I don't think I ever read it.
So I read Caitlin Flanagan's The Glory of Oprah empty of impressions.
Now I'm impressed.
What a hell of a life.