From Black Voices — One thing good came out of Iyanla Vanzant’s much buzzed-about blow-out on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show last month; she’s back atop the New York Times Best Sellers List.
After the self help diva’s eagerly anticipated return to Winfrey’s couch – after the two had a falling out over 10 years ago – sales of her latest book, ‘Peace From Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through,’ skyrocketed – four months after its initial release.
he no-holds-barred interview – where Winfrey confronted the spiritual teacher and once-popular media personality about her past transgressions – became much fodder immediately after its Feb. 16 airing. “[The] tension was so thick that it seemed to suck the oxygen out of the room,” wrote BlackVoices.com blogger Dr. Boyce Watkins about the interaction, which – at times – didn’t seem appropriate for daytime television.
Nevertheless, the book – which was published viaTavis Smiley’s SmileyBooks imprint on Nov. 15, 2010 – is #1 on the Times’ Hardcover Advice & Misc. list.