March 9th, 2011
10:41 AM ET
Oprah Winfrey is giving fans a glimpse of her most private moments by sharing her personal journals in the April issue of O magazine.
USA Today reports that the five handwritten pages, taken from diaries the media mogul has kept since childhood, cover everything from the making of her very first movie — 1985's "The Color Purple" — to her very first date at age 16.
"Anthony asked me yesterday to go with him today. I answered yes," Winfrey says in an entry dated September 22, 1970. "My only regret is my parents. Maybe I shouldn't have said yes but I wanted to, and my want overpowered theirs...I hated to go against my parents but Anthony is so perfect (almost). I couldn't say no."
Winfrey wrote daily about her experience on the set of Steven Spielberg's "The Color Purple," and a July 12, 1985, entry reveals her insecurities as a first-time actress and her bond with co-star Whoopi Goldberg.
"Steven kept saying great — great — everyone was moved — then Alan said part of it was in shadow or something. I prayed and prayed to be able to recapture the same energy, having Whoopi there to coax me on did help a lot."
O magazine's iPad app will include 11 extra journal pages, including one from November 19, 1970, in which Winfrey reveals she wasn't always such an overachiever.
"I've got a psychology test tomorrow and haven't studied one bit," she writes. "Why I do stuff like this is beyond me."
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