Winfrey has a thing for ‘Earth’ books

From the Associated Press

Oprah Winfrey has chosen Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth,” a self-help guide by the author of the million-selling “The Power of Now,” as her latest book club selection.

Winfrey made the announcement Wednesday on her television talk show. The broadcast featured an appearance by her previous pick, novelist Ken Follett, who discussed his historical blockbuster “Pillars of the Earth.”

Tolle is a native of Germany who now lives in Vancouver, Canada. According to his website, he advocates “transcending our ego-based state of consciousness” as a “prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.”