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First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions

First Oprah Book Club Author Jacquelyn Mitchard Reveals How She Lost Everything After Selling Millions

Do you remember Jacquelyn Mitchard, the first author selected for Oprah's Book Club? Her debut novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was published in June 1996, and Oprah-endorsed in September of that year, which helped it rocket to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. But it wasn't all smooth sailing for Mitchard from there: 13 years after the success of The Deep End of the Ocean, Mitchard received a nightmarish phone call: All of her bank accounts - including funds set aside for her children's college education, were empty. Mitchard's husband had hired a financial advisor, who, as it turned out,

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