"I had written the whole piece on my BlackBerry, and I was feeling really so great about it," the New York Daily News quoted Winfrey as saying at the Time Warner Center gala event. "I wrote it in the memo section, and I went to hit save and I hit another key, and it disappeared. I lost the whole thing!"
"I had been writing it for a long period of time. I'd add a line when I heard someone say something that I liked, and this is how I wrote it for, like, a month. I figured I would sit down the day it was due and polish the whole thing, but it was just gone!"
"I just stared at the BlackBerry for about 30 minutes. I hit every single key to make it come back. I called the IT guy and then I sort of stared at my computer. I couldn't even think of a sentence or a word (I had written). It was like, 'Oh my God. This has never happened to me, but of course it happens for (Michelle's piece).' I had to start all over. I was panicked. It was an absolute deadline, so it was crazy," she added.