Letter to My Daughter
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she... show more
Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that taught Angelou lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son.Whether she is recalling lost friends such as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice, Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family.
Publish date: October 27th 2009
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Filled with worldly wisdom that cheers a woman on because Maya Angelou had been hit by life real hard yet she kept going. Go, Girl! Fighting!
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/07/letter-to-my-daughter.htmlLetter to My Daughter is a collection of short essays by Maya Angelou - bits of opinion and advice drawn from and explained using different incidents in her life. Maya Angelou gave birth to on...
Audiobook version, read by the author. Maya Angelou has a voice like warm butter. If she read it aloud, she could make her grocery list sound wise and sensual and beautiful. When listening to her, I just want to nod my head and agree, grateful that she's sharing her thoughts with me. In this book, s...
I had been meaning to read work by Maya Angelou for a while, so when I was sitting in a local writers' group's library I slipped one of her volumes of poetry from the shelft and started flipping through it, reading the shorter poems (though none were terribly long). I'm not a poetry fan by any means...