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Letter to My Daughter

 
 
Author
Maya Angelou.
Publisher Random House  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.15 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780812980035
Pages/Publication Date 166/2008
Daedalus Item Code 73002
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Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, this collection of short, spellbinding essays reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and creating a life with meaning. Here 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 13 by her more worldly and less religious mother, and how she grew to be an awkward six-foot-tall teenager, whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Variously recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty or decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a lifelong endeavor, or simply singing the praises of a simple meal of red rice, Angelou writes from the heart to each of the millions of women she considers her extended family.

"Sound advice, vivid memory and strong opinion.... What is clear is that Angelou is, all these years later, still a charmer, still speaking her mind."Washington Post Book World

"From the mellifluous voice of a venerable American icon comes her first original collection of writing to be published in ten years, anecdotal vignettes drawn from a compelling life and written in Angelou's erudite prose. Beginning with her childhood, Angelou acknowledges her own inauguration into daughterhood in 'Philanthropy,' recalling the first time her mother called her 'my daughter.' Angelou becomes a mother herself at an early age, after a meaningless first sexual experience: 'Nine months later I had a beautiful baby boy. The birth of my son caused me to develop enough courage to invent my life.' Fearlessly sharing amusing, if somewhat embarrassing, moments in 'Senegal,' the mature Angelou is cosmopolitan but still capable of making a mistake: invited to a dinner party while visiting the African nation, Angelou becomes irritated that none of the guests will step on a lovely carpet laid out in the center of the room, so she takes it upon herself to cross the carpet, only to discover the carpet is a table cloth that had been laid out in honor of her visit. The wisdom in this slight volume feels light and familiar, but it's also earnest and offered with warmth."Publishers Weekly

 
 
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