Mom & Me & Mom

Mom & Me & Mom

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By (author) Maya Angelou

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  • Publisher: Bantam Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 205 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 230mm x 20mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0804120935
  • ISBN 13: 9780804120937
  • Edition: Large type / large print
  • Edition statement: large type edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 125,320

Product description

The story of Maya Angelou's extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence--a presence absent during much of Angelou's early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In "Mom & Me & Mom," Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call "Lady," revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. Delving into one of her life's most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, "Mom & Me & Mom" explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou's rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

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Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "The Heart of a Woman, " she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them "Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, " and "Mother." Maya Angelou died in 2014. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Praise for Maya Angelou "Maya Angelou is a natural writer with an inordinate sense of life and she has written and exceptional autobiographical narrative. . . . A beautiful book--an unconditionally involving memoir for our time or any time."--"Kirkus Reviews, "on "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" " " "Angelou is one of the geniuses of Afro-American serial autobiography."--"The New York Times" " " "To say that Angelou is a living legend is in no way an exaggeration. [She is] one of the great voices of contemporary literature."--"The Voice" " " "Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace."--"The""Washington Post Book World" " " "A book to give to one's daughter, mother, son or father, but definitely one to be read and savored."--"The Baltimore Sun, "on "Letter to My Daughter"