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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (704 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Angelou Narrator: Maya Angelou Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A sort of wit and wisdom of Angelou, culled from a lifetime of adversity and overcoming. The Denver Post
  • Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth. The New York Times Book Review
  • Everything about Maya Angelou is transcendental. She has something to tell you now. Listen. Robert Fulghum, The Washington Post Book World
  • If you don’t know [Maya Angelou] yet, now is as good a time as any to jump in and partake of her bounteous wisdom. Los Angeles Times
  • Angelou’s voice is spellbinding, bubbling with rhythm, vivid with lessons. The Miami Herald
  • Angelou is a force of nature. Chicago Sun-Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick | 2/5/2014

    " "It is said that courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue with consistancy." Art for the Sake of the Soul "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/5/2014

    " Angelou is an amazing writer who has had an amazing life. This is worth reading, but I would rather read her poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jan Marquart | 2/2/2014

    " For anyone who hasn't had the pure delight of reading Dr. Maya Angelou, please pick up one of her many books. I just finished reading Even the Stars Get Lonesome for the third time and it still takes my breath away. This book will make you rethink so many aspects of your life -- from how you see yourself, to how you see others, to how you see the Universe. Decades ago my friend Annie sent me Take Nothing for My Journey Now. It is a small book packed with Maya Angelou's understanding of her big life. She wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She was born a black girl when bathrooms couldn't be used by them no matter how badly they had to pee. I saw Dr. Angelou speak twice and I think of her more times than I can count as I tackle the challenges of my own life. Her poem I Shall Rise pushed me to stand on my feet many times when dealing with health issues for which traditional doctors had no clue and many had not even heard of. There aren't enough stars on the review bar to click for Maya Angelou now in her 80's and who just wrote a cookbook. Ahhhhhhhh, Maya Angelou in our kitchens . . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy Wise | 1/23/2014

    " I love Maya and this book of short essays should only be read after reading "Heart of a Woman" or "Why the Caged Bird Sing" then you will truly appreciate Maya Angelou in all her glory!! "

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