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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maya Angelou Narrator: Maya Angelou Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For a world of devoted fans, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers.

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. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.

Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her 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 such lost friends 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. 

Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, and share.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenny | 2/19/2014

    " This was a very insightful book from an amazing woman of strength. Its not very long, but a lot to ponder. Wish I'd read it slower. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/9/2014

    " Fantastic. Just finished this on the plane the other day. I loved the short little vignettes - they all had big messages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by June | 2/4/2014

    " I am an avid fan of Maya Angelou. And though I thought this book was beautifully written, and was an interesting read, I was not in love. It combined being a reflection on her past life and giving advice based on this life. All in all, it was very disjointed, more a series of short stories interspersed with poetry. "

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

    " A ton of life long lessons "

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