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. Download and start listening now!