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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,917 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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Maya Angelou has fascinated, moved, and inspired countless readers with the first three volumes of her autobiography, one of the most remarkable personal narratives of our age. Now, in her fourth volume, The Heart of a Woman, her turbulent life breaks wide open with joy as the singer-dancer enters the razzle-dazzle of fabulous New York City. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, her love for writing blazes anew.

Her compassion and commitment lead her to respond to the fiery times by becoming the northern coordinator of Martin Luther King's history-making quest. A tempestuous, earthy woman, she promises her heart to one man only to have it stolen, virtually on her weding day, by a passionate African freedom fighter. 

Filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous characters, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X, The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose -- her fondest dreams, deepest disappointments, and her dramatically tender relationship with her rebellious teenage son. Vulnerable, humorous, tough, Maya speaks with an intimate awareness of the heart within all of us.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna | 2/1/2014

    " Maya Angelou is very open in this book about the middle years of her life. While not as profound as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, it's still an incredibly insightful and honest account of her struggles and achievements. Her openness about her mistakes and fears helped me relate to her a person as opposed to another important figure in history. It makes me want to reread her other auto-biographies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brandi Mechling | 1/31/2014

    " I am a Maya Angelou fan but I just didn't really care for this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 1/31/2014

    " I read this a long time ago. I don't remeber it well but I really like her books when I was a teenager. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this, but not as much as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." "

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