Letter to My Daughter

  • by Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Maya Angelou
  • 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For a world of devoted readers, 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, re-read, and share.

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DESTINED TO CONNECT WITH Dr. FOREVER MY GRANDMAMA

I wish I met this beautiful woman
Rest in peace magnificent Queen
I love you
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the inimitable Maya Angelou...

uplifting, affirming, empowering and inspiring... hearing the warm voice of Maya herself is a pure pleasure.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2008
  • Publisher: Random House Audio