Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter

Audiobook CD - 2008
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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.

-I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.-
-from Letter to My Daughter

From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2008]
Edition: CD edition Library edition.
Copyright Date: ℗2008
ISBN: 9781415957257
Branch Call Number: 818.5409 AN43L
Characteristics: 2 audio discs (150 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 24, 2015

I loved hearing her deep, resonant voice speaking to each of us. Every daughter should hear this.

Jun 16, 2015

As I have got no time in my hands to sit down and read a book, I loved listening to Mrs Angelou's calming voice and life stories while driving to and back from work.

Dec 15, 2010

I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I am going to give my daughters a copy and I hope they share it with their friends.


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