Synopses & Reviews
Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power do spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou's latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page.
From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Poet, writer, performer, teacher and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then went to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?, as well as the celebrated poem "On the Pulse of Morning," which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton.
Table of Contents
In all ways a woman -- Passports to understanding -- The sweetness of charity -- New directions -- Style -- In the spirit -- Is anyone ever too much? -- What's so funny? -- Death and the legacy -- Getups -- Living well. Living good. -- When virtue becomes redundant -- Power of the word -- Further new directions -- Complaining -- At harvesttime -- Sensual encouragement -- Voices of respect -- Extending the boundaries -- Brutality is definitely not acceptable -- Our boys -- Jealousy -- Planned pregnancy -- A day away.