The Heart of a Woman

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Bantam Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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Memoirist, novelist, poet, and dramatist, Maya Angelou is one of the best-loved writers of our time. She is widely acclaimed for her searing, inspiring writings--and she has been praised for confronting both the racial and sexual pressures on black women, and for infusing her work with a perspective on larger social and political movements, including civil rights. In the volumes of her bestselling personal story--one of the most remarkable narratives ever shared--Maya Angelou writes about the struggles and triumphs of her extraordinary life with candor, humor, poignancy, and grace. These include: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings The classic autobiography of her young years. Gather Together In My Name The coming-of-age story of her struggle for survival as a young unwed mother. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas The saga of her show business career, her failed marriage, and her early motherhood. The Heart of a Woman The turbulent story of her emergence as a writer and a political activist. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now Her exhilarating collection of wisdom, spirituality, and life lessons.

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I honestly forgot how much I love Angelou's prose. - Goodreads
I love her writing style and her story. - Goodreads
Her prose is lyrical and expressive. - Goodreads
Maya echoes this characterization. - Goodreads
They move to NYC so she can work on becoming a writer. - Goodreads
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Ms Angelou keeps you turning page after page in this story of her love for life and adventure. Every encounter led you to wanting to know "what happened next". I had the chance to travel vicariously along with her to Africa via these pages because of the colorful way that she has with words. If you're an avid reader of adventure and have a love of political views/movement: This is a keeper.  

Review: The Heart of a Woman (Maya Angelou's Autobiography #4)

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I waited entirely too long to read this book! It sat on my "to read" shelf for too long and I'm sad to say it was her passing that made me pick it up and start to read, wanting to feel close to her ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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.

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