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There is no-one quite like Maya Angelou. Poet to the president, champion of the people, best-selling autobiographer, her experiences as dancer, singer, waitress, activist, director, teacher, wife and mother, have made her one of the few people truly qualified to share her lessons of a lifetime. With her customary courage and humour - and always with style and grace - she reflects on the people and places she has known. She talks about Africa and ageing, she gives us a profile of her great friend and 'daughter' Oprah Winfrey, she sings the praises of sensuality. But here too are her thoughts on the end of a much-wanted marriage, confessions of rage and the importance of solitude. EVEN THE STARS LOOK LONESOME is the work of a wonderful woman who is not afraid to admit to the mistakes and vulnerabilities that make us human.
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The audio version of Even the Stars Look Lonesome, a collection of unabridged essays read by Maya Angelou, plays as if you are spending an evening with the author herself. You'll feel as if, by some stroke of luck, Angelou had settled down for a pleasant chat over dinner and a glass of wine, telling stories about her family and sharing her powerfully stated opinions about the African American experience, sex versus sensuality, and the ins and outs of growing old. Her reading is lively and intelligent, her words at once lyrical and powerful, blurring the line between memoir and poetry. Don't be surprised if you find yourself repeatedly hitting rewind, just to savor again Angelou's wonderful word play and mighty matriarch's voice. (Running Time: 90 minutes)From the Publisher:
"Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Everything about Maya Angelou is transcendental. She has something to tell you now. Listen."
--Robert Fulghum, The Washington Post Book World
"If you don't know [Maya Angelou] yet, now is as good a time as any to jump in and partake of her bounteous wisdom."
--Los Angeles Times
"Angelou's voice is spellbinding, bubbling with rhythm, vivid with lessons."
--The Miami Herald
"Angelou is a force of nature."
"A sort of wit and wisdom of Angelou, culled from a lifetime of adversity and overcoming."
--The Denver Post
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Book Description Bt Bound, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96184436