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Letter to My Daughter

Maya Angelou

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Length:

2h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:55


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:05