Mom & Me & Mom

Mom Me Mom NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe story of Maya Angelou s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies But now at last the legendary author shares the deepest person

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe story of Maya Angelou s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life her relationship with her mother For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitablNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe story of Maya Angelou s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life her relationship with her mother For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger than life presence a presence absent during much of Angelou s early life When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three year old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told In Mom Me Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them Delving into one of her life s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom Me Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

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  1. Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water Fore I Die 1971 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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  1. Edit Tell me, how can this be such a bad review I get a troll It s 3 star, it praises Maya Angelou, yet I get some troll playing the race card about poor Maya Angelou She might have grown up in politically difficult times, but she grew up with a wealthy mother and household staff view spoiler Since I am part of a multiracial family myself, the race card gets no consideration from me at all But the troll wasn t to know that, perhaps she thought I would come over all White guilt sucks teeth hide s [...]

  2. This book has been written to examine some of the ways love heals and helps a person to climb impossible heights and rise from immeasurable depths Two months ago, I read Maya Angelou s Letter to My Daughter the first of Angelou s books I read This morning, I read Mom Me Mom which was delightful, wonderful, sometimes sad, sometimes not, but throughout has that same lovely tone that I found in Letter to My Daughter I d read poems of hers before, seen her speak, although not in person, but there s [...]

  3. The audio was read by Maya Angelou herself Angelou has always been a special wonder to me She was a professor at a nearby university, and I grew up mesmerized by her It makes me sad to think this was her last book, that there will be no gifts like this one The mother daughter relationship she experienced was tentative, tender, and complicated This was only a fraction of her life experience shared, and the distance she traveled in that time, the adversity she and her mother overcame it was heart [...]

  4. I read this first book to Maya s autobiographies and then saw this one the last one available and decided to read it I read these books for the book club Diversity in All Forms If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link below topic show In this story Maya shares her deep and difficult relationship with her mother all the way to her mom s passing Three year old Maya and her older brother were sent to Arkansas to live with their grandmother Maya lived there for years witho [...]

  5. Maya Angelou never disappoints when she writes a book Mom and Me and Mom is a book devoted to her mother Vivian Baxter When Maya was three she was sent to Stamps Arkansas with her then five year old brother Bailey she wrote a book I know why the Caged Bird Sings describing her ten years there with her grandmother who raised the two children Maya Angelou knew very little about her mother until she was thirteen and sent to San Francisco to live with her mother Her Book Mom Me Mom describes her lif [...]

  6. I was expecting a letdown After holding her in the highest regard, reading all of her books especially loving her autobiographies it wasn t until college that I was mature enough to appreciate her poetry I didn t think there was anything she could say Hasn t she said enough The spell would be gone How could it possibly hold me from the age of 9 to 33 I was wrong It was very much like greeting an old friend The beginning of the book was glittered with old truths wisely told in her first autobiog [...]

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  8. A simple touching memoir that traces the early days of how a young Maya Angelou is reunited with her mother after many years of estrangement and abandonment We get to meet Lady as Maya calls her mother the vivacious Vivian Baxter The tone of the writing and also narrated by Maya herself in this audiobook is delightful and lovely, there s almost a childlike quality in her storytelling To know that Maya was once a shy young girl who hardly spoke at all makes you see her magnificent growth as a wom [...]

  9. It was good listening to part of the life that Maya Angelou loved and lived with her mother She will be missed by many and loved by all Thank you Maya Angelou

  10. I loved this memoir by Angelou, because although many horrible things happened to her this is not a pity memoir It is presented and told in a straight forward manner, a kind of this is my story take it or leave it Loved the relationship between her and her mom, although that relationship took a while in coming, also the love she felt for her brother, Bailey She accomplished so many things, in so many different fields and places, which is awe inspiring, especially during the time period when wome [...]

  11. Maya Angelou was a woman who wore many hats She was an author, a poet, a civil rights activist, a singer, a dancer, an actress, a professor, a composer, and so much But she was also a daughter, a sister, and a mother And those roles were what this book, her seventh and final autobiography, focused on, connecting them back to the one person who had, for better or worse, influenced her the most her mother, Vivian Baxter Ms Angelou s relationship with her mother was a complicated one that changed [...]

  12. The late Maya Angelou wrote an exceptional memoir on her charismatic, if flawed, mother, Vivian Baxter The only thing that this slim volume needed to make it perfect was for Dr Angelou to read it herself Which she did in this edition Highly recommended.

  13. From BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Maya Angelou s account of her relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter.

  14. I have not read any other books by Maya Angelou, but have always wanted to read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maybe I should have started with that book Instead, I started with this new autobiography about the author and her mother, and while it was interesting, somehow it was lacking for me In my mind I had built this idea of what I expected from Maya Angelou writing, and this did not live up to my possibly overblown expectations.The story of her life with her mother was interesting, but when [...]

  15. Normally I would give 4 stars to this engaging and informative biography because it felt a bit rushed but I want to give 5 stars because of sentimentality and that it was narrated by Maya Angelou herself which was so great and I really enjoyed learning about her personal life and how it impacted her as an artist writer teacher.If you love Maya Angelou this is a must read preferably on audio.

  16. Love heals Heals and liberates I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins Maya Angelou s writing has a way of making you feel cared for It s like a warm hug on a cold winter day Mom Me Mom was such a great read I breezed by it very quickly and found myself tearing up at the most unexpected things I don t necessarily like biographies th [...]

  17. First I like to say thank you to The Random House Publishing Group for providing me with an early copy of Mom Me Mom via First Reads program I can still remember picking up a tattered copy of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in my teens when I didn t think much of reading It was the book that transformed me into a bookworm In Mom Me Mom, Maya Angelou engages the reader right off the bat This book spans Maya s interactions with her mother throughout her life One can easily see how Lady B had a pro [...]

  18. A story of truth from Maya Angelou s life, its a tale of the love for her mother, her journey of learning and loving life The authors journey inspires, her words enrich and warm the reader, she captivates, has your attention, she invites you into her world, her hard times and good times, her fears and hopes on her road of discovery, her writing flows fluidly, you feel part of her turbulent life for a time.You learn of her growth, her jobs and her love for music and art.This is a memorable story [...]

  19. There is a saying, both a curse and a blessing, that is something like may you have an interesting life Maya Angelou has certainly had an interesting life, and that has probably been both a curse and a blessing.I know her writing mostly from her beautiful I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, although it has been decades since I read it, and from her equally beautiful poetry.She has multiple autobiographical writings, and this newest one tells of her relationship with her mother, and to a lesser ext [...]

  20. On reading, this book felt disjointed Angelou progresses through her relationship with her mother using a string of stories in unfocused time Within minutes of finishing the book, I sat down to eat dinner and ran across a quote of Angelou s in the newspaper and a story describing a young woman s summer internship encouraging other women to write their stories The intern discussed the importance of the individuality of one s storytelling Am I the only one these things happen to And, lately, not e [...]

  21. I don t think it fair of me to gush about Dr Angelou simply because I adore her, or because her books are the reason I am a writer now I met her over 26 yrs ago and having the very honorable opportunity to speak with her again, have her touch my writing hand.n and sharing some very special words with me.n was the highlight of my week As to the book Very quick read Very insightful and very different from anything she has ever written before This is an insight into who she is, her life and the rel [...]

  22. I swear to God, Maya Angelou was one of the wisest and most elegant human beings that ever walked this earth The poignancy and beauty of her words is almost overwhelming I feel better about things after reading this It is the literary equivalent of bread pudding.

  23. The relationships that exist between mothers and their children are very complex and emotionally charged or at least the relationships that my friends had with their mothers and the relationship that I had with my mother were Maya Angelou tackles this emotional minefield in her new book, Mom Me Mom Vivian Baxter was physically small, but had a larger than life personality Because her marriage was in its last days and neither she nor her husband felt capable of being effective parents, Vivian too [...]

  24. I thought this was a great book I really enjoyed reading it Nice short book Maya Angelou is such a talented writer and great storyteller I love the relationship Maya had with her mother It was rocky at first but after that when Maya got older they had a pretty good relationship and they were both there for each other.

  25. Her olumsuz durum, iddetle g zda verilerek z lmez z m i in akl na g ven ve onu takip edecek cesarete sahip ol Kitap pek bekledi im gibi de ildi Bunu hem olumlu hem olumsuz y nde s yl yorum Olumlu nk bir kad n n, hem de siyasi bir kad n n, ya ad d nemin zorluklar n da ele al rsak bu kadar ok ey ba ard n okumak b y k bir gururdur Hay r, olmaz, kad nlar yapamaz tabular n y kan biri Maya ve annesi zellikle annesi Kendisinin okudu um ilk kitab Yaz m bi imi ve anlat m g zel olsa da baz noktalarda raha [...]

  26. Book Mom Me Mom Author Maya Angelou Rating 4 Out of 5 Stars Another Our Shared Shelf reading and probably the last one of 2016 I was first exposed to Maya Angelou s work through, like so many others I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings We read this clear back in my Honours English class in high school What I remember about it was that it really was not all that painful of a read Whenever Emma called Mom Me Mom one of her favourite books, I had pretty high expectations While it did not disappoint, it [...]

  27. I dived into this book thinking it would give me some insight on racial discrimination but I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was mostly about Maya and her mother , Vivian s , relationship.I truly like Maya and her determination but Vivian , in my opinion , was the highlight of this book She was independent , strong minded , and most of all , she wasindestructibleand I loved her I do admit it was hard to like her at first because if I m going to be honest , she had many flaws but she was [...]

  28. Throughout her career, Maya Angelou has had few qualms writing about the extremely personal her childhood rape, feelings on race, upbringing in the rural South, struggles for feminism But she refused to reveal much about her relationship with her mother, until now, in Mom Me Mom Her hesitance is understandable Most of us acknowledge the sacredness of the mother child bond why else would your mom jokes hit so hard , but it s no secret that it can be a complicated one Angelou has a particularly fr [...]

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