NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou stocks her trail to residing neatly and with which means on this soaking up e-book of private essays.
Devoted to the daughter she by no means had however sees throughout her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and classes: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and natural pride.
Right here briefly spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous lifestyles that led Angelou to an exalted position in American letters and taught her courses in compassion and fortitude: how she was once introduced up via her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at 13 via her extra worldly and not more non secular mom, and grew to become an ungainly, six-foot-tall youngster whose first enjoy of loveless intercourse mockingly left her together with her biggest present, a son.
Whether or not she is recalling such misplaced pals as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why changing into a Christian is a “lifelong undertaking,” or just making a song the praises of a meal of pink rice–Maya Angelou writes from the center to hundreds of thousands of ladies she considers her prolonged circle of relatives.
Like the remainder of her outstanding paintings, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; this is a e-book to cherish, savour, re-learn, and proportion.
“I gave beginning to 1 kid, a son, however I’ve lots of daughters. You might be Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish talking, Local American citizens and Aleut. You might be fats and skinny and lovely and undeniable, homosexual and directly, skilled and unlettered, and I’m talking to you all. Here’s my providing to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter