By Maya Angelou
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The tale of Maya Angelou’s impressive existence has been chronicled in her a number of bestselling autobiographies. yet now, finally, the mythical writer stocks the inner most own tale of her existence: her courting along with her mother.
For the 1st time, Angelou unearths the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite dimension belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent in the course of a lot of Angelou’s youth. whilst her marriage started to collapse, Vivian famously despatched three-year-old Maya and her older brother clear of their California domestic to stay with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. the next emotions of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, yet their reunion, a decade later, started a narrative that hasn't ever ahead of been informed. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mummy she hottest to easily name “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the stability of affection and recognize among them.
Delving into one among her life’s such a lot wealthy, lucrative, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the therapeutic and love that developed among the 2 ladies over the process their lives, the affection that fostered Maya Angelou’s upward push from immeasurable depths to arrive most unlikely heights.
Praise for Mom & Me & Mom
“Mom & Me & Mom is added with Angelou’s trademark sturdy humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger among those strains, if lives are partly published with out all of the sour information uncovered, good, that's a part of Angelou’s forgiving layout. As an account of reconciliation, this little e-book is simply revealing adequate, and lovely irresistible.”—The Washington Post
“Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of 2 brave souls.”—People
“[The] most modern, and most effective, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s unbelievable canon.”—Elle
“Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a manner with phrases that could nonetheless dazzle us, and along with her mom as a topic, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and secret woman.”—Essence
“True to her type, [Angelou’s] writing cuts to the chase with compression and ease, and there within the history is a calypso smoothness, flurries and showers of musicality among the moments of wickedness. . . . A tightly strung, finely tuned memoir approximately existence together with her mother.”—Kirkus Reviews
“In this loving recollection of a classy dating, Angelou for the 1st time information the mother-daughter trip to reconciliation and unwavering connection and help. . . . Angelou vividly portrays a lively lady. . . . [A] remarkable and deeply revealing chronicle of affection and healing.”—Booklist
“Written along with her usual eloquence . . . follows within the episodic type of Angelou’s previous volumes of autobiography, pulling the reader alongside effortlessly. the teachings and the affection awarded right here will communicate to these attempting to make their manner within the world.”—Publishers Weekly
“In simple type, Mom & Me & Mom dives deeply into Angelou’s advanced courting together with her mom. . . . At eighty four, Angelou indicates few symptoms of slowing down.”—BookPage