NEW BOOK ALERT: “Mom & Me & Mom” By Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Every author’s favorite author, Maya Angelou, is back with a new book just in time for Mother’s Day. Mom & Me & Mom delves into a relationship between Angelou and her mother. She discusses being raised by her mother and how her mother’s decision to send her and her brother to live with their grandmother at a very young age impacted her life.

With her powerful words and beautiful imagery, Angelou uses this memoir to tell about the most important relationship in the human experience; the relationship between a mother and her child.

Released this week, this is the perfect gift to give the mother’s in your life for Mother’s Day. I’ll be picking up a few copies.

From Amazon:

The 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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