Letter to My Daughter, Maya Angelou
  • List: $9.00  |  Sale: $6.30
    Club: $4.50
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Letter to My Daughter

Author: Maya Angelou

Narrator: Maya Angelou

Unabridged: 2 hr 32 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 09/23/2008

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Literary

Synopsis

For a world of devoted fans, 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, 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


Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission  to reprint previously published material:

Mari Evans:  Excerpt from “I Am A Black Woman” from I Am A Black Woman by Mari Evans (New York:  William Morrow, 1970).  Reprinted by permission of Mari Evans.

Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. and Harold Ober Associates:  “I, Too” and “Dream Variations” from The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes, edited by Arnold Rampersad with David Russell, Associate Editor, copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes.  Rights in the United Kingdom are controlled by Harold Ober Associates.  Reprinted by permission of Harold Ober Associates.

Melvin B. Tolson, Jr. c/o The Permissions Company:  Excerpt from “Dark Symphony” from Rendezvous With America (New York:  Dodd, Mead, 1944).  Originally published in Atlantic Monthly (September, 1941), copyright © 1941, 1944 by Melvin B. Tolson and copyright renewed 1968, 1972 by Ruth S. Tolson.  Reprinted by permission of Melvin B. Tolson, r. c/o The Permissions Company, www.permissionscompany.com.

Recommended

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me A Memoir, Sherman Alexie
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
by Sherman Alexie

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sherman Alexie
Published: 06/13/2017

When in French Love in a Second Language, Lauren Collins
When in French
by Lauren Collins

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Khristine Hvam
Published: 09/13/2016

Memorial Drive A Daughter's Memoir, Natasha Trethewey
Memorial Drive
by Natasha Trethewey

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Natasha Trethewey
Published: 07/28/2020

A Thousand Naked Strangers A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back, Kevin Hazzard
A Thousand Naked Strangers
by Kevin Hazzard

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 01/05/2016

Borges and Me An Encounter, Jay Parini
Borges and Me
by Jay Parini

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Published: 08/18/2020

Prairie Fires The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caroline Fraser
Prairie Fires
by Caroline Fraser

List: $29.99

Sale: $21.00

Club: $14.99

Narrator: Christina Moore
Published: 11/21/2017

Inheritance A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, Dani Shapiro
Inheritance
by Dani Shapiro

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Published: 01/15/2019

Furious Hours Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, Casey Cep
Furious Hours
by Casey Cep

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 05/07/2019

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion

List: $18.87

Sale: $13.21

Club: $9.43

Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Published: 10/06/2005
{"id":"321519","ean":"9780739370391","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Letter to My Daughter","subtitle":"","author":"Maya Angelou","rating_average":"3.91","narrator":"Maya Angelou","ubr_id":"321519","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"9.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"5.85","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Maya Angelou","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 2 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}