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The Heart of a Woman | [Maya Angelou]

The Heart of a Woman

The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.
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Publisher's Summary

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Maya Angelou performs her memorable fourth volume of autobiography, which began so auspiciously with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.The Heart of a Woman sings with Maya Angelou's eloquent prose and is filled with unforgettable vignettes of famous people, from Billie Holiday to Malcolm X. Even more central is Maya Angelou's chronicle of the joys and the burdens of being a black mother in America and how the son she has cherished so intensely and worked for so devotedly finally grows to be a man.

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What the Critics Say

"What a woman! What a heart!" (AudioFile)
"Remarkable....A great lady moving right on through a great memoir." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Palmira Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-29-11
    Palmira Fredericksburg, VA, United States 12-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Heart of a Woman to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because to hear Ms Angelou's own voice makes it so much more interesting. If that's even possible.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela MEMPHIS, TN, United States 05-08-12
    Pamela MEMPHIS, TN, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Real Woman's point of view"

    She is exceptional. Direct, soft, hard, savy, resourceful, a real woman with a great point of view. Through all her pain and suffering she can still stand tall and tell her real story. Amazing woman.

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    Patricia Euclid, Ohio, United States 01-16-12
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    What did you love best about The Heart of a Woman?

    This is very good listening. The reader (Dr. Angelou) pulls you into the book as if you were their. I am looking forward in listening to other books by Dr. Angelou.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like best how I feel like I can visualize what is being said.


    What does Maya Angelou bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dr. Angelou brings the story alive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes. I could not turn it off


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