With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families - the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother.
This story shared by Ms Henson was not only entertainment, I felt at times like we were in the same room! She was eloquent, funny, emotional, true in her sharing of her experiences, and most of all human. I LOVED getting to know you better Taraji. I’m sure we’ll be friends for years to come. 💜
When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.
This book put me to sleep Everytime I tried to listen to it,. I love SciFi,,,,but this was not on any level of science fiction that appealed to me,. I tried at least 5 times, and could never listen past chapter 2,
Noelle Mitchell never explained why she abruptly ran away from home at the age of fifteen. All anyone knew was that her boyfriend Reno convinced her to abandon her family. But when she shows up at the family house on Christmas thirteen years later what’s revealed about her absence will either tear her family further apart or bring them closer together.
This was a great story that warmed my heart. Think I’ll listen to it again soon!
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.
It was great to find my favorite author on line here at our pool, but the treat was in hearing her voice and having she herself as the narrator of her book. Maye Angelo has for a very long time, has been a Shero of mine. This particular bug was something that I read several years ago and this time going through it again but having it read to me, I was able to enjoy it more. It's a wonderful story, it's her story, and it's the story of love for herself, her son, and life.