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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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May 05, 2015
Edit: Tell me, how can this be such a bad review I get a troll? It's 3 star, it praises Maya Angelou, yet I get some troll playing the race card about 'poor Maya Angelou'. She might have grown up in politically difficult times, but she grew up with a wealthy mother and household staff. (view spoiler)[Since I am... (hide spoiler)]
June 28, 2017
”This book has been written to examine some of the ways love heals and helps a person to climb impossible heights and rise from immeasurable depths.”
Two months ago, I read Maya Angelou’s “Letter to My Daughter” – the first of Angelou’s books I read. This morning, I read “Mom & Me & Mom” w...
May 25, 2017
The audio was read by Maya Angelou herself. Angelou has always been a special wonder to me. She was a professor at a nearby university, and I grew up mesmerized by her. It makes me sad to think this was her last book, that there will be no more gifts like this one. The mother-daughter relationshi...
August 14, 2017
I read this first book to Maya's autobiographies and then saw this one (the last one) available and decided to read it. I read these books for the Goodreads' book club Diversity in All Forms. If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link below: https://www.goodreads.com/topi...
April 17, 2013
Maya Angelou never disappoints when she writes a book. Mom and Me and Mom is a book devoted to her mother Vivian Baxter. When Maya was three she was sent to Stamps Arkansas with her then five year old brother Bailey. she wrote a book "I know why the Caged Bird Sings" describing her ten years ther...
April 13, 2013
I was expecting a letdown. After holding her in the highest regard, reading all of her books - especially loving her autobiographies - it wasn't until college that I was mature enough to appreciate her poetry - I didn't think there was anything more she could say. Hasn't she said enough? The spel...
July 11, 2017
A simple touching memoir that traces the early days of how a young Maya Angelou is reunited with her mother after many years of estrangement and abandonment. We get to meet "Lady" as Maya calls her mother the vivacious Vivian Baxter. The tone of the writing and also narrated by Maya herself in th...
March 26, 2013
I loved this memoir by Angelou, because although many horrible things happened to her this is not a pity memoir. It is presented and told in a straight forward manner, a kind of this is my story take it or leave it. Loved the relationship between her and her mom, although that relationship took a...
January 05, 2015
It was good listening to part of the life that Maya Angelou loved and lived with her mother. She will be missed by many and loved by all. Thank you Maya Angelou!
April 12, 2013
From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the Week:
Maya Angelou's account of her relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter.