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The Heart of a Woman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2010

    A Fabulous Book

    In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou describes her life as her son, Guy, grows into an adult. Her anger is evident as a racist homeowner refuses to let her rent and as Guy is discriminated in his new school because he tells where babies really come from. She meets Billie Holiday and receives advice on life and being famous that she remembers coming from a sick and lonely woman. Her move to New York yields many new opportunities, including working to make blacks and whites more equal. Doing this leads to her second marriage and another move. This time she is in Cairo, Egypt and finds a job on as a assistant editor on a newspaper.
    This book is inspirational, touching, and absorbing. Her struggles remind us how lucky we are to live in this time where segregation is not allowed and blatant racism is unacceptable by modern society. Every young woman should read her book because its inspirational and gives valuable advice without patronizing.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    The Heart of a Woman is about Angelou when she is in her early 3

    The Heart of a Woman is about Angelou when she is in her early 30s. Her life was chaotic as a singer-dancer living in New York City. This is a story about a woman finding herself. Ms. Angelou describes her living conditions, being a mother to a son she must let family keep while she gets her feet on the ground, and a marriage to a man that ends. Ms. Angelou describes her involvement with the Harlem Writer Group. This leads Ms. Angelou to express herself through writing. This book deserves four thumbs up for the way Angelou describes her life. It could be easily read in a couple of days. It would appeal to men and women in different stages of life. Its central themes are the joys and burdens of being a black mother in America as the son she had at 16 finally grows into a man. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the racial problems that the U.S. had and is still having since Martin Luther King and Malcolm X’s time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Good

    Nice book....&.....<...>

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2005

    Outstanding Book

    I felt that this is a marvelous Boook, at the bigining when she started wrinting, it wasn't easy for her but she never gave up. she is a caring mother and focused a lot about her son Guy well being. As a Teenager this book tought me a lot , it showed me that if you want something in life you have to go get it because it's not going to come to you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2004

    very inspiring for the most part

    After reading the fourth book of her biography, I think it is a cruel irony that a lot of the mistreatment, abuse and reproach she has suffered has been at the hands of black men. I was outraged at the scene of the 'palaver' and could not understand how an intelligent and brilliant, American woman agreed to go along with it, but the fact that she gave in to their 'recomendation' baffles my mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2003

    Love this book!!

    I really loved this book because it was very inspiring. Maya lets us know that we can achieve anything if you put your mind in to it. This book was very inspirational.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    R.I.P.

    REST IN PEACE MS."ANGEL"OU

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Didn't want to stop....

    Until I read it all! Grrreeeaaat!!!
    Ms Lisa, BIG Angelou fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    I Love To Read Books

    I Love to read books by any author!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Outstanding

    This book inspired me to be thankful for everything I have. When I'm grown and old I will tell my grandchildren so read this book. What can I say, Maya is an inspiration!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2003

    great book!

    This book was exceptionally great. As a teenager I really got into it, and could relate to every part. I learned so much about life and the commitment of trust. This book deserves 5 stars for excellence and a true outlook on life. Great job Maya!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2001

    Phenomenal

    Maya's writtings have been a part of my reading since I can rememeber and she is a very inspring woman. 'The Heart of a Woman' is a really detailed book of her adult life. I recommend this book to many and will encourage my daughter when she is old enough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2001

    Great Book

    The Heart Of A Woman was an exceptional book.It showed indepth her life growing up and maturing.I recommend it to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    Wonderful Book

    This had got to be one of the best book I have ever read. I hated to put it down and when I finished I wanted to read it again. I don't usually pick up autobiographys, but this one was on Oprah's list so I read it. It was a very inspirational book and I recommend it with 4 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2000

    Maya Angelou does it again!

    Ms. Angelou is truly an inspiration. Despite her very humble beginnings, she created an extraordinary life for herself...and the book was so interesting, I couldn't put it down!

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