Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

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by Maya Angelou
     
 

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Here Maya Angelou, dazzling entertainer, casts the spotlight on her show business career — a pageant of international scope. Maya, the woman, shares her sad, failed marriage to a white man, her early motherhood and achingly sensitive relationship with her young son, and her bone-deep, painful suspicion of the white world that welcomes her talent so… See more details below

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Here Maya Angelou, dazzling entertainer, casts the spotlight on her show business career — a pageant of international scope. Maya, the woman, shares her sad, failed marriage to a white man, her early motherhood and achingly sensitive relationship with her young son, and her bone-deep, painful suspicion of the white world that welcomes her talent so dramatically ...

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Washington Star
Honest, funny and heartwarming....The strength of the book is Angelou's lyrical writing...a God-given gift.
From the Publisher
“The buoyant, gifted Maya Angelou continues her autobiography. . . . Both her joy and her despair have twice as much impact as most people’s.”
–New York

“Angelou may be one of the best hunters of the heart, one of the best to explore the insides of folks, black or white, and find what moves them, what makes them real and tangible to themselves and others.”
–The Christian Science Monitor

“Angelou is a sharp observer and commentator on culture. . . . [Her book is] filled with penetrating observations about the people she encounters.”
–Chicago Tribune Book World

“Honest, funny and heartwarming . . . The strength of the book is Angelou’s lyrical writing . . . a God-given gift.”
–The Washington Star

“Angelou is one of the geniuses of the Afro-American serial autobiography.”
–The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553135206
Publisher:
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/10/1977

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