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Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents—a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day.

Author, screenwriter and poet Maya Angelou distills the wisdom of a lifetime into this inspiring collection of down-to-earth essays about matters timely and timeless. The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings celebrates the inimitable strength of her womanhood and the power of the word to surpass all boundaries of society ...

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Overview

Wisdom from a remarkable woman of many talents—a writer who captured America's heart on Inauguration Day.

Author, screenwriter and poet Maya Angelou distills the wisdom of a lifetime into this inspiring collection of down-to-earth essays about matters timely and timeless. The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings celebrates the inimitable strength of her womanhood and the power of the word to surpass all boundaries of society and humanity.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Angelou ( I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings ) is leery of people who give up too easily, whiners, complainers, men seeking an ``earth mother'' and vulgar entertainers. In this collection of short essays, many only two to three pages in length, she discusses the value of charity and her faith in God. She rages with eloquence at the deaths of loved ones, and shares her thoughts on discovering an authentic personal style, the insidious effects of racism, and pregnancy as an experience to be shared by a woman and her mate. Angelou includes reminiscences of her childhood in Stamps, Ark., on being a single mother and on dancing in a professional duo with Alvin Ailey. These quietly inspirational pieces convey her sense of life as an ongoing adventure. (Oct.)
Library Journal
In this small gem of a book, Angelou, the popular poet and novelist ( All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes , LJ 3/15/86, among others), shares her thoughts about humankind: how to respect others of different cultures, opinions, and values as taught by universal philosophies. Annie Johnson in ``New Directions'' and Aunt Tee in ``Living Well, Living Good'' are just some of the characters Angelou uses throughout to illustrate with precision and color the respect and perseverance she values. The narratives are carefully constructed with exhilarating assurance as the reader makes the transformative journey from what she is to what she must finally be. Angelou's prose is brisk, fluid, and entrancing. This work will provide a taste of wisdom to all who read it. Highly recommended.-- Gayle S. Leach-Bethea, Maryland House of Corrections, Jessup
School Library Journal
YA-Morality, manners, friendships, and love are a sampling of the subjects covered by renowned playwright and poet. Students will contemplate the art of the essay as well as the wisdom of the woman in these pithy, candid pieces that are taken from her own experiences. Funny, sad, or poignant, they all make a plea for tolerance and understanding. Angelou's command of the English language is exceeded only by her love of humanity.-Jackie Gropman, Kings Park Library, Burke, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553380170
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and The Heart of a Woman, she wrote numerous volumes of poetry, among them Phenomenal Woman, And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and Mother. Maya Angelou died in 2014.

Biography

As a chronicler of her own story and the larger civil rights movement in which she took part, Maya Angelou is remarkable in equal measure for her lyrical gifts as well as her distinct sense of justice, both politically and personally.

Angelou was among the first, if not the first, to create a literary franchise based on autobiographical writings. In the series' six titles -- beginning with the classic I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and followed by Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, Heart of a Woman, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, and 2002's A Song Flung Up to Heaven -- Angelou tells her story in language both no-nonsense and intensely spiritual.

Angelou's facility with language, both on paper and as a suede-voiced speaker, have made her a populist poet. Her 1995 poem "Phenomenal Woman" is still passed along the Web among women as inspiration ("It's in the reach of my arms/The span of my hips/The stride of my steps/The curl of my lips./I'm a woman/Phenomenally/Phenomenal woman/That's me"), and her 1993 poem "On the Pulse of the Morning," written for Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration, was later released as a Grammy-winning album.

Angelou often cites other writers (from Kenzaburo Oe to James Baldwin) both in text and name. But as often as not, her major mentors were not writers – she had been set to work with Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. before each was assassinated, stories she recounts in A Song Flung Up to Heaven.

Given her rollercoaster existence -- from poverty in Arkansas to journalism in Egypt and Ghana and ultimately, to her destiny as a successful writer and professor in the States – it's no surprise that Angelou hasn't limited herself to one or two genres. Angelou has also written for stage and screen, acted, and directed. She is the rare author from whom inspiration can be derived both from her approach to life as from her talent in writing about it. Reading her books is like taking counsel from your wisest, favorite aunt.

Good To Know

Angelou was nominated for an Emmy for her performance as Nyo Boto in the 1977 miniseries Roots. She has also appeared in films such as How to Make an American Quilt and Poetic Justice, and she directed 1998's Down in the Delta.

Angelou speaks six languages, including West African Fanti.

She taught modern dance at the Rome Opera House and the Hambina Theatre in Tel Aviv.

Before she became famous as a writer, Maya Angelou was a singer. Miss Calypso is a CD of her singing calypso songs.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Margeurite Johnson
      Maya Angelou
    2. Hometown:
      Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 4, 1928
    2. Place of Birth:
      St. Louis, Missouri
    1. Education:
      High school in Atlanta and San Francisco

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Highly recomended! Anything is possible with the right mind set.

    Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now by Maya Angelou is a perfect book that is extremely inspirational. In this book Maya talks about basically anything that a woman could go through. She uses past experiences to connect with the reader on a different level then most readers. This book explains what it means to truly live well. She talks about sprituality and how to incorperate it into your everyday life, how it can shape your life, and the power of spirituality. I beileve this book is great for whoever feels like they might need a little advice or guidance. Maya Angelou in this book hits the nail right on the head she talks about exaclty what you want to hear. the book is inspirational and hits on a personal note. Many people might think Maya is to striaght foward which she is but thats exactly how she gets her points across especially the ones that have the most meaning. If you want to read a great book pick this one up off the shelf, it's not that long but the meaning behind it is extremly moving even for men. So please take this reconmendation into consideration I highly reconmend this book!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

    Outstanding Read!

    I love this book and buy it often as a gift (as was this purchase!). The short little essays make the perfect bedtime read...or ideal for taking along on a trip. Maya is one of my heroes and inspirations!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    Extraordinary Words from an Extraordinary Woman

    ¿Wouldn¿t Take Nothing for my Journey Now,¿ is a collection of poems and short stories, which makes it very difficult to summarize. Each poem addresses a different topic which is why I cannot summarize the book. But, I enjoyed the book very much and the topics which it addressed were interesting. They were stimulating because it made the reader take a look at themselves and their lives and examine their behavior. Mrs. Angelou plays with her words and expresses her thoughts in a unique way. Which, is why I think I find her literature interesting and easy to read. Since, this was the first book I read, I didn¿t know anything about Ms. Angelou. But, by the end of the book I felt like I knew her. By reading the book I got an idea of the topics which were important to her and how she felt about them. Some of the topics give the reader clues as to the kind of environment she grew up in and the life she lived. This book allows the reader to get to know the author and her innermost thoughts (some of which you might not find in her biographies). I truly enjoyed reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2001

    No goal is untouchable.

    This book lets you inhale a new life, but at the same time keep you balanced. Words of wisdom walk you though that fine line of where were you then and what are you today.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Insightful read

    Maya Angelou's Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now is an insightful read. It is a great way to get a view into the mind of Maya Angelou. The book contains her inner thoughts on issues such as style: "Style is unique and nontransferable." and complaints: "Whining is not only graceless, but can be deadly." Maya Angelou has distinct views on life based on her family members that she brings up in the book, as well as her upbringing in a town in Arkansas. Based on the life lessons she learns from her strong female relatives give a view into the culture of a strong black women. As insightful as the book is, it can sometimes be incredibly tedious to read. The book sometimes has very tedious parts to read that offer very little view into her culture. The book also offers little advancement at a time. It can also be rather boring. When reading at night I fell asleep often, and I often would take breaks from reading this book to do other activities. I would also sometimes find myself making excuses not to finish reading the book. Despite all the drawbacks, Maya Angelou's Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now is an insightful read for anyone interested in the culture of a black woman.

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