On Sale: April 1, 2008
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Maya Angelou’s memoirs and books of essays and poetry have sold
millions of copies. Now, MAYA ANGELOU: A GLORIOUS
CELEBRATION offers an
unusual and irresistible look at her life and her myriad
accomplishments. Created by the people who know her best—her
friends Marcia Ann Gillespie and Richard A. Long, and her
Johnson Butler—it is part tribute, part scrapbook, capturing
home, at work, and in the public eye.
ephemera, MAYA ANGELOU chronicles the writer’s childhood in
Arkansas; her brief-but-illustrious career on the New York
appointment as the Northern Coordinator for the Southern
Leadership Council; and more. There are behind-the-scenes
Angelou as a down-home regal diva who revels in cooking for
that often includes celebrities like Toni Morrison, Oprah
Quincy Jones along with relatives and old friends—and as the
disciplined writer who begins her legendary writing process
in a local
hotel room at 5:30 a.m. armed with “yellow pad, Bible, bottle of
sherry, a dictionary, Roget’s Thesaurus and a deck of
cards for solitaire.”
who have come to know and love Maya Angelou will be
delighted by this personal, illustrated portrait of the
author, playwright, and humanitarian.
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