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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
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
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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