NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERMaya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays, which makes a. Maya Angelou's Letter to My Daughter. Marilyn L. Grady. Follow this and additional works at: This Article is brought to you for.

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Request PDF on ResearchGate | Maya Angelou's Letter to My Daughter | In preparing an essay on James Bryant Conant, I was struck by the title of his. 71 quotes from Letter to My Daughter: 'I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.(Popular misquote of You may not contr. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. From the mellifluous voice of a venerable Letter to My Daughter - site edition by Maya Angelou. Download it.

Here is my offering to you.

Letter to My Daughter

I believe that is also true for one wanting to become a Buddhist, or a Muslim, a Jew, Jainist, or a Taoist. The persons striving to live their religious beliefs know that the idyllic condition cannot be ar- rived at and held on to eternally.

It is in the search itself that one finds the ecstasy.

The Depression, which was so difficult for everyone to sur- vive, was especially so for a single black woman in the Southern states tending her crippled adult son and raising two small grand- children. I am trying to be a Christian and I will just step out on the word of God.

Naturally, since she was over six feet tall, and stood out on the word of God, she was a giant in heaven. Thinking of my grandmother years later, I wrote a gospel song that has been sung rousingly by the Mississippi Mass choir. Nonfiction: Life Lessons "I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters.

You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all.

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Here is my offering to you," writes Maya Angelou in the introduction of her inspirational new book Letter to My Daughter. The following pages are full of stories and life lessons Angelou has learned over eighty years.

This is one of them. I got Angelou's Letter to My Daughter in the mail around 4 p.

Letter to My Daughter

I read it to my children as they played, read it after they had gone to sleep, and far into the evening hours. Angelou's words were so poetic and musical I felt as if she were speaking directly to me. I learned of her best and worst moments in life, her ideas about love, death, violence, patriotism and spirituality.

I really liked how she illustrated an important situation in her life without telling the reader what to take away from the scene. My favorite story was when Angelou visited the famous actress Samia in Sengal.

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I do not wish to be found wanting. I believe that one can never leave home.

Home is that youthful region where a child is the only real living inhabitant. But we do know we had him, and we are the world. We find parking spaces and honor our credit cards. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are still innocent and shy as magnolias.

We may act sophisticated and worldly but I believe we feel safest when we go inside ourselves and find home, a place where we belong and maybe the only place we really do. And all I have to do is continue trying to be a Christian. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life? Did I learn to be kinder, To be more patient, And more generous, More loving, More ready to laugh, And more easy to accept honest tears?

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If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives. I suddenly began to cry at the gravity and grandeur of it all.

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I knew that if God loved me, then I could do wonderful things, I could try great things, learn anything, achieve anything. For what could stand against me, since one person, with God, constitutes the majority?

The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift.StoryCircleBookReviews provides a review venue for women self-published authors and for women's books published by independent and university presses. It's a book meant to be shared, so I download it and give it away to people who are important to me.

I give this book away, to my friends, to my family, to coworkers. I definitely will try to read more of her books asap You might find a new solution.

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