Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou

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This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome imparts the lessons of a lifetime.

About Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou has written five volumes of autobiography, including the bestsellingI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and many collections of poetry, as well asOn the Pulse of Morning,  the poem she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton. All of these poems have been gathered together inThe  Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.      Maya Angelou is currently Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.      Also by Maya Angelou      AUTOBIOGRAPHY    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings     Gather Together in My Name     Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas     The Heart of a Woman     All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes      POETRY    Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie     Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well     And Still I Rise     Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?     I Shall Not Be Moved     On the Pulse of Morning     Phenomenal Woman     The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou     A Brave and Startling Truth      ESSAYS    Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Published August 5, 1997 by Random House. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Angelou's (All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes, 1986, etc.) sixth work of autobiographical reflection again treads ballerina-like on the fine line dividing saying too much and not enough on a variety of heartfelt subjects.

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""They Came to Stay"" is a particularly inspirational piece paying homage to black women: ""Precious jewels all."" Even Oprah Winfrey (to whom the previous collection was dedicated) serves as subject matter and is likened to ""the desperate traveler who teaches us the most profound lesson and aff...

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Entertainment Weekly

Maya Angelou's ease with both highbrow and middlebrow culture — from poet to Oprah party pal — is evident in these 20 short essays in Even the Stars Look Lonesome.

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