Even the Stars Look Lonesome

  • by Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Maya Angelou
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she recreates 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.


What the Critics Say

"Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Everything about Maya Angelou is transcendental. She has something to tell you now. Listen." (The Washington Post Book World)


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Customer Reviews

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Ms. Angelou is always teaching us something.
I have read amount of her writing. It is wonderful to hear her speak it.
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- Amazon Customer

A gift

I read this book when it first came out years ago. However, to hear it in the voice of our Dear Maya, takes on a completely enriching tone. She has transitioned the physical world, but like the pyramids, she still stands tall among the best! Giving, teaching us pearls of real life.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio