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.

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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

Most Helpful

A short Inspiring and Touching book

Would you listen to Even the Stars Look Lonesome again? Why?

Yes, there are so many gems of wisdom and to see how Maya handled various challenges in her life. There is a story Maya shares about leaving her home when she was 17 and with a 3 month old baby. The advice her mother gave her was priceless. No spoiler here, you have to hear Maya tell it in her own words.


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- Elim Garak "♡♡♡♡♡♡"

Thought provoking

love all of her messages, will pass on to my daughters and other young people
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- April Swales

Book Details

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