Mom & Me & Mom

  • by Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by Maya Angelou
  • 4 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple best-selling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.
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 them.
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.


What the Critics Say

"Angelou is one of the geniuses of Afro-American serial autobiography." (The New York Times)
"To say that Angelou is a living legend is in no way an exaggeration. [She is] one of the great voices of contemporary literature." (The Voice)
"Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace." (The Washington Post Book World)


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Never Enough Mom Books

The world will never have enough excellent books about Mom. This is one of them and it needs to be made into a movie! Who knew? I won't tell you the surprises, just leave it to you to read this short little gem. This is for all those imperfect moms out there and their children who will get it right, eventually, because of the bigness of their love. This was food for the soul for me because I have teens right now, and somehow feel I will never get it right again,which is a weird place to be. Now I have renewed hope.
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Her connection with her Mother at the end.

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This truly is an awesome books for the ladies that may or may not have close realationships with their mothers. it opens the listners eyes to a world inside Maya Angelous world that you would have never known extisted.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audio