Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou s path to living well and living a life with meaning

  • Title: Letter to My Daughter
  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • ISBN: 9781844086115
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou s path to living well and living a life with meaning.

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    1. Reading Maya Angelou is like getting a big hug on a bad day. She has the most comforting voice, and may be the wisest person I can think of. I want to be like her when I grow up. Favorite Quotes: Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. I remind myself it is sufficient to know what I know, and that what I know, may not always be true. [I] try to be present and accountable for all I do and leave undone.

    2. There’s part of me that just wants to hold onto this lovely little gem of a book, to just hold onto these words a little longer in the hopes they’ll more thoroughly permeate my soul. There’s the other part of me that wants to share her message, abounding in beauty, grief, tenderness, joy, life lessons overflowing with wisdom, faith. Most of all, her wisdom, the knowledge and understanding she shares on life; and while this book is a letter to the daughters she never gave birth to, she ackn [...]

    3. "I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you."This is a lovely series of Maya Angelou's essays dedicated to all women of the world. She shares some of her most touching life stories, divulges words of wisdom, and muses on those topics w [...]

    4. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish-speaking, Native American and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you. Here is my offering to you.”So speaks Maya Angelou in the Preface to Letter to My Daughter, her third book of essays. The book is a slim volume, containing twenty-eight short pieces, which are titled by theme. Examples [...]

    5. 4.5 Stars "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."I listened to Maya Angelou, with her mesmerizing voice, read her inspiring and thought provoking words written for the daughters she never had throughout the world. This book is full of wisdom and deep insight, and you cannot help but to be moved by this woman's generous spirit. I highly recommend listening to this book and I thought the essays were so powerful I will be purchasing a c [...]

    6. Wisdom imparted, garnered from a lifetime of pain and joy, essays written to the daughters of the world, she had none of her own. Simply beautiful.

    7. به این نتیجه رسیده ام که بیشتر ِ مردم بزرگ نمی شوند. ما جای پارک خودمان را پیدا می کنیم و به کارت های اعتباری مان افتخار می کنیم. ازدواج می کنیم و جرات می کنیم بچه دار شویم و به آن بزرگ شدن می گوییم. اما فکر کنم بیشترین کاری که می کنیم پیر شدن است. ما تراکم سال ها را در بدن های مان و [...]

    8. Angelou's book, Letter to My Daughter caught my eye immediately as I was browsing the shelves at Barnes and Noble. I picked it up and settled in a comfy chair with my latte and my soon to be good friend Maya. I was ready for advice, wisdom, love and experiences from a woman who has lived many more lives than I could ever imagine. Not to mention one who puts it so eloquently.It is a craving of 20somethings to be gently advised in life from those who have already gone through the same struggles. I [...]

    9. I read this book for the Diversity in All Forms book club! If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link: /topic/show/"Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life tha [...]

    10. Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. There is a lot of wisdom in this little book. Maya Angelou gives us live lessons of her own to help guide us and make us understand why life is sometimes cruel. She also added some beautiful poetry that gives this book a little extra something special.I've never read any of her work before, but after this I'm definitely adding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to my TBR pile.

    11. My rating of this is based on the content, voice, and my teary-eyed reading experience. Within a few hours, I was done reading this book and I felt as if Maya Angelou was sitting next to me, telling me her story, and giving me advice. She discloses a few things about her young adult (and adult) life, things relatable to most women. Admittedly, I did feel like her daughter when I read this (yes, I'm that sentimental).

    12. Right now I honestly regret not having read anything by Maya Angelou before, I loved the book, every bit of it, the experiences it holds are unexpectedly inspiring, reading Maya Angelou's words is similar to being tightly embraced by a mother to all the daughters who will read this book, by having your soul soothed by these beautiful words.A lot of wisdom in not so many pages.

    13. I read half of this on my e-reader and listened to the second half on audio. I don’t think any other writer could’ve put this out into the world and it have the impact on me like it did coming from Dr. Maya Angelou.I seriously just feel like she wrote this for all women, her daughters, and it’s a Must that we all read it. Will all of the lessons reach you how they should right now.t necessarilybut put them in your back pocket for later. Nothing wrong with being prepared.

    14. I listened to this on Audible and loved having Dr Angelou’s voice read this to me. Her first chapters had me nodding along in agreement and tearing up in certain places.However, towards the end I was slightly lost in the message but overall it’s Maya Angelou, she’s phenomenally woman.

    15. My dad sent me this book when it was first released. I'm starting to think I need to drop everything I'm reading and read all of the books he's sent me, which are not nearly as close to the top of my to-read pile as they apparently should be. This book is a love letter. It's a book that says, these are the lessons that you do not have to learn for yourself. I get a little emotional when I think about it that way actually. I finished it in couple of hours. When I was done, I had marked something [...]

    16. She has always been an inspiration in so many ways. Her 'Phenomenal Woman' and 'Still I Rise' are such liberating pieces of poetry."Letter to my Daughter" is a collection of short essays through which Maya Angelou wishes to address the daughters she could never have with little nuggets of wisdom that she found useful in her own life. She shares various anecdotes, sometimes with hilarious undertones and sometimes with blunt viciousness.Raised by two strong and level-headed women, Maya Angelou her [...]

    17. I guess I haven't really read Maya Angelou before so I may not have acquired the taste for her writing and the requisite knowledge of the form to understand this book. I often feel this way upon encountering poetry (adult contemporary poetry--I can handle Ogden Nash and Shel Silverstein and a variety of poems we had to memorize in high school English). Though this book is mostly prose, the stylization of the prose is not my favorite (or perhaps I should say it is not in my comfort zone). The boo [...]

    18. I started this book a long, long time ago. Things became really hectic, and I wasn't able to finish it. Well yesterday was finally the right time to sit down and read it (somewhat again). I ended up starting over and I read 79 pages in one sitting. Today I read the remaining pages. I loved it. I love Maya Angelou. Her style is one of my absolute favorites.This book isn't like the storytelling in her autobiographies that are loved by so many. Rather it's a collection of her experiences, poetry, c [...]

    19. Great book, quick read. Maya Angelou is so witty, I never realized! She is also so inspirational and genuine.

    20. This is a memoir of sorts. It is a collection of Maya Angelou’s thoughts, experiences, and anecdotes of her life.

    21. I would like to consider myself one of Maya Angelou's daughters (no offense to my actual mother, of course). She has so much wisdom to pass along. Hearing the audio book read by the author reinforced the dignity and class that is Maya Angelou!

    22. I need to review books before moving on to the next one. I always do a better job when it is still fresh in my mind.This slim volume has substance and unusual topics. What a remarkable life Maya Angelou lived and yet, how humble and thoughtful in her musings. I was especially struck by several chapters. I loved that she echoed my feelings on vulgarity. "We need to have the courage to say obesity is not funny and vulgarity is not amusing. Insolent children and submissive parents are not the chara [...]

    23. Go ahead and judge me, I listned to this as an itunes audio file. But! with good reason. This is Maya Angelous's life story - her different trials and triumphs that have made her the woman in our history that should be so reveered. I found it fitting to listen to her tell her own story. Although, so much of this quick read is profound that I will also be getting the hard copy so that I can study her words and teachingsy note to her discussion on faith and god.her coverage of raceher own dark hol [...]

    24. Maya Angelou is of our most revered writers, she is one of the wisest women to ever lived. This brief summary accounts details from her life and experiences, her candid and sometimes provocative nature, the wisdom that living those moments has brought her. She never had a daughter of her own and saw glimpses in women around her and wanted to pass on some of her insights to these 'daughters'I would mark it as a 5 but was slightly undone by the religious references. I tend to balk at any mention o [...]

    25. This is my first read of Maya Angelou . I never expected it to be so touchy i was moved by her insights. Maya Angelou herself must be filled with self-lessness unconditional love as I can see it being reflected seamlessly in her words .Some of my favourite lines ,"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud" "I am convinced that most people do not grow up . We find parking spaces and honor our credit cards.We marry and dare to have childern and call that growing up.I think what we do mostly is grow [...]

    26. This book is short. Each chapter is delightfully compact and full of impact. Maya Angelou shows us that it just takes a few words, a few minutes to transmit the most important messages we need in life. She shows us that letters will survive even when the author is no longer there; Maya will continue to inspire women forever.

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