Monday, 21 November 2016

Mom & Me & Mom - Maya Angelou (book review)

The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling 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

My Thoughts
I find it hard to judge this book because on one hand it is an interesting book showing the life of a black woman during the 90's and the love between a mother and daughter. On the other hand, the book don't have depth and there is no clear story-line. it is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. As a reader there is so many question we never get an answer too, because the book is, more or less, just bits and pieces.

I Read this book in one sitting and this was not hard because the book has a very light tone and is a easy read. You follow the story without getting to emotionally involved. I would like to read more or Maya Angelou's work because I have heard so much about it so I will give it a try but this book is just there in the middle.

The problem is that it didn't leave me with anything. I don't think this is a book you will remember very much of after reading it and putting it back in the bookshelf.

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