Mom & Me & Mom

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  • Hardcover
  • 201
  • Mom & Me & Mom
  • Maya Angelou
  • English
  • 13 April 2019
  • 1400066115

About the Author: Maya Angelou

Mom & Me & Mom ePUB ☆ & Me & eBook & pdf, & kindle, Mom & mobile, Me & free, Mom & Me & Mom& Me & mobile, Mom & Me & Mom MOBIMaya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April , Me & PDF/EPUB ê in St Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement In she was named one of the most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Mom & eBook ✓ Sings, which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water Fore I Die was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.


Mom & Me & MomMom & Me & Mom ePUB ☆ & Me & eBook & pdf, & kindle, Mom & mobile, Me & free, Mom & Me & Mom& Me & mobile, Mom & Me & Mom MOBIFor the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs Me & PDF/EPUB ê 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 Mom & eBook ✓ 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 & Me & eBook ↠ 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 to the heights.

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10 thoughts on “Mom & Me & Mom

  1. Petra-X says:

    I ve listened to the abridged version of this It s achingly good So good I ordered the hardback I just had to read the whole book in print Every word I could see this book was destined for my list of favourite books.But I was wrong.I think what happened was that the editor who abridged the book for five episodes of 15 minutes each was a genius at picking out only the unique and wonderful scenes and leaving out theboring reminiscences.I wonder if Maya Angelou s power with words isn t w I ve listened to the abridged version of this It s achingly good So good I ordered the hardback I just had to read the whole book in print Every word I could see this book was destined for my list of favourite books.But I was wrong.I think what happened was that the editor who abridged the book for five episodes of 15 minutes each was a genius at picking out only the unique and wonderful scenes and leaving out theboring reminiscences.I wonder if Maya Angelou s power with words isn t waning with age and her delight in herself, always evident in her many autobiographical books, isn t increasing The book was about two people, Maya Angelou who apart from a dreadful incident of rape by her mother s husband scarcely mentioned in the book had not lived a hard life by any means This is not a story of a poor black girl from the wrong side of the tracks making it despite everything It s the story of a very clever, multi talented young and eventually middle aged woman trying out lots of things from burlesque to screen writing and, like King Midas, turning to gold everything she touched It s also the story of a mother who did not raise her children but sent them to their paternal grandmother and eventually had them returned to her in their teens She was well off, self indulgent, clever, amusing and when not consumed with her own self centred selfishness, had her daughter s back.This sounds like it could be a good memoir, right But it wasn t, it just never took off There have been too many prior volumes of autobiography that have used all the best anecdotes and this is just a book because Maya Angelou wanted to write it, and her die hard fans, like me, would buy it and read it Not quite so much a fan though now.____________________Edit Tell me, how can this be such a bad review I get a troll It s 3 star, it praises Maya Angelou, yet I get some troll playing the race card about poor Maya Angelou She might have grown up in politically difficult times, but she grew up with a wealthy mother and household staff view spoiler Since I am part of a multiracial family myself, the race card gets no consideration from me at all But the troll wasn t to know that, perhaps she thought I would come over all White guilt sucks teeth hide spoiler Of course it s from a private profile, these comments taking exception to my reviews and, in this instance, some of the comments as well always are, that or a sock puppet _____

  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    The audio was read by Maya Angelou herself Angelou has always been a special wonder to me She was a professor at a nearby university, and I grew up mesmerized by her It makes me sad to think this was her last book, that there will be nogifts like this one The mother daughter relationship she experienced was tentative, tender, and complicated This was only a fraction of her life experience shared, and the distance she traveled in that time, the adversity she and her mother overcame it The audio was read by Maya Angelou herself Angelou has always been a special wonder to me She was a professor at a nearby university, and I grew up mesmerized by her It makes me sad to think this was her last book, that there will be nogifts like this one The mother daughter relationship she experienced was tentative, tender, and complicated This was only a fraction of her life experience shared, and the distance she traveled in that time, the adversity she and her mother overcame it was heartening Vivian Baxter ended up being quite the mother and protector to Maya

  3. Cheri says:

    This book has been written to examine some of the ways love heals and helps a person to climb impossible heights and rise from immeasurable depths Two months ago, I read Maya Angelou s Letter to My Daughter the first of Angelou s books I read This morning, I read Mom Me Mom which was delightful, wonderful, sometimes sad, sometimes not, but throughout has that same lovely tone that I found in Letter to My Daughter I d read poems of hers before, seen her speak, although not in persThis book has been written to examine some of the ways love heals and helps a person to climb impossible heights and rise from immeasurable depths Two months ago, I read Maya Angelou s Letter to My Daughter the first of Angelou s books I read This morning, I read Mom Me Mom which was delightful, wonderful, sometimes sad, sometimes not, but throughout has that same lovely tone that I found in Letter to My Daughter I d read poems of hers before, seen her speak, although not in person, but there s something about her that just reaches inside your soul and tugs on it while reading, or listening, to her words Someday, I will get an audio copy of this to listen to, I suspect just hearing her distinctive voice read these words would add another level of impactSuppose I really am going to become somebody, imagine Mothers and Daughters In Maya s case, she barely knew her mother, Vivian Baxter, before she was shipped off to live with her paternal grandmother, Annie Henderson, along with her brother Bailey Bailey was five years old to Maya s three Babies, put on a train with notes attached to themI was three and Bailey was five when we arrived in Stamps, Arkansas We had identification tags on our arms and no adult supervision It would take a while for them to re establish a place for her mother in Maya s life, and primarily in her heart For a long time, she called her Lady, which made me smile, a name my daughter calls me now and then When she was first re entering that space, with a new stepfather in the picture, their relationship was cautious, tentative, slowly growing over the years but growingShe had my back, supported me This is the role of the mother, and in that visit I really saw clearly, and for the first time, why a mother is really important Not just because she feeds and also loves and cuddles and even mollycoddles a child, but because in an interesting and maybe an eerie and unworldly way, she stands in the gap She stands between the unknown and the known There are some of the stories of her life that are included in her Letter to My Daughter, but there is sometimes comfort in that, much like once again hearing some of my father s favourite flying stories when he had a new, and willing, audience There s joy in hearing wisdom repeated, tales that your heart takes and translates into your life, your language, your being I loved reading about the progression of their relationship, Maya and her mother, Vivien, when all those doubts had faded away, when proof of love was no longer required or questioned, and most of all I loved seeingof her heart and its wisdomHer love and support encouraged me to dare to live my life with pizazz Highly Recommended

  4. Mariah Roze says:

    I read this first book to Maya s autobiographies and then saw this one the last one available and decided to read it I read these books for the Goodreads book club Diversity in All Forms If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link below this story Maya shares her deep and difficult relationship with her mother all the way to her mom s passing Three year old Maya and her older brother were sent to Arkansas to live with thei I read this first book to Maya s autobiographies and then saw this one the last one available and decided to read it I read these books for the Goodreads book club Diversity in All Forms If you would like to participate in the discussion here is the link below this story Maya shares her deep and difficult relationship with her mother all the way to her mom s passing Three year old Maya and her older brother were sent to Arkansas to live with their grandmother Maya lived there for years without seeing or knowing her mother at all Mom Me Mom, shares Maya s story of her mother she preferred to simply call Lady, revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.This was a great read and it didn t feel out of place to skip around in her autobiographies I plan to read books 2 6 in the future for book club

  5. Lucy Langford says:

    4.5 I knew that I had become the woman I am because of the grandmother I loved and the mother I came to adore Their love informed, educated, and liberated me. you learned that you have power and determination With those two things, you can go anywhere and everywhere.This book was heart wrenching and uplifting This book is Maya Angelou s final work I believe , published a year before her death in 2014 This book focuses on her mother, Vivian Baxter, who abandoned Maya Angelou at a young age 4.5 I knew that I had become the woman I am because of the grandmother I loved and the mother I came to adore Their love informed, educated, and liberated me. you learned that you have power and determination With those two things, you can go anywhere and everywhere.This book was heart wrenching and uplifting This book is Maya Angelou s final work I believe , published a year before her death in 2014 This book focuses on her mother, Vivian Baxter, who abandoned Maya Angelou at a young age, as well as during her young adult early 20 s, and portrays their complicated, tumultuous relationship This book reviews the special connection of mother and child between Vivian Baxter and Maya Angelou Both of these women were able to move on and form such a strong loving, inspiring and supporting bond Before this book I had only read one other of Maya Angelou s biography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings published in 1969 also a very powerful and interesting read if you have the chance to read it There is a very long length of time between these two publications but Mom and Me and Mom almost reads like a sequel During this book she revisits episodes noted in her previous works but has approached it from a new angle, focusing around the relationship with her mother.Vivian Baxter is a powerful and beautiful women She isn t perfect and is a very fierce character She is also admirable and empowering We are shown how she influences and helps Maya Angelou develop as a character and into her own skin She shows encouragement and has a hand in the evolution of Maya Angelou as the writer and poet we still love today It was amazing to learn about both these two women Two women I describe as power houses due to their sheer brilliance I was especially excited to learn about Vivian Baxter as I had little knowledge of this character that played such a big part in the evolution of Maya Angelou s work, decisions, independence and self awareness.Both Vivian Baxter and Maya Angelou were fierce activists Vivian Baxter set her heart out to help those who had been marginilised by society Those people who were black, gay, women, poor, etc and she accomplished this In a way I think these accomplishments had a hand in the progression of helping Maya Angelou achieve so much, despite a society riddled in racism with the view that black women won t achieve , she did just that with Vivian Baxter s encouragement and fierceness I will put my foot in their door up to my hip until every woman can get in that union, and can get aboard a ship and go to sea.It was also great that Angelou acknowledges the relationship that her brother, Bailey, has with their mother and how this is different from the one Angelou shares with her It is great that Angelou accepts why that relationship is so different to her own with Vivian Baxter.Overall this book is probably one of my favourite biographies It explores such an interesting relationship between mother and daughter and the turmoils both must face and how to overcome this This had beautiful quotes littered throughout that my book is covered in post its Overall, this is a fantastic piece of final work published before Maya Angelou s death

  6. Barbara says:

    Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson was an African American poet, singer, actress, writer, director, producer, composer, and civil rights activist Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographies, of which Mom Me Mom published when Angelou was 85 years old is the last This final memoir concentrates on Angelou s relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter, a petite but formidable woman who helped make Angelou the strong independent woman she was.Maya Angelou Maya Angelou s Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson was an African American poet, singer, actress, writer, director, producer, composer, and civil rights activist Angelou wrote a series of seven autobiographies, of which Mom Me Mom published when Angelou was 85 years old is the last This final memoir concentrates on Angelou s relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter, a petite but formidable woman who helped make Angelou the strong independent woman she was.Maya Angelou Maya Angelou s mother, Vivian Baxter, as a young woman Angelou s mother Vivian was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1912, and brought up by a father who encouraged his kids not to take any crap from anyone and to literally fight everyone who crossed them Even as a child, little Vivian wielded a hefty stick and tussled alongside her big brothers So it s not surprising that Vivian, who was a trained nurse, eventually ran casinos in Alaska and joined the Merchant Marines unusual jobs for women especially black women in the first half of the 20th century.Vivian and her husband, Bailey Johnson, had two children Bailey Jr born in 1927 and Maya born in 1928 The Johnsons divorced when the siblings were 4 and 3, and the kids were sent to live with their paternal grandmother, Annie Henderson, in Stamps, Arkansas The children stayed in Stamps until Bailey became a teenager and began to rebel against the entitled white population Fearing for Bailey s safety, Henderson brought the children to their mother in San Francisco, California Maya was angry at her mom for abandoning her as a toddler, and refused to address Vivian as Mother for years..instead calling her Lady Angelou gave birth to her son Guy when she was 17, after purposely losing her virginity to a handsome neighborhood lothario Vivian s calm acceptance of her daughter s pregnancy and her assistance with the birth apparently warmed Maya s heart..and she started to call Vivian Mother Young Maya Angelou

  7. Lori says:

    Maya Angelou never disappoints when she writes a book Mom and Me and Mom is a book devoted to her mother Vivian Baxter When Maya was three she was sent to Stamps Arkansas with her then five year old brother Bailey she wrote a book I know why the Caged Bird Sings describing her ten years there with her grandmother who raised the two children Maya Angelou knew very little about her mother until she was thirteen and sent to San Francisco to live with her mother Her Book Mom Me Mom descri Maya Angelou never disappoints when she writes a book Mom and Me and Mom is a book devoted to her mother Vivian Baxter When Maya was three she was sent to Stamps Arkansas with her then five year old brother Bailey she wrote a book I know why the Caged Bird Sings describing her ten years there with her grandmother who raised the two children Maya Angelou knew very little about her mother until she was thirteen and sent to San Francisco to live with her mother Her Book Mom Me Mom describes her life and experiences and her mother s involvement with her life She also speaks of her beloved son Guy who she had at seventeen years old this is sort of a love story devoted to her mother and how she inspired and encouraged her talented to daughter to reach for the sky and succeed Maya Angelou went on to make her mother proud the book ends with her mother s death of lung cancer at the end of the book Maya tells her mother you were a terrible mother of small children,but there has never been anyone greater than you as a mother of a young adult i found this to be a touching well written book I enjoyed reading very much

  8. Kerene says:

    I was expecting a letdown After holding her in the highest regard, reading all of her books especially loving her autobiographies it wasn t until college that I was mature enough to appreciate her poetry I didn t think there was anythingshe could say Hasn t she said enough The spell would be gone How could it possibly hold me from the age of 9 to 33 I was wrong It was very much like greeting an old friend The beginning of the book was glittered with old truths wisely told in h I was expecting a letdown After holding her in the highest regard, reading all of her books especially loving her autobiographies it wasn t until college that I was mature enough to appreciate her poetry I didn t think there was anythingshe could say Hasn t she said enough The spell would be gone How could it possibly hold me from the age of 9 to 33 I was wrong It was very much like greeting an old friend The beginning of the book was glittered with old truths wisely told in her first autobiography I was a little confused, and even flipped back to the title page to make sure I had downloaded the right book It wasn t long before the reader is securely reacquainted and eager to travel the familiar roads Her mother is awesome, and never fails to surprise whether she s brandishing a handgun in a hotel lobby, or knocking down a door to save her dying daughter, you will listen, learn, and re learn wisdom I definitely enjoyed this book

  9. Barbara says:

    Everyone needs a cheerleader in their life Vivian Baxter, Maya Angelou s mother, was just that person Although for ten years the young Angelou had no contact with her mother, once they were reunited, her mother gave Maya the love and encouragement she needed to rise above immeasurable odds and become one of America s most renowned and beloved poets Maya Angelou, a stripper, a singer Who knew I enjoyed reading this poignant and inspirational story of woman I have long admired.

  10. Vanessa says:

    A simple touching memoir that traces the early days of how a young Maya Angelou is reunited with her mother after many years of estrangement and abandonment We get to meet Lady as Maya calls her mother the vivacious Vivian Baxter The tone of the writing and also narrated by Maya herself in this audiobook is delightful and lovely, there s almost a childlike quality in her storytelling To know that Maya was once a shy young girl who hardly spoke at all makes you see her magnificent growth as A simple touching memoir that traces the early days of how a young Maya Angelou is reunited with her mother after many years of estrangement and abandonment We get to meet Lady as Maya calls her mother the vivacious Vivian Baxter The tone of the writing and also narrated by Maya herself in this audiobook is delightful and lovely, there s almost a childlike quality in her storytelling To know that Maya was once a shy young girl who hardly spoke at all makes you see her magnificent growth as a woman with a magic soul and tender heart Her self belief and pure goodness makes her a beacon of light for those who haven t started with much but possess a steely determination to make something of herself and inspire others A humble story like this makes you feel much adoration for this wonderful and much loved woman who with the power of forgiveness learns much wisdom from the woman who gives her birth