Extraordinary . . . a jaw-dropper of a memoir (Viv Groskop Red
A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman (President Barack Obama)
The poems and stories she wrote . . . were gifts of wisdom and wit, courage and grace (President Bill Clinton)
She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds (Oprah Winfrey)
She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate (Toni Morrison)
For the first time, Maya Angelou - one of America's most celebrated memoirists and poets, a living legend treasured by presidents, world leaders, entertainers, and book lovers of all ages - shares the deepest personal story of her life: the story of her relationship with her mother.