Customer Reviews

51
4.4 out of 5 stars
Mom and Me and Mom
Format: Kindle EditionChange
Price:£5.99
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 25 April 2013
Nearly twenty years on from me first reading the first volume of Maya Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Birds Sings", I was pleased to find that Maya Angelou had written another book. After hearing the book read on Radio 4, I was looking forward to reading the full book and it didn't disappoint.
Although estranged from her mother until her teenage years, this book charts how the amazing Maya Angelou was inspired by her mother.
The book did contain a few events already told in her many volumes of autobiography but this did not hamper my enjoyment of the book because here we saw the role her mother had played in these events and the book had a different focus than her autobiographies - purely exploring the relationship between Maya and her mother - the legendary Vivian Baxter.
It made me think how much we are all influenced by our mothers.
I really enjoyed the book and could be read and enjoyed regardless of if you have read the autobiographies or not. I definitely recommend this book for all those interested in mother/daughter relationships, the civil rights movement and anyone else who wants to read a piece of intelligent but extremely readable writing
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2014
I had read almost all Maya Angelou's books as a teen and in my early twenties. They left such a deep impression on me and gave me strength when I thought I couldn't cope with what life threw at me. I was so upset to hear of her passing, she was so active right until the very end. I felt compelled to read her later books and I am so glad I did. Beautifully written, I read it in one evening. It dips in and out of her life and touches on story's that are familiar to her fans but retells the stories from a different viewpoint. That of a mother and her children trying to heal their relationship, a daughter who needed her mother, a mother who is trying to show her daughter that a mother is someone who makes mistakes but always strives to be their for her children. I am glad Maya was able to rebuild a relationship with her mother and was eventually able to see her as that. A wonderful, open and honest book. Thankyou for leaving it behind, rest in peace Maya Angelou.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 20 July 2013
Maya Angelou weaves her magic to describe a relationship as complex as it was loving. A book that can free mothers of guilt knowing that their love can shine through no matter how unconventional their parenting might be.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2013
Fascinating autobiographical story of the fractured relationship between a young girl and her mother. Enjoyed the realism and was affected by the plight of the children.
Would now like to read the previous book by Maya Angelou.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2013
Yet again another excellent book from Maya Angelou. Never disappointed by her books. Just ordered Letter to my Daughter - look forward to reading it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2013
Maya Angelou is a fantastic author, I have thoroughly enjoyed all the books i have bought, written by her. I highly recommend them!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
There is some duplication of material here from 'Letters To My Daughter' but it is still a truly inspirational read from one of the most important of America's living writers. If you haven't already read her autobiographies, this does have some "plot spoilers" for those, but I think anyone could take a great deal from this book. It's not long, and it's not a difficult read, but it is more than the sum of it's parts.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 28 May 2013
This was a wonderful read. I have gifted this book to my mum for her birthday. I found it moving and funny. Maya's grandmother and birth mother are warm, inteligent, compasonate and courageouse. This wonderful combanation has contibuted to the creation of the most insperational woman of our time. However, I was left feeling that there was so much more that I wanted to know about these women.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 9 October 2014
This book is brilliant, it's very much a re-telling of the previous 6, but wonderful to spend time with Maya and her stories again. This time with a lot more input from her mum! This book also delves into her work once famous too - something I had yearned for her to write about. Worth the read.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 30 May 2013
I have read every one of her books so there was nothing in this one I didn't already know but it still warmed my heart to read her words. She is an inspirational woman as was her mother. Her ability to forgive and not regret is a joy to read.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed

The Heart Of A Woman
The Heart Of A Woman by Maya Angelou
£6.49

 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.