Mom & Me & Mom
Mom & Me & Mom is the seventh and final book in author Maya Angelou’s series of autobiographies. It focuses, for the first time in her books, on her relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter. An audio version of the book, read by Angelou, was released in CD form and as a digital download.
About Mom & Me & Mom in brief
Mom & Me & Mom is the seventh and final book in author Maya Angelou’s series of autobiographies. It focuses, for the first time in her books, on her relationship with her mother, Vivian Baxter. The book has been called “a profoundly moving tale of separation and reunion, and an ultimately optimistic portrait of the maternal bond” It was completed 11 years after the publication of her previous autobiography, A Song Flung Up to Heaven, and over thirty years after she wrote her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. An audio version of the book, read by Angelou, was released in CD form and as a digital download. It was published shortly before Mother’s Day and Angelou’s 85th birthday. It has received mostly positive reviews, with most reviewers stating that Baxter is presented well in the book. Angelou had become recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for Blacks and women and was, as scholar Joanne Braxton has stated, “a major autobiographical voice of the time’”. She had also become one of the first African-American female writers to publicly discuss her personal life, and use herself as a central character. For more information on how to order your copy of Mom & Me and Mom, visit the Amazon.com website. For the full list of available audio versions of the books, visit the Amazon.com store and the Amazon.co.uk store. In 2009, Angelou wrote a poem about Michael Jackson, which was read by Queen Latifah at his funeral, and wrote \”His Day is Done\”, a poem honoring Nelson Mandela after his death in 2013.
She published a book of essays, Letter to My Daughter, in 2009, and two cookbooks, Hallelujah! The Welcome Table in 2004 and Great Food, All Day Long in 2010. She was awarded the Lincoln Medal in 2008 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. She also wrote a book about her life with her husband, Jean-Claude Jaurès, in 2010, and a cookbook about her daughter, Jeanie, in 2011, and another cookbook, Letter To My Daughter in 2012, called “Letter To My Son’. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award for her work with Jean-Michel Basquiat. She is also a recipient of numerous other awards and honors, including the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant” and the “Genius Award” for “The Power of Non- sequiturs” in the form of a book that she wrote about her experiences as a single mother in the 1970s. She received the Presidential Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Literature of Black Women’ in 2008, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellow Award in 2009 for her book “I’ve Had a Girl, A Boy, A Man, A Woman, A Daughter, A Child, A Mother, and A Daughter.” She was also awarded the ‘Lincoln Medal’ for her poetry in 2008.