I have written of the black American experience, which I know intimately. I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular. What it is like to be human, and American, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on.
The compelling wisdom and deeply felt perceptions of Maya Angelou have been cherished by millions of readers. Now, in a continuation of her bestseller Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, she shares many of her most treasured personal experiences, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations that have touched her heart. Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a profound series of essays that explores aspects of life both big and small, with Maya Angelou serving as the unique, spellbinding guide to a powerful spiritual journey.
About the Author
Poet, writer, performer, teacher and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then went to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she has also written five poetry collections, including I Shall Not Be Moved and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?, as well as the celebrated poem "On the Pulse of Morning," which she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton.
Praise for Even the Stars Look Lonesome…
“Maya Angelou writes like a song, and like the truth.”
— The New York Times Book Review
“Everything about Maya Angelou is transcendental. She has something to tell you now. Listen.”
— Robert Fulghum, The Washington Post Book World
“If you don’t know [Maya Angelou] yet, now is as good a time as any to jump in and partake of her bounteous wisdom.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Angelou’s voice is spellbinding, bubbling with rhythm, vivid with lessons.”
— The Miami Herald
“Angelou is a force of nature.”
— Chicago Sun-Times
“A sort of wit and wisdom of Angelou, culled from a lifetime of adversity and overcoming.”
— The Denver Post