Letter to My Daughter

You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

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Letter to My Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Maya Angelou
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-23 - Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here
Letter to My Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: George Bishop
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-16 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

BONUS: This edition contains a Letter to My Daughter discussion guide. A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry—and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits
Letters to My Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 12
Authors: Lea Redmond
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-25 - Publisher: Chronicle Books

This keepsake book of twelve prompted letters offers parents a unique way to send love, support, and advice to a daughter of any age. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, these letters will become a personalized gift that she'll treasure for years to come.
Letter to My Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Lea Redmond
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-07 - Publisher:

They say little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. That innocent baby in the cot will one day become a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law. A girl's first--and sometimes final--teacher is her mother. From the first steps to the first kiss, marriage to motherhood,
A Letter to My Daughter
Language: en
Pages: 180
Authors: Frank Gill
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-01 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

The rain was pouring down; it was a cold dreary spring afternoon as April, in the big apple can be. My self, and the press pool, were standing out side the Court House, on the covered landing. We were waiting for the verdict to come in. The jury had been

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