2016/12/03

BOOK REVIEW:
LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER BY MAYA ANGELOU

Title: Letter To My Daughter
Author: Maya Angelou
Published: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 192
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is a collection of essays from Angelou to her many daughters around the world, containing advice and wisdom.


Review:
What a lovely little book this was. I think the best way to describe it is that it's like a hug from a wise and loving woman.

The writing in this is simple but lovely. You get a good sense of what kind of woman Angelou is. She's intelligent, humble and feels very much like a mother to us all, appropriately enough with the title of the book.

This book contains stories from Angelou's life, mixed with parts of wisdom and knowledge she has accumulated throughout her life. I absolutely loved the parts about her life, where she comes from and where she's been, though I would have loved them all to be a bit longer, to have a bit more flesh on their bones.

Actually, I wanted that throughout the book: I wanted more. I just felt like there was a little something missing, that there was more to the story, and although it is quite personal I suppose, I wish it would've dug deeper. I was also not overly fond of the religious aspects, but that's just a personal preference. This is the first of Angelou's work I've read though, so maybe I can find that in some of her other writing, probably in her autobiographies. It's almost a four star read, but I am left with a slightly dissatisfied feeling, so I gave it a three. I would highly recommend it though and I think it would make an excellent gift.

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