Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, Paperback Book

Singin' & Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas Paperback

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Maya Angelou's five volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer.

Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration.

In this her third marvellous volume, music and her son are the focus of Maya Angelou's life.

She is on the edge of a new world: marriage, show business and a triumphant tour of 'Porgy and Bess'.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781844085033

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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou; {acquired 08/22/2013}; (4*)I thought the book very interesting especially in the beginning and the end. I like the way it started out. She was shy about her entertainment career. She entertained many with her song and dance. And that is not how many of us see Maya Angelou.At the end of the book the story becomes very dramatic as to the fact that she was about to kill herself and her son because her life wasn't going the way she wanted it. The white community despised her and couldn't accept the person that she was. This book really caught me in it's headlights. I highly recommend it.