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

ISBN: 0553380052

ISBN13: 9780553380057

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas

(Book #3 in the Maya Angelou's Autobiography Series)

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For use in schools and libraries only. The noted writer-entertainer continues her autobiography, recounting her passage into adulthood and the white world, her initial experiences of marriage,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Candid autobiography.

Maya Angelou tells us without restraint how she crawled out of the hell of her youth years to become a star dancer.Vivid decription of the situation of the African Americans and their mentality in the middle of last century.Evocative language, sharp, intelligent and fluent.A book to recommend.


A very pleasant read. There's nothing like traveling Europe and Africa by way of Angelou's memory and experience (if you can't get there personally). This autobiography covers the time Maya spent with the Porgy and Bess opera. I'm always amazed at the elegant, graceful and poetic way the author tells her life story. I'm even more amazed at how those same characteristics are exhibited in her speech, her stature, and her aura. This is a quick read that is sure to inspire. Angelou has a way of sharing wisdom and experience in a manner that connects with most any reader. Add this one to your list and be sure to check out some of her audiotapes as well. The only thing better than reading Maya's work, is listening to Maya read her work.

Enjoyable reading!!!

As Maya continues her autobiography, I like Maya's writing style as she relates her story in an honest and humorous way. One can clearly see from her writings that she has weathered some storms. God bless you, Maya.

An Important Chapter in Maya's memoirs

In "Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas" I found myself completely rooting for Maya and again was drawn into her memoirs completely. I've read all 5 volumes. I still cannot say that I have a favorite but I must say that this certainly important reading. If you've never read anything by Maya Angelou this is as good a place to start as any.

I can not believe how adventurous her life has been.

Maya Angelou inspires many with her writings. She takes her life and spins it into a tale of inspiration and adventure. She talks about her marriage, singing career and the part her son played in her life. She motivates people to take opportunity when it knocks on the door.
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