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  • Even the Stars Look Lonesome

  • Written by: Maya Angelou
  • Narrated by: Maya Angelou
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she recreates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome imparts the lessons of a lifetime.

©1997 Maya Angelou (P)1997 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio Voices, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the critics say

"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." (The Washington Post Book World)

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Inspiring!

Thought provoking, inspiring, a beautiful trip down memory lane. A great book to read at any time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-02-28

amazing

Ms. Angelou is always teaching us something.
I have read amount of her writing. It is wonderful to hear her speak it.

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  • miriela cardenas
  • 2017-07-09

it is always refreshing to listen to Maya

it is always refreshing to listen to Maya. Her wonderful approach to life.Lovely and enlightening. A true delight

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  • 2021-11-28

Loved this book!

I love everything Maya Angelou ever wrote . The stories are very interesting and I am hypnotized by her voice.

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  • Valarie griffin
  • 2021-03-15

lonesome is not a bad thing!

loved it!!! Can listen too Maya read all of her work. Truly a blessing, indeed!

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  • Raquel Byrd
  • 2020-04-03

Awesome read

Totally able to see and feel what she read... and understand why the stars look lonesome

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  • Doris
  • 2019-02-19

Insightful and delightful

Listening to Maya Angelou's voice is a treat. Her insightful point of view is heartwarming and moving. It ended too soon, enjoyed listening very much.

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  • Ami
  • 2018-07-01

Maya never fails to feed the soul

I am frequently astounded with the words and poetry of Maya and the pastoral timing she has to relate to all things happening in my and life itself. This book, is another timeless work that I would continue to pass down to my family and friends.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-23

Life’s beautiful lessons

After I lost my mother 3 years ago, it seems I’ve found the guidance I’ve been searching for in Maya Angelou.

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  • Pated
  • 2017-02-19

A gift

I read this book when it first came out years ago. However, to hear it in the voice of our Dear Maya, takes on a completely enriching tone. She has transitioned the physical world, but like the pyramids, she still stands tall among the best! Giving, teaching us pearls of real life.

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  • Elim.Garak
  • 2015-09-30

A short Inspiring and Touching book

Would you listen to Even the Stars Look Lonesome again? Why?

Yes, there are so many gems of wisdom and to see how Maya handled various challenges in her life. There is a story Maya shares about leaving her home when she was 17 and with a 3 month old baby. The advice her mother gave her was priceless. No spoiler here, you have to hear Maya tell it in her own words.