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Stars , like her first book of essays, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now , has been called one of Angelou's "wisdom books". She discusses a wide range of topics in the book's twenty short personal essays, including Africa, aging and the young's misconceptions of it, sex and sensuality, self-reflection, independence, and violence. Most of the essays are autobiographical and had previously appeared in other publications.

Stars was an immediate bestseller, prompting Random House to increase their first printing of , copies to ,, even before Angelou began her national book tour to promote it. Like her previous works, the book received generally positive reviews. An audio book, read by the author, was recorded in Stars , together with her first book of essays Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now , is one of the volumes writer Hilton Als called Angelou's "wisdom books" and "homilies strung together with autobiographical texts", [1] published during the long period between her fifth and sixth autobiographies, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes and A Song Flung Up to Heaven Kennedy's inauguration in By the time Stars was published, Angelou had become recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for Blacks and women.

America's most visible black woman autobiographer". Writer Julian Mayfield , who called her first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings "a work of art that eludes description", stated that Angelou's series set a precedent not only for other Black women writers, but for the genre of autobiography as a whole.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is a collection 20 short personal essays, most of which are autobiographical. Angelou discusses a wide range of topics in Stars , including Africa, aging and the young's misconceptions of it, sex and sensuality, self-reflection, independence, and violence.

She writes about African art and "the importance of understanding both the historical truth of the African American experience and the art that truth inspired". Then we ask questions of ourselves.

We describe ourselves to ourselves, and we may even hear the voice of God. Even the Stars Look Lonesome was an immediate bestseller, prompting Random House to increase their first printing of , copies to ,, even before Angelou began her national book tour to promote it. Ann Burns of Library Journal recommended the book and called its first essay, about the end of Angelou's marriage to Paul du Feu, "a winner".

Burns also stated: "Her take on aging is downright amusing; her tribute to sensuality, enlightening; and her salute to black women, a treasure". They also stated, " All of her opinions are deeply rooted and most are conveyed with a combination of humility, personal intelligence and wit". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Even The Stars Look Lonesome

Stars , like her first book of essays, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now , has been called one of Angelou's "wisdom books". She discusses a wide range of topics in the book's twenty short personal essays, including Africa, aging and the young's misconceptions of it, sex and sensuality, self-reflection, independence, and violence. Most of the essays are autobiographical and had previously appeared in other publications. Stars was an immediate bestseller, prompting Random House to increase their first printing of , copies to ,, even before Angelou began her national book tour to promote it. Like her previous works, the book received generally positive reviews. An audio book, read by the author, was recorded in

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I have been a Maya Angelou fan for 20 plus years now. I was just as excited and amazed with this book as I was the first time I read I know why the caged bird sings. I could not put the book down Even the Stars Look Lonesome.

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