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SpiritSite.com is pleased to offer the following selections. You may click on a book's cover to begin, or on the links below:

Selections from Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Selections from Even the Stars Look Lonesome:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is a best-selling author, poet, playwright, actress, producer, and director.  Her autobiographical book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings won critical and popular acclaim, and later books have been similarly well received.  Ms. Angelou was nominated for an Emmy award for her appearance in Roots, and was the first black female screenwriter to have a major motion picture produced (Georgia, Georgia).

Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

In her well-loved book of essays, Maya Angelou speaks from the soul. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (review or buy) vibrates with strength and honesty.  In her book, Ms. Angelou serves up the essence of her thoughts about how spirit and spirituality move and shape her life; about service and grace and giving; about how she celebrates the spirit of her people and the earthy sensuality of the sisterhood.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome

The compelling wisdom and deeply felt perceptions of Maya Angelou have been cherished by millions of readers. Now, in a continuation of her bestseller Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, she shares many of her most treasured personal experiences, reflecting on the ideas and inspirations that have touched her heart. Even the Stars Look Lonesome (review or buy) is a profound series of essays that explores aspects of life both big and small, with Maya Angelou serving as the unique, spellbinding guide to a powerful spiritual journey.