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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou
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Jan 04, 2011

really liked it
Read from December 25, 2010 to January 04, 2011

I enjoyed this book so much better than Gather Together In My Name, but I kinda felt like it started dragging in the middle. No wonder Maya Angelou could write a six part autobiography though, she's lived an amazing life! I love the honest, witty way that she writes, without any embarrassment or explanation. She's been through a lot of bad stuff, but instead of whining about it and justifying everything, she's just like "here's what happened, and if you don't like it, too bad" I really like that about her, because I always find myself trying to explain everything and I wish I could be more unapologetic. I really enjoyed this story also because the bulk of it took place traveling around the world. I'm very excited for the next installment!
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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa That's an awesome review Carrie! I love that description about how you say she writes without embarrassment or explanation, and how she doesn't whine. That's spot on (and I make that conclusion based on one book!). Makes me want to read all her stories!

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