Even the Stars Look Lonesome

By Maya Angelou
(Random House, Hardcover, 9780375500312, 128pp.)

Publication Date: August 5, 1997

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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This wise book is the wonderful continuation of the bestselling Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now.

Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates 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.

About the Author

Maya Angelou has written five volumes of autobiography, including the bestselling I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and many collections of poetry, as well as On the Pulse of Morning,  the poem she read at the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton. All of these poems have been gathered together in The  Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou is currently Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Also by Maya Angelou


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings    

Gather Together in My Name    

Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas    

The Heart of a Woman    

All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes



Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie    

Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well    

And Still I Rise    

Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?    

I Shall Not Be Moved    

On the Pulse of Morning    

Phenomenal Woman    

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou    

A Brave and Startling Truth



Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Praise For Even the Stars Look Lonesome

“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.”
— Robert Fulghum, The Washington Post Book World

“If you don’t know [Maya Angelou] yet, now is as good a time as any to jump in and partake of her bounteous wisdom.”
— Los Angeles Times

“Angelou’s voice is spellbinding, bubbling with rhythm, vivid with lessons.”
— The Miami Herald

“Angelou is a force of nature.”
— Chicago Sun-Times

“A sort of wit and wisdom of Angelou, culled from a lifetime of adversity and overcoming.”
— The Denver Post

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