The title says it all. With beautiful, honest prose Dr. Angelou distills her life of ups and downs so that others facing similar quandaries and choices may learn and hopefully avoid her pitfalls.She is a keen observer and noticed that many adults are unwilling to share their imperfections with the younger generation, so she is offering up hers. She is humble and grateful for those that were there for her and shares her hard-earned wisdom generously.
Enlightening glimpse in the world of the 1940-50's when computers were actually human and black american women were quietly and competently using their education and skills in non-traditional female fields. They were also raising families and facing racism, sexism and Jim Crow segregationist policies in the southern U.S. This important story is unfortunately at times repetitive and reads more like a recounting of history than bringing these amazing women to life.
Nora's keen observations coupled with her succinct wit make this a great read. There is much to identify with for those of us who lived through the 1960's and beyond. Loved it and highly recommend as antidote to facing life's ups and downs and taking comfort in that you are not alone.
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