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Book Review: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now By Maya Angelou

“Giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

What’s The Book About?

Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is a book about living well, about the power of the word, and about the power of spirituality to move and shape your life. Passionate, lively, and lyrical, Maya Angelou’s latest unforgettable work offers a gem of truth on every page.

The Review

I fell in love with Maya Angelou since I read ‘Letters to My Daughter’ this summer. Dedicated to her mentee Oprah Winfrey, ‘Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now’ is a short but beautiful read. I always describe reading Maya’s work as being enveloped in the love and wisdom of a woman who has seen the world. A woman who managed to safeguard her heart in the face of hardship, and chose generosity instead of bitterness. It’s hard not to feel a little lighter after reading one of her books. It’s an experience that leaves you feeling unburdened.

Top Three Quotes 

“I have lived in this body all my life and know it much better than any fashion designer. I think I know what looks good on me, and I certainly know what feels good in me.. You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself.”

“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.”

“An assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.”

Rating

✯✯✯✯- Hooked

Guide to Book Review Rating
✯ – Meh
✯✯ – Read at your own risk
✯✯✯ – Hit and Miss
✯✯✯✯- Hooked
✯✯✯✯✯- Life Companion. Thank me later!

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