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Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now

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New York : Bantam, 1994,c1993.
Bantam ed.
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xiii, 139 pages ; 18 cm.
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IL: MG - BL: 7.3 - AR Pts: 2
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Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this bestselling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to be treasured, a book about being in all ways a woman, 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. Maya Angelou speaks out . . . On Faith: "I'm taken aback when people walk up to me and tell me they are Christians. My first response is the question 'Already?' It seems to me a lifelong endeavor to try to live the life of a Christian. It is in the search itself that one finds ecstasy." On Racism: "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter their color." On Taking Time for Ourselves: "Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. A day away acts as a spring tonic. It can dispel rancor, transform indecision, and renew the spirit." On Death and Grieving: "When I sense myself filling with rage at the absence of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns should be focused on what I can learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life?" On Style: "Style is as unique and nontransferable and perfectly personal as a fingerprint. It is wise to take the time to develop one's own way of being, increasing those things one does well and eliminating the elements in one's character which can hinder and diminish the good personality."
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Reprint. First ed. published: New York : Random House, c1993.
General Note
"A portion of this work was originally published in the December 1992 issue of Essence magazine"--T.p. verso.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Angelou, M. (19941993). Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now. Bantam ed. New York: Bantam.

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Angelou, Maya. 19941993. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. New York: Bantam.

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Angelou, Maya, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. New York: Bantam, 19941993.

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Angelou, Maya. Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now. Bantam ed. New York: Bantam, 19941993.

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