Reading Under the Covers : An Autobiography

Reading Under the Covers : An Autobiography

Book Title: Reading Under the Covers : An Autobiography

Author: Maya Angelou

Format: Paperback | 308 pages

Publication Date: 09 Aug 2005

ISBN-13: 9780595361687

"I spent the first half of my life searching although, had you asked, I couldn't have told you for what I was searching. Perhaps it was for love, for an end to loneliness, for someone to listen, perhaps for answers to my questions about the meaning of it all. Sometimes that search seemed futile but I was always aware of an elusive something, just out of my grasp, something that every once in a while revealed itself momentarily and kept me searching." Author Elizabeth Russell's dramatic story speaks of the isolation and longing deep within us that is tempered by an appreciation of the awe-inspiring world in which we live. If being human means being fully engaged in knowing oneself, then "Reading Under the Covers" may inspire others who have abandoned the search for self or have never engaged in it. "Reading Under the Covers" is intended to generate a conversation that is missing in society today-a conversation about aging that views life as an opportunity not to be squandered, but to be cherished until the end.