First Edition, signed SINGIN’ AND SWINGIN’ AND GETTING’ MERRY LIKE CHRISTMAS, by Maya Angelou, 6 x 8 ½, 269 pp. Beautifully designed Dust Jacket. Random House, New York, 1976.
Hardcover. Original price on internal portion of the cover.
This is the third volume of her autobiography, though self-contained. “As the book opens, Maya Angelou, in order to support herself and her young son, gets a job in a record shop run by a white woman. Suspicious of almost any kindness shown her, she is even more confused by the special attention of a young white customer. Soon the relationship grows into love and then into marriage, with Maya Angelou believing that finally such a permanent relationship is possible. But it was not to be, and again she was forced to look for work, this time as a ‘shake’ dancer in a sleazy San Francisco bar.”
Some light soiling to the cover and external page bottoms, not affecting the internal text. Pages are very clean. Bold signature, preceded by the word “Joy.”
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