Something is wrong with you if you don't love Maya Angelou! I could read this as a memoir keeping it by my bedside, regardless of whether or not there are recipes to follow in this book! But there are wonderful recipes here, and little stories to read along the way to keep you entertained while something is in the oven. I could do without the acknowledgment to Oprah and the mention of her in a recipe or two, as there is too much Oprah in the world as it is, but hey - it's Maya and I can forgive her for that. Thank goodness Oprah isn't riddled throughout the book.