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Miscellaneous Sun Jan 02 2011

What Hasn't Maya Angelou Done?

If you guessed "written a cookbook," you'd be wrong. Her cookbook, Great Food, All Day Long: Cook Splendidly, Eat Smart, celebrates the intimacy of sharing food with friends and family. Angelou says, "You need the best ingredients when you're going to cook. The writer has to take some nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, et cetera, and boil them up in such a way that you can throw them against the wall and they'll bounce."

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Andrew Huff / January 3, 2011 2:50 PM

That headline reads like the name of a Chuck Norris Facts-style website.

What Hasn't Maya Angelou Done?
• Pledged Delta Phi.
• Developed a cure for the common cold.
• Base-jumped off the Empire State Building ... yet.
• Felt fear.

Rebecca Hyland / January 4, 2011 10:12 AM

Look in the mirror. Now look at Maya Angelou. Back to the mirror. Now back to Maya Angelou...

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