Maya Angelou's most recent autobiography, Mom & Me & Mom, looked back on her complicated relationship with her mother. Doug Mills/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.

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Louis C.K. remembers getting "really big laughs" during his third try at stand-up. "I was so excited that I had a little foot in the door," C.K. says. He's pictured above in his FX series Louie. KC Bailey/FX hide caption

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