MESSENGER: A SELF PORTRAIT
Years after her scheduled appointment with death, Mary’s most recent book addresses a life lived with gratitude, and embraces both the joys and struggles of womanhood, cancer and community. The result is a stunningly mature, amusing, inspiring memoir of a dynamic advocate who “if you didn’t know, you’d want to meet.”
(Copywriters Inc., 2004)
“When I stood on the plains of Africa and saw, for the first time, acres of orphans, I could not breathe.
My tongue could not form words.” Instead of words, Mary created art and captured it in this photographic collection of her quilts, sculptures and textiles, powerful and bold, rich in American and African influences.
MY NAME IS MARY
Written before the advent of life-extending HIV/AIDS drugs, this memoir reveals a mother facing the certainty of devastating illness and near-term death. It details events leading to and following her 1992 Republican Convention keynote, and was quickly popularized as part of the Readers Digest Condensed Book series.
ANGELS IN OUR MIDST
(Moyer Bell, 1997)
Subtitled “A Tribute to Caregivers in Photographs and Stories,” this book is a diary of photographs
and stories of caregivers in homes, hospices, and hospitals across America, proof that there exists,
according to Mary, “an invisible army of compassion.”
SLEEP WITH THE ANGELS
(Moyer Bell, 1994)
A collection of Mary’s earliest speeches including “Letter to My Sons,” here Mary calls for the courage
to fight “an epidemic more of vitriol than of a virus, owing more to the presence of stigma than to the
lack of science.”
I'LL NOT GO QUIETLY
With a moving Introduction by Katie Couric, this anthology includes Mary’s surprising tribute to grace at her husband’s funeral memorial and her sermon at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, on the 30th anniversary of the KKK bombing that famously took the lives of four Sunday School girls.
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