No! No! Say it ain't so!
At other times she sounds like the kind of elderly relative who has outlived the need for social convention. Arguing for honesty at every level of human contact, she writes: "When people ask, 'How are you?' have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avoiding you..." Sure enough, halfway through the interview she tells me I'm fat and suggests I pay more attention to the size of my portions. "You are going to have to lose that weight. You're too young and too handsome. Don't do it to yourself."
Gary Younge patches up the damage pretty admirably here, I think, even as she slurs him.
Maya Angelou: 'I'm fine as wine in the summertime'