|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2011|
|Number of Pages:||432|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.75|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.5 x 1.0|
Terry McMillan was born in Port Huron, Michigan on October 18, 1951. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, studied film at Columbia University, and enrolled in the Harlem Writer's Guild. Her books include Disappearing Acts, Mama, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, and Getting to Happy. Her books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were adapted as major motion pictures.
Men let you down, sometimes by accident but more often not, so don't rely on them for happiness. That's the message of this sequel to the 1992 blockbuster Waiting To Exhale, which picks up the story of four smart, capable, black women-Savannah, Bernadine, Robin, and Gloria-15 years later. Now in their late forties and early fifties, the girlfriends have changes thrust upon them at a time in their lives when they had expected to be settled down with decent men, careers, and families-and, especially, no more nasty surprises or shocking revelations around the corner.
The four friends support one another no matter what, offering encouragement and truth telling as needed. As in its predecessor, the bantering, snide remarks, earthy language, and sharp-tongued commentary of the women carry this book. Male characters get short shrift, but who cares.
VERDICT Fans of Waiting To Exhale, many now middle-aged themselves, will want to cheer on the women in this sequel.
[Essence magazine is running a four-part serial in its summer issues; film rights optioned.] - Laurie A. Cavanaugh, Brockton P.L., MA
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It's 20 years later-but worth the wait: the eagerly-anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling sensation, Waiting to Exhale.
The remarkable heroines of Terry McMillan's unforgettable novel are back-and at a crossroads that will define their future. All four are learning to heal past hurts, and are more determined than ever to reclaim their lives and dreams. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.