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Getting to Happy - Terry McMillan
Getting to Happy
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An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy... show more
An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again—at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life—to wear a wedding dress— has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670022045 (0670022047)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 375
Edition language: English
Series: Waiting To Exhale
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
3.0 Getting to Happy: Waiting to Exhale Series, Book 2 (MP3 Book)
Having just finished listening to this story I'm not quite sure what to say about it. I was entertained but I wasn't overwhelmingly in like with the book. It started out with some DRAMA but then kind petered out into "that's just life". Oh well, I'm glad the ladies found Happy. 3 Stars
Books and the Readers who read them
Books and the Readers who read them rated it
3.0 Getting to Happy: Waiting to Exhale Series, Book 2
Enjoyed the audiobook, nice and long-- great for distracting me from my tedious daily drive. Kind of sad it's over.
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
I felt like the women really didn't mature much from this book to the next, and that left me feeling a bit sad. I was hoping for better.
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2.0 Getting to Happy
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