Book Club - Getting to Happy

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams
Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy Didn't Quite Get me There

I am just gonna come out and say it: I was mightily disappointed with  Read more >

Getting to Happy: Ultimately Satisfying

As a rule, I’m not much of a consumer of “chick lit.” But there were several reasons that lured me into reading  Read more >

Getting to Happy: Neither Happy or Sad Sticks Forever

When Waiting to Exhale came out, I was still in college. I read it later in my early twenties and still couldn't relate to women in their mid-to-late thirties. It's interesting that now -- as a 37-year-old woman around the same age Gloria, Robin, Savannah and Bernadine were in Waiting to Exhale -- I find their fifty-something selves infinitely more relatable in Terry McMillan's sequel, Getting to Happy.  Read more >

I Struggled with Getting To Happy

Terry McMillan is well known for her book turned movie Waiting to Exhale. But I have to say that her newest book  Read more >

I Got It! Getting to Happy

Surprisingly I totally ‘got’  Read more >

Friendship is Everything in Getting to Happy [SPOILERS]

I have always had good friends. From the time I was three, I can think back and remember my best friends. Suzie in elementary school. Anna in middle school. Lynette and Kathy in high school. Some friendships are fleeting—I can count the aforementioned girls as this. Some friendships, though, stand the test of time. My college roommate, Molly. My dear friend and fellow pastor’s wife, Pam. Women that I don’t see for a few years, yet can pick up the phone and start up where we left off. They know me through and through, yet still love me.  Read more >

As Real as Fiction Gets: Getting to Happy

I laughed. I cried, cried, and cried. Then, I was ambivalent. It’s been a long time since a book actually made me laugh out loud, and  Read more >

Finally, These Women Are Getting To Happy

The phenomenon that was Waiting to Exhale sort of skipped over me (I was in high school when the book and movie came out), so I was completely unfamiliar with the story and characters when I got the sequel  Read more >