Getting to Happy By Terry McMillan brings back the characters from Waiting to Exhale, fifteen years after the first book ends. Savannah, Robin, Bernie and Gloria are still friends and still finding their way through life at age 50 -- marriages, divorces, teenage and adult children, even death.
McMillan's story-telling is still as compelling as ever. Read more >
Girls! Where HAVE you been? It's been fifteen years and we've been dying to hear from y'all!
In Getting to Happy, author Terry McMillan reunites her Waiting to Exhalee readers with Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria. Read more >
Getting to Happy started slow for me. In fact, it started so slow it stopped. It ended up in the land of open books and the likelihood of it staying there increased by the day. Why?
I paid no attention to the "sequel to Waiting to Exhale" until I started. It started like a YA "problem" novel. The characters sat there like I should have known and cared about them. Read more >
I haven't read Terry McMillan's first book, Waiting to Exhale or seen the movie either. So, Getting to Happy was my first foray into her work. And I wasn't sure I wanted to read it, because what do I have in common with older, black women living in Arizona?
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When the opportunity came to read Terry McMillan's Getting to Happy for the BlogHer Book Club, I saw it another chance to reconnect with old (literary) friends. I re-read the prequel, Waiting to Exhale, and found myself connecting even more with the four main characters (now that I was their age) then I had the first time I met them as a young adult.
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Do you remember that TV show from the early nineties called Sisters? It was a prime-time drama about four sisters and their various life experiences including flashbacks, romantic endeavors, and family relationship struggles. Sela Ward became one of my most favorite actresses thanks to that show but that's beside the point. Read more >
Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan is the long awaited sequel to her popular book Waiting to Exhale.We enter the four friends lives again, fifteen years later.And like us, they too have grown and matured. They are at a different phase in life - oh yes - those wonderful years referred to as “middle age”. Read more >
Getting to Happy, by Terry McMillan, reunites us with the four friends from Waiting to Exhale. They’re older, wiser, but still best of friends and ready to form a supportive circle around each other when called for. And in these 36 chapters, there are many circles of support needed.
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I loved the movie version of Waiting to Exhale, so I was really excited to be able to read Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan. Her characters are all such strong, loving women that I feel like they could be real people, my friends in real life. Read more >