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Terry McMillan

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Terry McMillan is an African-American author. Her interest in books comes from working at a library when she was fourteen. She received her BA in journalism in 1986 from the University of California at Berkeley and the MFA Film Program at Columbia University. Her work is characterized by strong female protagonists.

Her first book, Mama, was self-promoted. She achieved national attention in 1992 with her third novel, Waiting to Exhale, which remained on The New York Times bestseller list for many months. Forest Whitaker turned it into a film in 1995. In 1998, another of McMillan's novels, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, was made into a movie. McMillan's novel Disappearing Acts was subsequently produced as a direct-to-cable feature.

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Average rating: 3.95 · 66,997 ratings · 3,908 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Disappearing Acts

4.22 avg rating — 12,362 ratings — published 1989 — 20 editions
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Waiting to Exhale (Waiting ...

3.95 avg rating — 12,958 ratings — published 1992 — 46 editions
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Mama

4.18 avg rating — 8,714 ratings — published 1987 — 26 editions
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

3.71 avg rating — 7,955 ratings — published 1996 — 27 editions
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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

4.05 avg rating — 6,996 ratings — published 2000 — 31 editions
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Who Asked You?

3.94 avg rating — 4,715 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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I Almost Forgot About You

3.65 avg rating — 4,836 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
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Getting to Happy (Waiting T...

3.51 avg rating — 4,360 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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The Interruption of Everything

3.69 avg rating — 3,173 ratings — published 2003 — 29 editions
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4.16 avg rating — 601 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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September 2010, Terry McMillan
"Books on Her Nightstand: The dynamic female characters from Waiting to Exhale return 15 years later in Getting to Happy. The writer shares her currently reading list." ...More

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Description: Short excerpt of my upcoming book, "I Almost Forgot About You" - available in June 2016!

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"There is no one who negotiates the absurd as vigorously yet poignantly as Alissa Nutting. In her second novel, Made For Love, Nutting explores the loneliness of a future overly mediated by technology through a tremendous romp involving Hazel, tryi..." Read more of this review »
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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
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“Folks want to glow, to leave their worries and dead skin behind.”
Terry McMillan, Getting to Happy

“I want to push the fast-forward button until I get back to happy.”
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message 1: by Carla

Carla Thomas Terry McMillan, I love your work. I'm a native San Franciscan and have seen/met you once or twice over the years. Keep on creating beautiful things with the pen!
You say what so many people might be thinking but can't put it to pen the way that you do! #Blessed


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