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I Almost Forgot About You

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  7,908 ratings  ·  1,298 reviews
In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at l ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Crown
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Dee It was called "a black fairy tale" so what do YOU think? I was still surprised about the out-of-the-blue, out-of-her-type Match. It gives me hope... t…moreIt was called "a black fairy tale" so what do YOU think? I was still surprised about the out-of-the-blue, out-of-her-type Match. It gives me hope... there is SOME ONE ELSE holding out, like me! LOL!(less)
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Ebony Monique I just finished it. The book said she skipped 2 grades. But that would only make her 15 or 16 at graduation. She was 54 at the reunion.

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Read In Colour
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book gave me all the feels for so many reasons. I love, love, LOVE that McMillan's characters are age appropriate. By that, I mean she seems to write what she knows. So when I started reading her when I was in college, her characters were 20somethings. Instead of staying in that age group, the age of her characters has progressively gotten older as she has and I appreciate that. Because she's slightly older than me, her books tend to feel like a, "girl, this is what's coming up for you down ...more
Once upon a time, long long ago, I read two books by Terry McMillan. They were fun, they were light, they were right. Giggles and energy, smiles and wild.

Fast forward to almost twenty-five years later, when I pick up her latest, I Almost Forgot About You. Zap! A totally different story! Was it my taste or her storytelling that changed? Who knows. What I do know is that I didn’t like this book one iota.

I know, I know--the deal is, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything. I never have b
Felice Laverne
I received an advance-read copy of this book from the publisher, Crown, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I Almost Forgot About You is the breakthrough new novel from Terry McMillan after her roughly 3-year hiatus from the shelves. A feel-good novel if ever I’ve read one, the writing is witty and flavorful, full of all the spice and sass, reminisces, failures and regrets, personal triumphs and lessons learned that make McMillan’s characters feel like your neighbor next door—like yo
Danita Brown
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great story, loved it. Another top shelf read.
Debbie "DJ"
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, fiction
I've heard a lot of good things about McMillians writing, so I decided to give her a try. Wow, did I ever pick the wrong book to start with.

The story revolves around the main character Georgia. She's discovered her first love has died, and remembers she never told him she loved him. She decides to try and contact each former love.

"I've decided I'm going to look up all the men I've loved just to let them know I'm glad I had the opportunity to know and love them and just to see if they're alive an
Patrice Hoffman
I must say I'm on the fence with Terry McMillan's latest I Almost Forgot About You. I want to give this 2-stars but I can't ignore how entertaining the drama is. I loved Waiting to Exhale, Disappearing Acts, and her other most recent Who Asked You?. Let's start on the bright side.

Georgia Young is a successful optometrist who appears to live the life. The mother of two is seemingly happy with great friends and a booming practice yet she's still finds that something is missing. After coming to the
Amy Neftzger
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most enjoyable books I've read in awhile. Granted, I read a lot of literary fiction that's intellectually stimulating, but this is a book that stimulates the heart. Rarely have I enjoyed the simple act of reading about the characters and their situations as much as I did this one. That tells you something - there was absolutely nothing to cause me to cringe or to feel cheated that the author didn't deliver a solid story.

Georgia is a well-educated older woman who's thinking abo
Monica **can't read fast enough**
I am a fan of Terry McMillan, but it has been a little while since I've read one of her books. I Almost Forgot About You has an interesting storyline and I was excited to get an ARC; however this one isn't a favorite of mine. I love the fact that Georgia is an educated and successful professional woman in her early fifties trying to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She has two grown daughters, two divorces, and two best friends who are as different as night and day pers ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty good book. I wouldn't call it a page turner, but it did make me think about my life. The characters were realistic as were the situations. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I like to be taken some place when I open a book and spend time with it. I felt too at home with this one. ...more
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
I must admit, I was bored with this one. I was expecting entertaining drama but this quest to dig in the past didn't hold my attention after awhile.

Dr. Georgia Young has reached 50 years of age and is now reflecting on her life thus far. She is doing well in her career, but her love life didn't pan out the way she envisioned. She has been divorced twice and now she doesn't have someone special in her life. Georgia decided to contact all her former flames to let them know what they meant to her a
Nia Forrester
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nia by: NetGalley

Georgia Young is almost fifty-five. Her two daughters are past an age where their choices, mistakes and daily lives require her active intervention, and her career is moving along at a sustainable albeit boring pace. But Georgia has long lost touch with who she is. Her life, over time, has become defined by her two failed marriages, her friendships, and her lackluster career as an optometrist. A chance encounter with
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. I loved this! This was a fast, fun and heartwarming read that kept me interested and invested to the very end. Docking half a star because it did get a little repetitive at times. However, I highly recommend the audio book, which is fantastically narrated by the author.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
“When we’re young we think we’re always going to be young. We thought life was going to be one long party. One thrill after another. We knew we could get over heartache and disappointment and failure in a snap, because we were going to have hundreds if not thousands of opportunities and do-overs. We knew success and happiness and love were in the cards. We didn’t worry about the future.”

Georgia Young is an accomplished middle aged black woman with her own medical practice. She is the mother

I really enjoyed this story of reinvention and meditation on one's life and relationships.
I fell in love with Georgia, and how she felt the need to review her life and choices after getting some upsetting news.
The relationships amongst Georgia and her friends are wonderfully drawn and felt so real. Her conversations with her closest friends and children, as well as the men from her past, were painful, deeply honest, and sometimes really funny. I could appreciate her struggle to move forward whi
La Tonya  Jordan
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to La Tonya by: Go On Girl Book Club
Shelves: good-read
A fairy tale ending if only it was true in real life their would be no lonely people and the old quote that love heals all wounds would be true. Georgia Young has entered middle age and now trying to change course and find her true calling or passion to spice up her boring life. After two failed marriages, she believes love has come and gone.

She sets out on an adventure to find the five men she truly did love from her pass to see if they are happy, still remember her, and to close any unresolve
Eva • All Books Considered
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 4.5 STARS

I just loved this one so much -- I don't know why but it was just what I needed when I was reading it. We meet Dr. Georgia Young, who is on the precipice of 55 and lonely and bored with her life. On the surface, she's successful -- she's an Optometrist, she has a steady practice and a beautiful home in the Oakland hills, she's raised two beautiful daughters, and she's not wanting of anything. But underneath, she needs something new -
May 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, arc
Georgia Young has a full life. She's a successful optometrist and doing well for herself financially. She has lots of quality friendships, and she's close to her family. Twice divorced and currently single, she feels just fine being on her own.

Well...mostly fine. Truth be told, Georgia is getting bored with all the good, responsible decisions she's made for herself. She's at a point in her life where she finally feels stable and secure. She's set herself up for success--a stellar credit score a
Jan 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
If you are an African-American female like the middle aged protagonist Georgia, and your hope is find love after 50, you better look beyond black males, because in this novel you won't find any worth spending time with except for one who is married to Georgia's BFF Wanda. Is the writing of black male characters this direful a conscious decision of the author? Well, if we take into account some of her past books, the only sane conclusion is yes.

It's so blatantly obvious that I am beginning to won
Liz Janet
May 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
I wasn't bored per say, I just wasn't enthralled by it. ...more
Marisa Turpin
Jul 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
To be fair, I did NOT read the whole thing. I skimmed through it once I got to the halfway mark. I was bored, and did not want to spend any more of my time on it, but I wanted to have an idea of how it ended. I have liked some of her previous books, but this one did nothing for me. I didn't care for any of the characters, especially the main character who couldn't seem to make up her damn mind. ...more
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I picked this up for some fluff reading, but found it too stilted and artificial to bear. I tend to like McMillan, but this one did. not. work. ORIGINAL RATING: 1 star.

INTERESTING: I read this one, thinking I hadn't read it yet,--as in NO RECOLLECTION OF IT!!-- and I thought it was okay. Not great, but okay. 2.5 stars level. Fascinating change!
Jun 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, humor
Georgia Young is fifty-three years old, twice divorced, and bored with her profession and her life. She wants to change everything - even where she lives - but feels it’s too late. When she hears that the first man she fell in love with has died, she realizes that she never told him that she loved him. Filled with remorse, Georgia decides to get in touch with all the other men who were once a part of her life to find out if they are still alive, healthy and happy. She makes a list of 22 names. P ...more
Dee's Reading Zone
I was very pleased with Georgia in"I Almost Forgot About You!" As a baby-boomer she was very memorable and likeable heroine due to seeing her life as what it was and stamping it as being dissatisfied as a almost 55 years old successful optometrist. After an ex dies, Georgia goes through the motions of reconnecting with the other exes while dealing with with her family and friends. Her relationships were all in living color but I loved her mother the most besides Georgia of course! Her book title ...more
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Dare I say, I really liked this story. I haven't gelled well with most of Terry's recent books but this one made me laugh a lot, I loved the premise, and the dialogue reminded me of her Waiting to Exhale and Disappearing Acts days. Cute, humorous, sistagirl story about finding love, with a Bay Area setting. ...more
Krista Regester
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really loved this book- I think Georgia was a woman that I would love to be friends with because of how hard she made me laugh. ❤️
I received this book for free through The Reading Room's (now Bookstr) giveaways.

So first off, it took me forever to finish this book because I've been so busy with school. That being said, I did enjoy this book. I enjoy women's fiction and as a 21 year old college student, I did not mind reading a book about a 55 year old black woman rethinking her life.

I loved Georgia. I loved how she saw that she wasn't happy and decided to do something about it.

The only thing I didn't like was (view spoil
J Beckett
Jan 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Lazy day type book. Lacked some of the "punch" readers expect from Terri McMillan. Full review forthcoming. ...more
Lindsay Nixon
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn't quite ready for heavy hitting non-fiction for Black History Month (I'm also deep into a chick lit/contemporary phase).

I loved this book immediately and could so relate to Georgia, which is the magic of books, the magic of writing, the magic of being honest and vulnerable. Lately, I've been trying look for the similarities I have with others, not focus on the differences, and this book was a perfect meditation on that.

Georgia is in her 50's and questioning her life. #1 she's not satisf
Kimberly Hicks
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Women
Recommended to Kimberly by: Net Galley
Dr. Georgia Young is a fifty-four year old woman working in her chosen field of optometry. She has a lucrative, but unfulfilling business practice and feels as though she’s missing something; however, not quite sure as to what it is. Georgia is at a crossroads in life. Her dilemma is should she stay in her practice, or follow a passion she’s had for most of her life? She’s a mother of two grown daughters, who have their own share of drama, and the ex-wife of two failed marriages.

Everyone around
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Please note that I gave this book 4.5 stars, but rounded it up to 5 stars on Goodreads.

I liked this one much better than "Getting to Happy". I was so disappointed because that whole book felt like a shallow sequel to some truly memorable characters. In her latest, McMillan does what she does best. She focuses on one character, her family, and where she wants to be in her life now that she is about to be 55 and realizing that the path she chose may not be what she really needs in the end.

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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 wit

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“For five years I didn't think it was possible to be this happy.
But then he forgot all those promises he made. He forgot why he loved me. He simply stopped loving me.

And this is how he did it:
He stopped talking to me unless I spoke to him.
He stopped holding my hand.
He stopped kissing me good night.
He stopped kissing me good morning.
He stopped kissing me.
He stopped smiling at me.
He stopped laughing.
He stopped bathing and showering with me.
He stopped wanting me.
He started swearing at me.
He started lying to me.
He started cheating on me.
He hurt me.
And then he told me he was in love with another woman and wanted a divorce.
Oh, I forgot. He said he was sorry.

I wanted to blow his fucking brains out.”
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