Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases. Here is what I'm looking forward to:

Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
Release date: 7 September 2010

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. (From Fantastic Fiction)

In high school I read every single one of Terry McMillan's books (well, the ones that had been released so far.) I love her writing, and I'm thrilled to see we get to see how the ladies of Waiting to Exhale are doing now. Though, it's been such a long time I may have to read the book again, or at least watch the movie first.


  1. I've never heard of this, but it sure sounds great! :)

  2. Aww this looks really cute! Great pick. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Oh, that sounds great! And I have just enough time to read 'Waiting To Exhale' before it arrives!


  4. Oh, I loved Waiting to Exhale (and several other Terry McMillan books), so I'm really excited to learn about this one. A sequel...fabulous!

    Here's mine:



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