Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy

Book - 2010/09/07
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Penguin Putnam

An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever.

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.



Baker & Taylor
A sequel to "Waiting to Exhale" picks up fifteen years later to find Savannah contemplating divorce, Bernadine succumbing to painkiller addiction after a second husband's swindle, Robin falling into shopaholism, and Gloria confronting profound change after a fateful event.

Baker
& Taylor

A sequel to the best-selling Waiting to Exhale picks up 15 years later to find Savannah contemplating divorce, Bernadine succumbing to painkiller addiction after a second husband's swindle, Robin falling into shopaholism and Gloria confronting profound change after a fateful event. By the NAACP Image Award-winning author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010/09/07
ISBN: 9780670022045
0670022047
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCMILLAN
Characteristics: 400

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kesha1123
Jun 30, 2013

I loved how the ladies of Waiting to Exhale embraced the fifth decade with courage. This read is a chronicle of the current events for 2005 as well. I forgot Vandross died within the last decade. The overarching theme is live life with no regrets and forgive so you can place that energy on being happy. This is a real feel good read.

Leslie0807 Oct 06, 2011

slow to start

bellestarr1957 May 28, 2011

I enjoyed this book!

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tedrich2921
May 14, 2011

I didn't read the first book (Waiting to Exhale) in this two-book series and maybe that would have helped. Although this book helped passed the time, it was a bit hard for me to get into. Although this is a term I really dislike the term Chick Book, I can't think of how else to describe this book. Although not terrible, I would rate this book as a B minus, at best.

debwalker Jan 03, 2011

"Nearly 20 years after the chick-lit classic Waiting to Exhale, Robin, Savannah, Gloria and Bernadine are back with some mid-life dramas."
A Chatelaine top pick.

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