Getting To Happy

by Terry Mcmillan

Viking Adult | June 8, 2012 | Hardcover

Getting To Happy is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.28 × 6.36 × 1.3 in

Published: June 8, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022047

ISBN - 13: 9780670022045

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Love this. I've been waiting a long time to read this. This could be about me! I can relate to a lot of this being the same age. Would love to see the film get made but without Whitney.... not sure how it can be. Brilliant book and I'm gonna read it again! Thanks Terry for writing it. Any chance of a 3rd?
Date published: 2013-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Not as good as waiting to exhale but still decent!
Date published: 2013-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow, Drama galore! This book was the typical black females with enough drama in their lives to write their own stories, which Terry McMillan did a great job of doing. It was extremely entertaining and I was finding that I did not wish to put this book down I wanted to continue reading til the end. I liked this book a lot better then the Waiting to Exhale movie. Not that there is ever any comparison from a book to a movie.
Date published: 2011-07-17

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Getting To Happy

Getting To Happy

by Terry Mcmillan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.28 × 6.36 × 1.3 in

Published: June 8, 2012

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022047

ISBN - 13: 9780670022045

About the Book

An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of "Waiting to Exhale"--Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin--15 years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.

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1The Deep End"Are you sure you don't want to come to Vegas with me?" my husband asks for the second time this morning. I don't want to go, for two reasons. First of all, it's not like he's inviting me for a hot and heavy weekend where I'll get to wear something snazzy and we'll see a show and casino-hop and stay up late and make love and sleep in and order room service. Not even close. It's another exciting trade show. Isaac builds decks, fences, gazebos and pergolas, and as of a few months ago, playhouses. He's in love with wood. Can I help it if I don't get worked up hearing about galvanized nails or color-clad chain links and breakthroughs in screws and joists?I don't bother answering him because he's known for weeks I'm under a deadline for a story I'm doing on the rise in teenage pregnancy in Arizona—Phoenix in particular—which is the other reason I can't go. I've been sitting in front of my laptop in my pajamas for the past forty minutes waiting for him to leave so I'll finally have three and a half days to myself to focus. But he is taking his sweet time."I didn't hear you." He's looking for something. I dare not ask what. "You'd have the room all to yourself for most of the day. You could still work.""You know that's not true, Isaac." I take a sip of my lukewarm coffee. I've been to so many of these conventions, trying to be the supportive wife, but I always get stuck with the wives, most of whom just want to sit around the pool all day reading romance novels or Peopl
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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.

About the Author

Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.