Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Talk of the Town Tuesdays: "Getting to Happy" by Terry McMillan

Before there was Samantha, Carry, Charlotte, and Miranda -Sex and the City, there was Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria and Robin -Waiting to Exhale.  The lives of four close knit women who each represented a part of us.
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It has been 15 years since Terry McMillan released, Waiting to Exhale. (wow, has it been that long?). One of the most memorable books (turned movie) that captivated audiences in large numbers and quickly hit the best sellers list!  McMillan now presents to us the sequel, Getting to Happy, in which she brings back our friends who 15 years ago exhaled and released the negativity in their lives.  However, they have remained on the journey of self discovery as they still battle many struggles, dysfunction, relationship issues, and hardships.  McMillan explains in the opening pages that "exhaling" was a temporary state and now it is time for the ladies to "breathe." 

Well.... that's a long time to wait to breathe!  Although I am a Waiting to Exhale/Terry McMillan fan, I am a little disappointed to find that they are still making bad decisions after everything they went through in the previous book.  However, that is life!  We don't change over night; old habits die hard; change is a process. With that, I believe many of us can relate and if you do, I recommend you go out and get your copy.  Check out amazon.com or wherever books are sold for more info about the book and author. Enjoy!

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