I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101902585
Available:
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL 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 love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile. Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan. Praise for I Almost Forgot About You “McMillan paints relationships in joyous primary colors; her novel brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters. Her very best since Waiting to Exhale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The novel is immensely companionable, and Georgia is as alive, complex, inquiring, motivated and sexy as any twenty-five-year-old. Maybe more so.”—The New York Times Book Review “Self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels. . . . I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes.”—Washington Post “McMillan is funny and frank about men, women and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections . . . are powerful and poetic.”—USA Today “Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. . . . I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age.”—Ebony

I Almost Forgot about You

I Almost Forgot about You
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 355
ISBN: 9781101902578
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Dr. Georgia Young decides to make some major changes in her life by quitting her job and moving, she finds herself on a journey that may include a second chance at love.

I Almost Forgot about You

I Almost Forgot about You
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 537
ISBN: 9781524762315
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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 love. Georgia's bravery reminds us that it's never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile. Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About Youshows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction.It's everything you've always loved about Terry McMillan.

Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 479
ISBN: 9780451237576
Available:
Release: 2012-07
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best friends Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin are all at a crossroads in their lives and it is time for them to heal past hurts and reclaim their dreams and their joy.

Who Asked You

Who Asked You
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101638132
Available:
Release: 2013-09-17
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer). Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—BJ still manages to hold down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. But who asked her?

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101209127
Available:
Release: 2004-01-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life—and what she must risk to do it. Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy- and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love—and all of love's nasty fallout—anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core—not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean—and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it.

Oh Sh t I Almost Killed You

Oh Sh t  I Almost Killed You
Author: Sonja Schwartzbach
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692838694
Available:
Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do no harm. Take no sh*t.

Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0451217454
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four African American women console and support one another in a complex friendship that helps them face the middle of their lives as single women.

The Interruption of Everything

The Interruption of Everything
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 480
ISBN: 110120981X
Available:
Release: 2006-08-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan comes a “frank, no-holds-barred, humorous look at African-American midlife” (The Seattle Times). “Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I've been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator. A landscape architect, as well as a gardener. I've been a painter. A furniture restorer. A personal shopper. A veterinarian's assistant and sometimes the veterinarian. I've been an accountant, a banker, and on occasion, a broker. I've been a beautician. A map. A psychic. Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. The T.V. Guide. A movie reviewer. An angel. God. A nurse and a nursemaid. A psychiatrist and psychologist. Evangelist. For a long time I have felt like I inadvertently got my master's in How to Take Care of Everybody Except Yourself and then a PhD in How to Pretend Like You Don't Mind. But I do mind.” Today forty-four year old Marilyn Grimes has decided to be something other than a wife, a mother, a sister, or a daughter: herself. But first, she has to figure out exactly who that is....

I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You
Author: Instaread
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781683783985
Available:
Release: 2016-07-11
Editor: Instaread
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan | Summary & Analysis Preview: I Almost Forgot About You, a novel by Terry McMillan, follows protagonist Georgia Young as she reevaluates her life between the ages of 53 and 55. An African American optometrist in the San Francisco Bay area, Georgia is a single woman who is in a dating rut. Bored with her work and tired of rattling around her big empty house, she is inspired by the news of a former paramour’s death to make some changes in her unhappy life. Along the way, she comes to terms with her past by systematically catching up with the men she used to love. While chatting with a new patient, Georgia learns that her first love, Ray Strawberry, has passed away. She hasn’t thought about him much since college, but she remembers him fondly. Ray has been dead for five years. Still, the news is sad and unsettling. In a fit of melancholy, Georgia… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of I Almost Forgot About You: · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781101209387
Available:
Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page.

I Almost Forgot About Myself

I Almost Forgot About Myself
Author: Byesheba Entzminger-bullock
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1545357900
Available:
Release: 2017-04-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In today's world, we constantly deal with numerous problems. Whether it concerns our careers, our families or our finances, life seems to be a never-ending and an overwhelming struggle. Though we may wear smiles on our faces, our mental-health issues still affect us deeply. And in the worst-case scenarios, our mental health can take a toll on the very things and people we hold most dear. In I Almost Forgot About Myself, author Byesheba Entzminger-Bullock draws on her own experiences to help all those who suffer. Despite grueling adversity within her own life, she was able to overcome it and retain her mental stability. By being conscious of her mental health, she was able to deal with her problems and improve herself. I Almost Forgot About Myself is the perfect book for those struggling with mental health issues. By emphasizing self-care and awareness of your own mental health, this book will allow you to flourish as a human being. And while the road we all travel on may be paved with hardships, we still have the power to take control of our own lives and walk towards a brighter tomorrow.

Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781101657720
Available:
Release: 2012-07-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman-melting smile. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Franklin Swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two. Zora Banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter. They met in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no walking away... In this funny, gritty urban love story, Franklin and Zora join the ranks of fiction's most compelling couples, as they move from Scrabble to sex, from layoffs to the limits of faith and trust. Disappearing Acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past. It's about respect, what it can and can't survive. And it's about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

It s Not All Downhill from Here

It s Not All Downhill from Here
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984823755
Available:
Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her 68th birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. 310320.

Mama

Mama
Author: Terry McMillan
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780547524047
Available:
Release: 1987-01-16
Editor: HMH
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A “funny [and] touching” novel of an African American woman determined to triumph, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale (Detroit Free Press). Mildred Peacock is fed up with poverty—and with the jealous rampages of her husband, Crook. When Crook runs over her foot with his ’59 Mercury, she finally kicks him out to raise her five kids on her own. Resourceful and sly, sassy and sexy, she’s willing to do just about anything to pay the bills. But she loses job after job, and one man after another, until alcohol and pills are her only comfort. But as long as her children need her, she has no intention of giving up, in this “tough novel about a tough family,” from the author of Disappearing Acts and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (The New Yorker). “Earthy, realistic characters who can walk out of the pages and onto the streets of black America . . . an admirable novel.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A touching tale of one mother’s unwavering strength.” —Detroit Monthly

The Good News We Almost Forgot

The Good News We Almost Forgot
Author: Kevin L. DeYoung
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781575675503
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If there is "nothing new under the sun," perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened. In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. This book is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, its Christ gracious, its comfort rich, its Spirit strong, its God Sovereign, and its truth timeless." Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically stated doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

Run for the Hills Geronimo

Run for the Hills  Geronimo
Author: Geronimo Stilton,Christian Aliprandi,Wasabi! Studio
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780545331326
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geronimo Stilton's relaxing vacation turns into a crazy treasure hunt in South Dakota, complete with a run-in with a mountain lion and a hot-air balloon ride to Mount Rushmore.

A Treatise on Stars

A Treatise on Stars
Author: Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780811229395
Available:
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: New Directions Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ethereal new collection that is “visceral with intellection” (David Lau) A Treatise on Stars extends Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s intensely phenomenological poetics to the fiery bodies in a “field of heaven…outside spacetime.” Long, lyrical lines map a geography of interconnected, interdimensional intelligence that exists in all places and sentient beings. These are poems of deep listening and patient waiting, open to the cosmic loom, the channeling of daily experience and conversation, gestalt and angels, dolphins and a star-visitor beneath a tree. Family, too, becomes a type of constellation, a thought “a form of organized light.” All of our sense are activated by Berssenbrugge’s radiant lines, giving us a poetry of keen perception grounded in the physical world, where “days fill with splendor, and earth offers its pristine beauty to an expanding present.”

June

June
Author: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Pages: 419
ISBN: 9780553447705
Available:
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the bestselling tradition of The Fred Factor and What the CEO Wants You to Know, bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury (The Power of Six Sigma), tackles a question that has haunted him in his consulting work with companies for years. Why is it that some companies improve 50x, while others improve only incrementally? The ideas and training, after all, is the same. What is the difference? That is the question he tackles in this compelling and empowering new book. In The Difference, Subir Chowdhury looks at what distinguishes a company that adopts his quality training processes, and improves 5x, versus a company that adopts the same training and consulting, but increases their profits and quality 50x. The difference, he claims, is this short, engaging, and insightful book, is the people in your workplace, on your staff, in your executive offices. The best processes and training programs in the world will not lead to world-class operations, unless a company first looks to the people who make up their workforce. Only by creating a "caring mindset" -- a culture built upon straightforwardness, honest and openness; a management structure that thinks about the concerns of their people; a workplace that inspires accountability and engagement; and managers and employees who tackle the challenges they face with perseverance and resolve, can companies flourish and excel.

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind
Author: Jonathan Haidt
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9780307455772
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.