Getting to Happy (A Waiting to Exhale Novel #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the A Waiting to Exhale Novel series.


#1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan's exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale.

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 black 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 award-winning, critically acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, Who Asked You?, Mama, Disappearing Acts, I Almost Forgot About You, It’s Not All Downhill From Here, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. She lives in California.

Praise For…

Praise for Getting to Happy

“The Women of Waiting to Exhale have returned…McMillan fans won't be disappointed.”—Dallas Morning News

“It's great to meet up with old friends again.”—People

“Required reading for anyone who cared about Waiting to Exhale.”—Miami Herald

“Signature McMillan...[An] earthy, funny, personal voice.”—Raleigh News & Observer

“A phenomenal read.”—San Francisco Bay View
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451233349
ISBN-10: 0451233344
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: A Waiting to Exhale Novel