Savannah Jackson is 35, single, and weary of men who can't make the transition from boyfriend to husband. Bernadine Harris is suddenly single - her husband has left her for a 24-year-old white woman. Marilyn Stokes is on the rebound, regretting the years she wasted on a dead-end relationship and mourning her recent miscarriage. And Gloria Matthews, a single mother whose 16-year-old son has just discovered sex, has spent most of her adult life driving men away with her none-too-subtle hunger for marriage.
Told from each of these characters' diverse points of view, Waiting to Exhale is about their desire to find good men, exciting men; men who could help them lose the strange feeling that they've been holding their breath for as long as they can remember; men who could make them exhale. But it's also about a different kind of bonding between black women: a rich, supportive, abiding friendship that doesn't necessarily include men.
©1992 Terry McMillan; (P)1992 Penguin HighBridge Audio
Now Louie Crew Clay. Professor Emeritus at Rutgers. Author of 2,418 published items. Married for 41 years to Ernest Clay.
The plots and the people engaged me. The heavy gossipy tone turned me off. Each wears thick levels of protection, too thick to be accessible for me. Turn it off, I wanted shout as I ducked under the hair drier.
I am an urban fiction addict!! Wahida Clark books are my fave! I love the Thug Series. I am an avid reader and Audible makes it even better!
The book was wayyyy to quick. I kove the movie, but boy they had to add a lot in the storylines bc this book just falls flat! Plus....Terry McMillan should NOT be a narrator. this is my 2nd audible book with her reading and had I know she was narrating this book, i would have passed. There is NO emotion. She is literally reading the words. I listened for nostalgic reasons after watching the movie. I see I didn't miss anything. Just watch the movie. Its wayyyy better
These are real life experiences and heartwarming consequences.
Yes, They keep getting better and better
i can't wait for Terry to give us another story.
Now I'm a lover of books.... LOL
Yes it was. I have the book but could never finish it for one reason or another. So while sitting at my desk at work, I thought "Try Audible" It was like being in on a phone conversation, about someone else's life.. It may sound silly but I enjoyed it thoroughly. The way the girlfriends interact with each other is the same for my friends and I. It took a little over 2 1/2 hours to complete.. now on to the next book, "Getting to Happy"
This is exactly what I was looking for.
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