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Who Asked You? | [Terry McMillan]

Who Asked You?

Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships - Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Shortamong them - Terry McMillan has touched millions of listeners.

Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now - at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.

Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. 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.

The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.

Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. McMillan's signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.

©2013 Terry McMillan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-26-13
    Judith D. Collins West Palm Beach, Fl 09-26-13 Member Since 2014

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    "The Funniest Book You Will Ever Read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Who Asked You? to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I am sure the print would have been excellent; however, with this type of book, nothing better than a talented writer and excellent performers-- which are made for the character's part. Each of these performers were five star quality, and you could envision each unique character within each setting.

    I had purchased the book; however, had to drive from West Palm Beach, FL to Amelia Island, FL (south to north) and from there to North Carolina---could not wait to start so purchased the audio for my road trip. I had to buy the audio, as could not wait--have read all Terry McMillan's books and when I listened to the audio sample - I knew this would be the ideal book to listen to on my iPod for the long trip.

    It exceeded all my expectations and more. Turned out, it rained the entire two days of travel and I did not even mind, as I laughed out loud at all the funny characters and it made the time go by faster. I actually finished the entire book about an hour before I reached my destination. I could not even listen to another book, as wanted to just bask in the wonder of this incredible book and smile as I wanted to meet each one of these characters.
    I loved all the many different characters! My favorite character was BJ, and of course the banter with her sisters and oh did I love Luther, Omar, and Quinten. It was hard to choose a favorite as each of them had a take away.

    If you love humor, wit, family drama- this book is for you. Movie worthy and can only image the cast! Tyler Perry needs to be all over this on OWN. Would definitely listen to this again!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The real emotions, the humor, life stories with heart felt takeaway. Will make you cry and laugh. Shows how much impression adults make on children.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Loved them all but BJ, Omar, Luther, Vanessa and Quinten were my favorites.


    If you could take any character from Who Asked You? out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Luther as he is smart and is an old soul with a heart of gold. I also would like Omar and Quinten as both of them would make me laugh all night! Hard to choose as all the women were sassy and witty.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best books - Terry you outdid yourself! I see another movie based on this book!

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    Brittany Conklin 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, witty, and believable!"

    Terry McMillan did not disappoint with this one! Took less than 2 days to finish! I personally felt connected with these characters. Heard my mom and family through these well-developed characters.

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    ayodele higgs 04-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining"

    This book met my expectations it was a quick listen and entertaining. I love Terri McMillan's humor and folksy wisdom.

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    vanda 04-26-15
    vanda 04-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "close to home"

    I love the way the books illustrates how people handle life situations. I ould have like to see Trinetta's character have a different fate, otherwise I enjoyed the story.

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    Tondalia 04-13-15
    Tondalia 04-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Another hit!"

    As usual Terry McMillan delivers another story that is more than relatable to the everyday person. I grew up reading her lifelike stories, they are one of the reasons I decided to write myself. Great job!!!

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    Betsy Garcia Monrovia, CA 03-27-15
    Betsy Garcia Monrovia, CA 03-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    Good book. it was long but it kept me interested. Highly recommended. Great narrative & good listen.

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    Katrina 03-19-15
    Katrina 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome"

    Terry McMillan has done it again. This is an awesome book. Well written and wonderfully descriptive of the average family.

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    Lakersfan California 03-16-15
    Lakersfan California 03-16-15 Member Since 2014

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    "So entertaining"

    This book reunited me with my favorite author, Terry McMillan. She really knows how to get into the heads and voices of her characters. Gosh now I'm so mad that I was so greedy about listening to the story it was so good and now I wish the story was even longer

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    Kimberly Florence 03-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "I enjoyed this book!"

    Met my expectations. Great writing and excellent characters. Toni Morrison has another hit on her hands! Must read for Toni fans.

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    K. 03-03-15
    K. 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    This book was a great read, although it's not action pack. it was definitely a great read, full of positive influence, low drama and realistic view points. This book brought a realistic feel to the story.

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