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
This was a great storyline. The characters were realistic and the plot was entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to this narration.
The story was good but not exciting. I would have expected some of the woes to pan out but it was too unrealistic for everyone to change from wrong to right. Everyone had a happy ending which is nice but a fairytale. I was entertained. The narrators were great.
It's been quite a few years since I've had the pleasure of reading a book by Terry McMillan yet it felt as though I never left.
I have always enjoyed how the characters are intertwined in her books and this one is no different.
There were even times in the book where I wasn't expecting to be moved by a particular character but found myself so empathetic with their story that tears began to form in my eyes.
Great read once you get into it
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.
I have a Love for reading and writing!
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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