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Who Asked You? Audiobook

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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    Jerrica L. Brown-Harlan 07-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved This Story!!!!"

    This was a great storyline. The characters were realistic and the plot was entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to this narration.

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    Charlene 07-23-15
    Charlene 07-23-15
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    "Covered a lot of issues in society"

    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.

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    Libbey15 07-10-15
    Libbey15 07-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    I didn't want to stop listening to it. Her books are about the way life really is.

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    Shana J Swain 07-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Terry"

    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

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    Brittanie Reeder 05-28-15
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    "Loved it!!"

    To me this book was so relatable and I really enjoyed the way that it was written from different character's perspective. Yet another awesome listen by Terry McMillan!

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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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    "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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    Tondalia 04-13-15
    Tondalia 04-13-15 Member Since 2013

    I have a Love for reading and writing!

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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 2015
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    Terry McMillan has done it again. This is an awesome book. Well written and wonderfully descriptive of the average family.

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