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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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Easy listen!

Enjoyed the listen! Easy characters and easy story to follow. Characters are relatable and forgiving. Not her best story but it was easy to follow.

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Captive and Relatable

Worthy of repeating. You can find someone you know in every chapter. And, identifiable situations.

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This is a great read!

It's a family's story of trials and triumps. Many characters so you have to keep up. The audio version is well done. I was addicted to this book and craved more of it each day.

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Great story, narration not so much!

I loved the story, however, Terry McMillan should not read her own books. Her voice is too raspy, she puts no emotion into the characters and she reads to fast without breaks. I love Phylicia Rashad and hopes she plans to read more books.

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Another Winner!

Finally getting around to listening to all the audiobook I have and never have time, I'm so glad this was the third book on my list. I loved the fact that there was more than one person for each character. This book had a lot of depth in it, covered a lot of different subjects, but all came together. Terry McMillan, great job!

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Great book

I was engaged from beginning to end!!
Wanted the story to keep going.
She is a great writer.

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Great book!!!

I loved every chapter in this book! It was well written! I will share with friends.

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Excellent and heartwarming! .

A very heartwarming story of a woman's love and strength for her family. Very well narrated and easy to follow.

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Great read!

I couldn't stop listening. I shared it with everyone around me and everyone around me wanted to hear more, and listened in. When I wasn't listening to the book, they'd ask me to play the audiobook. Great read indeed!

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ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! SO FUNNY! GREAT BOOK!

This book was so funny, and such a good read. I loved the narration. Thanks