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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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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

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Great read! I loved it. TM is such a wonderful

LOVE it, the readers were great and kept you engaged with the story until the end

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Fantastic storyline and well read.

You've got to listen to this book it was very good. I did not think that I would like an audible book but this was good it allows me to work or do other things while I am listening, I also like the fact that I could back it up at any time in order to get a good understanding of each character. The storyline is about the struggle of three women who are between the age of 50-65. It appears that the writer research a good deal of information in order to make the storyline more factual and interesting. My favorite characters are Betty Jean and nurse Kim. The author realistically showed Betty Jean's struggles as a grandmother raising her grandchildren. The part about the social services is indeed very interesting. I'm a retired social worker and I understand that what was written has happened to most people, because most workers do not empathize with the person that is requesting assistance.

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good story

love, love, love!!! Great story with great characters. the voice actors really bring them to life .

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Wonderfully read!

This book was a very pleasant journey! Am I the only person that was picturing Betty Jean looking like Phylicia Rashad (despite the book's description of her)?

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I loved it!

This is my 2nd time listening and I love it just as much this time as the last. The characters are relatable and so deep. One of my favorite Terry McMillan books.