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McMillan, Terry

Overview
Works: 69 works in 791 publications in 21 languages and 43,633 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Chick lit 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Scenarist, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PS3563.C3868, 813.54
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Waiting to exhale by Terry McMillan( Book )

117 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 15 languages and held by 4,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four African-American women console and support one another in a complex friendship that helps each of them face the middle of her life as a single woman
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan( Book )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 3,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Price family--Viola, the matriarch; her sometimes-husband Cecil; and their four adult children--sticks together through life's most trying circumstances
How Stella got her groove back by Terry McMillan( Book )

69 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 3,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holiday in Jamaica turns into sizzling romance for 42-year-old Stella Payne, a black divorcee and financial security analyst, when she meets Winston Shakespeare, a local assistant cook. Stella invites him to San Francisco to show him off to friends and to her 11-year-old son, and Shakespeare is a hit. Only problem, Shakespeare is 20 years old
The interruption of everything by Terry McMillan( Book )

48 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 3,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself
Getting to happy by Terry McMillan( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 3,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale-the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her mega-divorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress-has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe
Disappearing acts by Terry McMillan( Book )

60 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Franklin, a young construction worker, meets Zora, a struggling singer from Ohio, neither is certain they can make the sacrifices and commitments needed to build love
Who asked you? by Terry McMillan( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. 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. 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"--
Mama by Terry McMillan( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 10 languages and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Peacock, mother of five, black, and fed up with poverty and the jealous rampages of her husband, kicks him out to raise her kids on her own
I almost forgot about you : a novel by Terry McMillan( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love
Breaking ice : an anthology of contemporary African-American fiction by Terry McMillan( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Danish and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A striking collection of works from authors both established and emerging, this is the first original anthology of African-American writing in over a decade. Featured contributors include: J. California Cooper, Marita Golden, Gloria Naylor, Darryl Pinckney, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Ishmael Reed, Terry McMillan, and many others
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin Stokes, cannot stay away from attractive men who lie and cheat. Gloria Johnson does not seek solace in men but finds it in food, her trendy hair salon and her precocious but difficult son, Tarik. Tarik is growing up and Gloria is about to set out into the world again. In one year, they weather these challenges under an umbrella of friendship
Getting to happy by Terry McMillan( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine and Robin fifteen years after we parted ways with their stories. Each is at her own midlife crossroads. All four women are learning to heal past hurts, reclaim their joy and their dreams. They've exhaled; now they are learning to breathe
I almost forgot about you : a novel by Terry McMillan( Recording )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life is not enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love
The interruption of everything by Terry McMillan( Recording )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African-American woman in her forties discovers that the unplanned life may be the best
Who asked you? by Terry McMillan( Recording )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. 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. 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"--
Five for five : the films of Spike Lee by Spike Lee( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting to exhale by Terry McMillan( Recording )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable portrait of four African-American women who learn to depend on one another while "waiting to exhale"--Waiting for that one good man who will take their breath away
How Stella got her groove back by Angela Bassett( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella and Delilah have been friends through good times and bad. Stella, however, has been so busy with building a life, she's forgotten how to live. Delilah has plans to change that
A day late and a dollar short by Terry McMillan( Recording )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viola's husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time, and their four adult kids seem determined to send her to her grave with worrying. Paris always comes to everybody's rescue--although she doesn't have a clue as to how to save herself. Lewis keeps landing himself in jail. Charlotte knows she's gotten the short end of the stick for years and would just as soon divorce herself from them all. And Janelle is defensive about the course her life has taken. Meanwhile, Cecil has some ideas for taking his hard-working life into his own hands.--from container
It's ok if you're clueless : and 23 more tips for the college bound by Terry McMillan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her son Solomon graduated from high school, Terry McMillan was asked to be the guest speaker at the commencement ceremony. Determined not to be dull or redundant, Terry thought back to when she was stepping out into the world for the first time and the things she wished people had told her. Printing up what she thought were the most important tips for these new graduates, Terry was surprised to find that not only were these homemade pamphlets a hit with the students, but their parents clamored for copies too. Now with It's Ok If You're Clueless, Terry McMillan brings her trademark wit and sass to every son and daughter about to take their first tentative steps into adulthood. Offering such nuggets as "Sit up straight," "Don't listen to your parents," and "Bring your laundry home," as well as "See the world" and "Read anything and everything," It's Ok If You're Clueless is packed with the commonsense advice and conversational tone that have made her novels classic bestsellers. Equal parts witty and wise, It's Ok If You're Clueless is the perfect gift for the college bound this May
 
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Терри МакМиллан

מקמילן, טרי

מקמילן, טרי 1951-

تری مک‌میلان نویسنده آمریکایی

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A day late and a dollar shortHow Stella got her groove backThe interruption of everythingGetting to happyDisappearing actsMamaBreaking ice : an anthology of contemporary African-American fictionGetting to happy