Getting to Happy

Getting to Happy

By Terry McMillan

  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • Genre : African American
  • FIle Size : 1.47 MB
Score: 4.0
From 466 Ratings
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Getting to Happy An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever.

Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.

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 megadivorce 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.


  • Disappointing!

    By AngelaR17
    I expected more from Terry McMillan. This book was predictable from beginning to end. Writing was mundane and the characters seem to ramble on endlessly about nothing. Such a disappointment.
  • Love

    By JustAudi
    Loved this book ...and pretty much everything by this author!

    By Britt0777
    I did enjoy the book even though it was full of so much heart ache. It annoyed me when the characters would have something happy and fun going on and then it would turn ugly. How could so much tragedy occur in all of their lives. Someone should have been happy throughout the book. This book did not lift my spirits.
  • MAD!!!

    By Dr. Funtimes 1st Grade
    ... At myself for not reading this sooner!!! Terry McMillan is brilliant!! This is a wonderful piece to read, and somehow place yourself in each characters triumphs and tribulations. Just like the prequel, this can easily be A MOVIE!! Thank you TM! Faithful reader Waiting for more...
  • Very Very Disappointed

    By Ladykay710m
    I purchased this book the day it hit the shelf. It was so boring, wordy without saying anything …it took me over two years to finished it…please don't waste your money
  • Wonderful

    By stlwhywat
    Ms. McMillan did it again with a beyond great story line. I love the ladies back then and I appreciate then now as they have matured. Great work, great reading.
  • Getting to Happy

    By The1 Queen
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not a big book reader, but always enjoy reading Terri's book. Own or have downloaded most of them. The characters come to life and make the reader feel they are a part of the story. Can't wait for the movie!!!
  • Getting To Happy

    By Jai-bird
    This book was a great sequel to waiting to exhale, it would be great on the big screen, except for we wouldn't have our Whitney Houston or Gregor Hines to play their parts. So sad. But all and all a nice read.
  • Wonderful

    By TeresaWilson
    Getting to Happy just wow wonderful book to read I really love it 5 stars.
  • Didn't Disappoint!

    By AngelfishSpeaks
    A good read. Thank you, Terry!