Recorded June 13, 2016
“Rich in narrative tension, nuanced humor, and moral heft” (Los Angeles Times), Terry McMillan’s bestselling novels include Waiting to Exhale—a watershed work in contemporary fiction about black women—and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, “a sexy handbook of self-realization” (The New Yorker). Both were adapted into popular films. The recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature, McMillan is also the author of A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Disappearing Acts, Getting to Happy, Who Asked You, and her American Book Award-winning debut novel Mama. Her new novel tells the story of a doctor who leaves her seemingly perfect but unfulfilling life in search of adventure and a second chance at love.