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									Terry McMillanTerry McMillan
Terry McMillan has been making waves in publishing since she steamrolled her way to the bestseller lists in the '90s and gained even wider audiences as film versions of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back hit theaters. Like no one else, McMillan conveyed the complexities of being a single, upwardly mobile black professional woman -- and a whole group of underserved readers validated her efforts.

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Fact File

Name:
Terry McMillan
Current Home:
Danville, California
Date of Birth:
October 18, 1951
Place of Birth:
Port Huron, Michigan
Education:
B.S. in journalism, UC-Berkeley, 1979; M.F.A. in film, Columbia University, 1980





McMillan's Words of Wisdom

Published Novels

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								It's OK if You're Clueless: And 23 More Tips for Life After High School, Author: 
								Terry McMillan.

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It's OK if You're Clueless: And 23 More Tips for Life After High School
by Terry McMillan
When her son Solomon graduated from high school, McMillan was asked to be the guest speaker at the commencement ceremony. To ensure that her advice to the young grads would be remember, she printed up homemade pamphlets that were a hit with the students and their parents. Now, they're available as the perfect gift for any grad about the face the "real world."
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								Disappearing Acts, Author: 
								Terry McMillan.
*  Mama (1987)
*  Disappearing Acts (1989)
*  Waiting to Exhale (1992)
*  How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996)
*  A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2001)

*  See the Terry McMillan chronology


News Brief

McMillan recently filed for divorce from Jonathan Plummer, the younger man she met while on vacation in Jamaica (and the basis for the book How Stella Got Her Groove Back) after learning he was gay. The discovery led McMillan to conclude that Plummer married her with the intent to secure his U.S. citizenship. "It was devastating to discover that a relationship I had publicized to the world as life-affirming and built on mutual love was actually based on deceit," she explained in court papers. "I was humiliated."



The Best Book to Read First

A Recent Bestseller

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								Waiting to Exhale, Author: 
								Terry McMillan.

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Waiting to Exhale
by Terry McMillan
Her third novel, Exhale is a fan favorite, featuring the stories of four feisty African-American women facing major man troubles as they face down their thirties.

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								The Interruption of Everything, Author: 
								Terry McMillan.

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The Interruption of Everything
by Terry McMillan
Marilyn Grimes is about ready to jump out of her skin. She's the consummate wife and mother of three grown kids. But just as Marilyn's plans for making changes are taking shape, life comes up with a few twists of its own. Suddenly Marilyn must reinvent just about everything: marriage, friendship, family-and not least of all, herself.

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