Interruption of Everything

Interruption of Everything

by Terry McMillan
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Interruption of Everything by Terry McMillan

Since Terry McMillan's breakout novel Waiting To Exhale surged onto the bestseller lists, critics and readers alike have been captivated by her irreverent, often-hilarious take on the issues faced by contemporary women. With The Interruption of Everything she picks up, pitch-perfect, the dilemmas of midlife: an empty nest. Hormones gone wild. Too many irrelevant demands and too little room to breathe.

Marilyn Grimes is about ready to jump out of her skin. She's the consummate wife and mother of three grown kids. She's got a no-great-shakes-but-a-good-provider of a husband, Leon; and a live-in mother-in-law, Arthurine, who comes with a bingo-playing beau, Prezell, and an elderly pooch, Snuffy. Marilyn's two best friends, Paulette and Bunny, are the quintessential take-no-prisoners, vintage McMillan girlfriends who will be there when Marilyn jumps, but . . . she's just not sure exactly where that will be . . . or when. First, she needs to remember what she used to love and call back some of her own postponed dreams. 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.

The Interruption of Everything is a triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path, and living life "by the numbers" never quite adds up.

Author Biography: Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the 2002 Essence Award for Excellence in Literature. She lives in northern California with her family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736696104
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2005

About the Author

Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.

Hometown:

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

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I could totally relate to Marilyn Grimes. I am a 56 year old women who has experiance many of the same things that she did, with the same ending results. When I finished the book, I missed her very much. It was like having to say good bye to a dear friend. This author has never let me down!!
AuthorAdrienneThompson More than 1 year ago
Empty nest syndrome, midlife crises, the "change", family issues, loneliness, and just plain boredom creep into all of our lives at one point in time or another, but it seems that the forties are riddled with these issues. Marilyn Grimes is no different from any other woman in her forties and as we get a peak into the issues of her life, we learn that those of us who are facing the same issues are not alone. Terry McMillan creates real characters and places them in real-life situations, making the reader feel like a fly on the wall as the events of their lives unfold. I absolutely loved this page-turner. Ms. McMillan has proven that her talent just gets better with time! This book reminds me why she's my literary idol! Adrienne Thompson - Author of Bluesday
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Terry McMillan, the only "problem" with her work is that her characters make you take a look at your own life and see issues that need work and changes that you should consider. Thats not really a problem though, is it? A very good book...not to be missed. Enjoy.
reed_readere More than 1 year ago
Thought Provoking, Riveting, Introspective, Light and Witty, I loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a McMillan fan and though I wouldn't rate this as one of my favorite McMillan books, I still think it was a really good novel. I enjoyed the detail & enjoyed Maryiln. I like the fact that it wasn't typical and I didn't know where the story was going, necessarily. I like the pace, though not as dramatic as one might want it still had a nice arc. The only thing, I kinda wished the family were more involved with Maryiln's tapestry, but I understand the difficulity in doing that. All in all, I think it's a great book to pick up and read at your lesisure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a Terry McMillan fan..but this book, which im listening to in my car is absolutely BORING...it is long drawn out and is like watching paint dry...I AM SO DISAPPOINTED....
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DemiWI More than 1 year ago
It's a great read, as usual.
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as expected
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