Join us at the Northwest Activities Center (18100 Meyers Rd, Detroit, MI 48235) on Friday, June 17 at 7:00pm for a very special evening with New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan in conversation with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley. Terry McMillan will be discussing and signing copies of her latest book, I Almost Forgot About You. This event is free and open to the public. This special event is sponsored by the Book Beat in Oak Park and the Northwest Activities Center of Detroit. Books will be available for sale at the event courtesy of Book Beat. For more information or to reserve copies of her books, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.
In I Almost Forgot About You, 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. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction.
“McMillan has written an engaging novel with an appealing cast of women… This near-perfect choice for women’s book club discussions will prompt arguments of what makes a guy too good to be true. Stock up with multiple copies.”
–Library Journal, starred review
“A rambunctious showcase of the bestselling author’s keen ear for language, clear eye for the give-and-take of sex, love, and commitment, and heartfelt faith in happy endings…There’s no better guide than McMillan for this excursion through early-, middle-, and old-age crises, and no better creator of female characters who refuse to give up on dreaming, or looking back to find the way forward in their noisy, messy, joyous lives.”
“Terry McMillan’s novels have always been about telling the uncensored truth about friends, family, lovers, and oneself. Through addictively revealing conversations–including an instructive one about the sexual prowess of men who made the A list–McMillan’s narrator is the ideal running commentator on what smart women do to reach the pinnacle of success and what they must do to get the hell out before it’s too late. It’s a story about both reinvention and acceptance, told in McMillan’s quintessential voice, now even more expansive, prismatically perceptive, and laugh-aloud generous in how we talk about love and all its wonders.”– Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement
Read an interview with Terry McMillan in Oakland Press
Read an interview with Terry McMillan in BLAC Magazine
Michigan native Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, andThe Interruption of Everything and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Each of Ms. McMillan’s seven previous novels was a New York Times bestseller, and four have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale (Twentieth Century Fox, 1995); How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1998); Disappearing Acts (HBO Pictures, 1999); and A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime, 2014). She lives in California.Visit her website here.