Before “Sex and the City,” there was “Waiting to Exhale.” With the release of the international bestseller in 1992, author Terry McMillan became a demigoddess to single women everywhere. It was arguably the first novel to ever show the importance of the ties that bind unmarried friends to each other in ways that created a new version of the word family. Between then and now, McMillan wrote several other bestsellers, including “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” "Disappearing Acts" and "The Interruption of Everything." Just released in October of 2010 is “Getting to Happy,” a sequel to “Waiting to Exhale.”
In addition to being an internationally bestselling author, McMillan has been a journalist, an activist, the editor of an acclaimed anthology of African-American writers ("Breaking Ice"), a columnist, a single mother, a college teacher of creative writing, a children's book author, a screenwriter, even an assistant at a law firm. She is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, as well as the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Literature. McMillan will talk about the writing process, how her own personal trials (including a tabloid-style divorce) informed her new book, and how important it is for us all to eschew the fairy tales in the interest of "getting to happy."
The A List Series presents conversations with Authors, Artists, Athletes, Adventurers, Academics and Anarchists.
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Added by cmargaritafranco on February 28, 2011