The #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life
to find greater meaning
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, including 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.
Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.
Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows 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. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan.
— Library Journal - Best Books of the Year, African American Fiction
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)
The reader finds herself torn between gritting her teeth at how right McMillan gets the relationships between best friends, ex-spouses, ex-lovers, parents and children and putting the book down to laugh out loud. Run, don't walk and pick up this exuberant summer read. —BookPage
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
McMillan is a gifted storyteller… The cast of characters enriches the narrative, bringing nuance and clarity to scenes and moving the plot along…. Georgia’s story reminds readers who have clocked a lot of living that it’s never too late to reconnect and reflect on the past as they craft the future they want. —Fort Worth Star Telegram
In I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan gives us a story about the possibility of change at any age couched in her customary vivacious prose and lush portrayals of character and relationships. Watching 50-something Georgia slowly reinvent herself and find lasting love along the way is a joy to behold. Here is a deeply felt, deeply courageous novel about the courage to face yourself and your past to discover—and create—the future you want for yourself. —The Root
McMillan is a master at her craft. Without a doubt, this book will be a hit with anyone who feels stuck in life and is ready to make a move. McMillan has done it again. Get this book and read about Georgia’s journey. This is another book that should be on everyone’s reading list. —The Baton Rouge Advocate
“Nobody does female reinvention better than McMillan.” —AARP Magazine
Nobody does female reinvention better than McMillan… another winner for McMillan’s groaning bookshelf of hits. —AARP magazine
The warmth and wisdom we have come to expect from Terry McMillan are on full display and you won’t be able to walk away from Georgia and her exuberant life. This is that thrilling kind of novel that reminds us how sometimes, fairy tales happen when we least expect them, if only we open ourselves to possibility. —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State
One of my favorite authors since I read Waiting to Exhale in college, Terry McMillan has done it again with this one. Overflowing with her trademark heart and humor, I Almost Forgot About You will inspire you to live a little bigger. I wish Georgia weren’t fictional—I would find her and befriend her. —Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed
The ripple effects from Terry McMillan’s breakthrough in contemporary African-American fiction still influence our daily lives... [I Almost Forgot About You is] much in the same vein of McMillan’s other novels that track Black women’s journeys through self-discovery. —BLAC Detroit
“Brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“McMillan is funny and frank about men, women, and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections—‘this is what he gave me’—are powerful and poetic.” —USA Today
“Displaying a range of emotions, I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age…It’s clear McMillan wants readers to look within to find the answers they needed all along.” —Ebony
“Self-discovery, second chances, and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels, as is the rich and colorful dialogue that make her books so much fun to read. I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes.” —Washington Post
“An engaging novel with an appealing cast of women…Will prompt arguments of what makes a guy too good to be true.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“The only thing better than reading a Terry McMillan novel is hearing her deliver one of her own works…McMillan believably inhabits Georgia…Equally exhilarating are McMillan’s renderings of Georgia’s best friend, Wanda…The most fun is hearing the banter of her classmates at their fortieth class reunion and Georgia’s own snarky retorts. Listeners will feel sad, joyful, and amused—and may be tempted to replicate Georgia’s quest in their own lives. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” —AudioFile
“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.” —Publishers Weekly
'[A] spirited story of old flames and second chances.” —BookPage
“Strong, complicated female characters, energetic prose, and an entertaining, seductive narrative. A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love.” —Kirkus Reviews
Terry McMillan is a New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels, including Disappearing Acts, Getting to Happy, and Waiting to Exhale. She studied
journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She
is also a recipient of the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Pasadena, California.
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