Book Reviews of A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Author: Terry McMillan
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ISBN-13: 9780141802831
ISBN-10: 0141802839
Publication Date: 1/15/2001
Pages: 5
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
We are introduced to Viola Price and her family chapter by chapter. Her four grown children and their absent dad who has found a new family to look after. Each chapter is written in a different voice so we see the story from many angles.
Viola is lovingly human and knows how to get right to the heart of the matter when it comes to her kids and their mistakes, after all she muses, it's a mothers business. The families involved are torn apart by cheating spouses, sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol addiction, just to name a few of the hurdles placed along your way through the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another wonderful and emotion story by Terry. I love her writing and wish there were more to read as I am on the last one that I know of that she ahs written.
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I Loved this book! The story of a mother and her children/family and their interactions within a family as well as their secrets. If you have read and liked other McMillan books you will love this one.
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Hilarious, irreverent and extremely entertaining.
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Terry McMillian does a first class job of capturing the complex and dynamic tension of family relationships in A Day Late and a Dollar Short. The characters are powerful and real, and the theme of family dissension masking a hard-fought love is universal. McMillian is both a superb storyteller and a woman possessed of a clear musical magic with words.
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McMillan is a fun author. I truly enjoyed learning about black women and their relationships. I've read several of her books.
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Again, Mcmillan writes about humorous characters; even sometimes going through different emotions, such as the sadness in the character's lives. Great Read!
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I think this book takes you through every emotion possible. One minute I found myself with a belly ache from laughing so hard, and dripping buckets of tears the next. The characters in this book seem as if they could be your neighbors and the journeys they embark upon are profound and redeeming.
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This book is touching and funny.
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Very well written and it is absolutely on of the funniest African-American story.
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Terry McMillan's characters are wonderful - vibrant, deep and real. A great story about family.
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This is hysterically funny, and had me laughing so much that I could not put it down. Sentimental, as well so quite a mixture.
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A great read about a family in struggle within itself. It touches on race, politics and family dynamics. A great read cover to cover.
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Very good read has a range of personal experience for the reader.
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If you like Terry McMillan, you'll love this book. It is funny and poignant and the characters feel like real people you's meet everyday.
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I heard it before I read it and it had me laughing and crying on the bus. Excellent reading.

Viola Price's four children and her husband Cecil seem determined to send her to an early grave with worrying. Divorced Paris, mother to a 17yr old, is succesful and thinks she can do it all alone. Lewis keeps going in and out of jail. Charlotte thinks she has only blood in common with her family. Janelle, newly married faces a crisis with her daughter. Cecil, the hsband has been put out of the house.
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Unabridged. 10 cassettes. Aprox. 15.5 hours playing time.
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This is the authors best book yet, full of love and redemption and the quirks that make us all human
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A heartwarming and, eventually, uplifting story of one Black woman's family and her wise counsel. I enjoyed this book immensely.
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Like a real-life soap opera - delightful, funny, sad, real.
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Good, funny and fast read.
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funny,sad,good dialog...all hallmarks of this author! a good read.
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Complicated story of an elderly woman and her marriage, and relationships with her 4 kids.
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a delicious family saga - sad and funny - right- on portrayal of the complexities of contemporary African-American life
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I really enjoyed this book. It was read a couple of times. I hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for looking :)
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Fun book to read. Great characters.
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#1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Broove Back
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I loved this book. Terry McMillan is so great at capturing women's emotions. Excellent!
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Terry is one of my favorite authors. Her words just roll off tyhe page and her characters become my friends.
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Good read.Hilarious family melodrama.Highly recommended if you apreciate humour.
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Good read about family problems and love.
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A great family saga, thought provoking but also funny. This novel surprises the reader, but also enlightens as well.
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Fascinating look into the life of a family - a family that could be just about anyone's. Made me think twice about my own family dynamic. Enjoyed the book. Good reading.
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"WITHOUT QUESTION THIS IS McMILLIAN'S BEST. A GLORIOUS NOVEL...A moving tapestry of familial love and redemption, A Day Late and a Dollar Short transported me into Terry McMillian's fictional world and, like the best fiction, helped illuminate the corners of my own heart. [It] dared me not to laugh, cry, and shout upon recognizing this glittering, complicated portrayal of Africasn-American life"-
The Washington Post
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SINCE I COME FROM A LARGE DISFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, THIS BOOK OFFERED A LOT OF INSIGHTS. DOESN'T MATTER THAT THEY'RE A BLACK FAMILY. THEY ARE A FAMILY - PERIOD. I ACTUALLY WAS SURPRISED THAT I LIKED THIS BOOK. TERRY MC MILLAN HAS A WAY WITH WORDS TO EXPLAIN EMOTIONS.
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not that good
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I absolutely loved this book. Very entertaining!!!!
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You can't go wrong with any terry McMillan books in my eyes. I've loved them all!
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I absolutely loved this book!
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With her hallmark exuberance and a cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe,dream,and shout right off the page, Terry McMillan has given us a tour-de-force novel of family, healing, and redemption.