The Interruption of Everything Author: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, hilarious and pitch-perfect tales of women's lives and contemporary issues, With The Interruption of Everything, McMillan takes on the fault lines of midlife and family life, and reminds u... more »s once again of the redeeming power of friendship.
Marilyn Grimes, wife and mother of three, has made a career of deferring her dreams to build a suburban California home and lifestyle with her workaholic husband, Leon. she also troubleshoots for her grown kids, cares for her live-in mother-in-law, keeps tabs on her girlfriends Paulette and Bunny and her own again mother and foster sister- and holds down a part-time job. But at forty-four, Marilyn's got too much on her plate and nothing to feed her passion. She feels like she's ready to jump. She's just not sure where. The Interruption of Everything is vintage Terry McMillan. Highly entertaining, deeply human, a page-turner full of heart and soul, this time McMillan turns her eye on the question of how one woman can start putting her own needs higher on the to-do list while not short changing those she loves. This is triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path and living life by the numbers never quite adds up.« less