Book Reviews of Waiting to Exhale

Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale
Author: Terry McMillan
ISBN-13: 9780671864170
ISBN-10: 0671864173
Publication Date: 5/1/1993
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A funny, heartwarming story about four friends whose lives have been turned upside down in one way or another. It's a tale of empowerment and self preservation.
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Story of real life women relationship struggles and sisterhood that gets women through it.
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"Hilarious,irreverent, Terry McMillian,s heroines observe men-and contemporary America-with brawdy humor, occasional melancholy and great affection....throughly entertaining..."
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good book put tape on binding were it was wearing out some but other then that in good shape
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Terry Mcmillan can write 'em like nobody else: just a tad bawdy, very real book explores human relationships and loves.
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Funny story about 4 black women looking for a better life.
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Terry McMillian at her finest! Very Real.
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Very funny and entertaining.
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This was probably on of the best books that I've ever read. The interactions between the friends and their relationships with men provide great insight into the errors many people make trying to find someone to love. It especially shows the value of friendship when that search is fruitless. Excellent book!
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Did you see the movie? You'll LOVE the book!
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I liked this book very much!
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Savannah is attractive, successful but unmarried. Bernadine has the house, the BMW, and the kids but a young white bookeeper has her husband. Robin is recovering from a dead-end love affair. Gloria has been disappointed by love all her life. All four are waiting to exhale, waiting for the man to take their breath away.
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Very enjoyable. A lot of conversations between friends who aren't afraid to tell the other when they are doing something stupid.
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McMillan's zesty novel tells the stories of four 30ish black women bound together by warm, supportive friendship and by their dwindling hopes of finding Mr. Right. Pocket paid a whopping $2.64 million for Exhale , which was a 29-week PW bestseller in cloth.
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This is a favorite book of mine! And a favorite movie! Terry is simly the best!
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A tale of four African-American women who are all looking for love, support, and friendship. This book crosses all lines and really speaks to women of all ages and races. "Waiting to Exhale" is funny, sad, and heartwarming... and even better than the movie!
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So glad I read the book - I now have a very high opinion of the movie. It was perfectly cast, and the actresses perfectly portray McMillan's characters. The book is full of heart, laughs, frustrations. A novel with soul.
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Abridged - 3 hours on 2 cassettes (back cover)
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"A well-written, truthful, and funny story of four African-American women--four "sistuhs" who are trying to make it in this world we all live in--and the sometimes volatile world of Black female-Black male relationships." Spike Lee
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Well-loved fiction by the wise and witty author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back.
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From back cover:
Robin Stokes is a successful insurance professional recovering from a dead-end love affair. "They say love is a two-way street. But I don't believe it because the one I've been on for the last two years was a dirt road." After months of depression, shopping, and dating all the wrong men, she's getting by with a little help from her friends - and still determined to find the Real Thing....
Bernadine Harris has the kids, the house and the BMW, but a young white bookkeeper has her husband. Now, propped by her prescription for Xanax and her first pack of cigarettes in 106 days, she's entering a whole new world....
Gloria Matthews owns one of the the few stylish beauty salons for black women in Phoenix, and finds solace in religion, her teenage son, other people's hair, and food. Her social and emotional bank accounts are low, but a sweet surprise is about to open up her life....
Savannah Jackson is a public relations executive - educated, attractive, and unmarried. On the verge of moving to her fourth city in fifteen years, she's lobbying the Lord: "Could You send me a decent man? Could he be full of zest, and please, a slow, tender, passionate lover - and could he already be what he aspired to?"
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Excellent read.