Waiting to Exhale

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Pocket Books, 1995 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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 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 suprise 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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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

If I were a black woman, I would be incredibly offended to be depicted this way. Sex, men, sex, penises, sex, hair, sex, men and sex was all these women seemed to care about. On the other side of he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

This book is a 3.5 and not a 3 but also definitely not a 4 stars book. I liked the first half but during the second half I started to get bored. Not much happened and all the talk about men started to ... Read full review

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Not Dick Clark
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Suddenly Single
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Forget What I Just Said
39
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About the author (1995)

Terry McMillan is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Mama and Disappearing Acts. Her third novel, Waiting to Exhale, has been a major New York Times bestseller and is one of the most celebrated books of the decade. Ms. McMillan is also the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anhology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. She lives in northern California with her son, Solomon.

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