Waiting to Exhale

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Penguin, 2006 - Fiction - 432 pages
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From the critically acclaimed author of A Day Late and a Dollar Short and The Interruption of Everything, a wise, earthy story of a friendship between four African American women who lean on each other while "waiting to exhale": waiting for that man who will take their breath away.

 

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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

Contents

Not Dick Clark I
20
Forget What I Just Said
42
Unanswered Prayers
65
Fire
88
Fat
105
Discovery
134
Venus in Virgo
153
Happy Hour
166
It Aint About Nothin
249
Why Are You Here?
271
Killing Time
292
New Territory
310
Closer to the Bone
325
Monsoon
357
To Heaven and Back
376
Still Waves in It
399

Freedom of Expression
196
Steam
209
Control
230
Friendship
418
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About the author (2006)

Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.

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