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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry McMillan Narrator: Terry McMillan Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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Stella Payne is forty-two, divorced, a high-powered investment analyst, mother of eleven-year-old Quincy, and she does it all. In fact, if she doesn't do it, it doesn't get done, from Little League carpool duty to analyzing portfolios to folding the laundry and bringing home the bacon. She does it all well, too, if her chic house, personal trainer, BMW, and her loving son are any indication. So what if there's been no one to share her bed with lately, let alone rock her world? Stella doesn't mind it too much; she probably wouldn't have the energy for love, and all of love's nasty fallout, anyway. But when Stella takes a spur-of-the-moment vacation to Jamaica, her world gets rocked to the core, not just by the relaxing effects of the sun and sea and an island full of attractive men, but by one man in particular. He's tall, lean, soft-spoken, Jamaican, smells of citrus and the ocean, and is half her age. The tropics have cast their spell and Stella soon realizes she has come to a cataclysmic juncture: not only must she confront her hopes and fears about love, she must question all of her expectations, passions, and ideas about life and the way she has lived it.

Told in Stella's own exuberant, dead-on, dead honest voice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is full of Terry McMillan's signature humor, heart, and insight. More than a love story, it is ultimately a novel about how a woman saves her own life, and what she must risk to do it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malbadeen | 2/15/2014

    " I think this was at my ex-father-in-laws too? What's up with that? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/10/2014

    " Funny and heart warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/8/2014

    " The book was an entertaining, sometimes touching read. I enjoyed the movie a *bit* more though, sorry to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/4/2014

    " This, at first, seemed like a fun book. The author writes as if the reader was in her head, hearing her thoughts. Once I got used to the technique, I liked it. But an entire book of thoughts??? No thanks. Predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 2/2/2014

    " Very well written- I loved the language of the first person narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/27/2014

    " Stephanie and I swapped this back-and-forth as we layed poolside in Jamaica. It was so fitting to read it while we were actually there. Good book. Great trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna Babb-atwell | 1/22/2014

    " I had the pleasure of seeing the movie, which was great. I probably wouldn't read the book, although its a book that I will definitely add to my collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/13/2014

    " I am not a fan of May-December romances, but McMillan gives this one a convincing aspect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carlise | 1/12/2014

    " This is the only book written by Terry McMillan that I didn't enjoy! I loved all the other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Burnett | 12/24/2013

    " Good read. Saw the movie first and fell in love, had to read the book, it did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twylapumroy Pumroy | 12/23/2013

    " This is such a fun fast read! It's perfect for vacation. It makes you feel happy and it reads like butter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaTonya | 12/20/2013

    " I read this book many years ago and I really enjoyed it. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Penso | 12/20/2013

    " This was a cute story about a 42 year old woman who goes to Jamaica and falls in love with a 20 year old Jamaican guy. Definitely a fluff read, but that was much needed after the last two books I read (non-fiction and filled with death). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellenjsmellen | 12/16/2013

    " Very close to the movie. I really enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vanessa | 12/15/2013

    " fun story of a (black)woman meeting a young hottie in jamaica and the sneers she gets as she finds herself again...with the young man. the unfolding love / romance between the two... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendygirl | 12/9/2013

    " Sometimes it's a little unrealistic, as in Stella is too perfect and her flaws are too perfect, but it's a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 8/2/2013

    " Book was better than I thought it would be, but the ending reads like she was over her deadline and needed to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 7/22/2013

    " This book was okay. It's about Stella, a mom of one child, and a woman in her 40s who goes away on vacation. There she meets a younger man and the sparks begin to fly between the two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 7/21/2013

    " I loved this book, I thought it was awesome. Happy ending and all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrice | 7/7/2013

    " This was a much better read than the movie. The movie was good, but spoils it if you haven't read the book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 9/1/2012

    " LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I couldn't put it down. It was absolutely engaging! Read it while I was on vacation and I just couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/22/2012

    " This was a quick read that made me laugh out loud multiple times. I aspire to be the main character if I were middle-aged, divorced, but still smokin' hot. Another novel turned movie I'll have to watch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Szudy | 7/20/2012

    " Much better than the movie. Entertaining in a chick-lit kind of way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessia | 6/24/2012

    " Read this awhile ago, and remember loving and devouring it. Just came to mind a few weeks ago, when I was telling my sister about it, and realized that I need to pick it up and read it again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole | 6/23/2012

    " How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan (1996) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christie | 1/9/2012

    " this is the worst book in the whole wide world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afrijewel | 10/8/2011

    " They changed the cover, I liked the original cover. The book was really good. A movie was made and I thought the director did a great job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrisa | 7/19/2011

    " Like disappearing acts, I read this book in one day. At the time when this book came out,, dating a younger man was taboo. Go Stella! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Genevieve | 6/26/2011

    " fun & empowering "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laskisha | 5/9/2011

    " Awesome book, so many women were and will be looking to get their groove bak after this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahalya | 5/5/2011

    " loved the book. It wasn't what I had expected. i found every character interesting, and the sense of humour wasn't bad at all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 4/22/2011

    " Loved it, even though when I re-read this book after the movie, I cannot help but picture Taye Diggs and hear his accent whenever I read her name. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/27/2010

    " Entertaining, although I wasn't a fan of the faux stream-of-consciousness style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beatríz | 10/26/2010

    " So much better than the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 10/22/2010

    " Romantic getaway story full of hope and feminine support. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darriann | 10/15/2010

    " This was a very interesting book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 10/13/2010

    " Very well written- I loved the language of the first person narrative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 10/3/2010

    " I always thought this title had a lovely and poetic sound to it. But as to the rest of it, no, thanks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 10/1/2010

    " The movie was much better!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 9/24/2010

    " This book inspired me to be open to dating and eventually marrying a younger man; thanks Terry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tessia | 7/30/2010

    " Read this awhile ago, and remember loving and devouring it. Just came to mind a few weeks ago, when I was telling my sister about it, and realized that I need to pick it up and read it again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Farina | 7/27/2010

    " Read this in college. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caren | 7/21/2010

    " I liked this book, but it's kind of depressing when you realize it's a true story and that they ended up getting divorced later. (I think I remember reading that he turned out to be gay, but I might be wrong about that.) Kind of ruins the miraculous love story aspect of the book. "

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About the Author
Author Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is a New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels, including Disappearing Acts, Getting to Happy, and Waiting to Exhale. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She is also a recipient of the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Pasadena, California.