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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry McMillan Narrator: Desiree Taylor Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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Since Terry McMillan's breakout novel Waiting to Exhale surged onto the best seller lists, critics and readers alike have been captivated by her irreverent, hilarious, pitch-perfect tales of women's lives and contemporary issues. With The Interruption of Everything, her sixth novel, McMillan takes on the fault lines of mid-life and family life, reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship, and turns her eye toward the dilemma of how a woman starts to put her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging everyone else.

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 husband, Leon. She troubleshoots for her grown kids, cares for her live-in mother-in-law, Arthurine (and elderly poodle, Snuffy), keeps tabs on her girlfriends, Paulette and Bunny, and her own aging mother and foster sister...all the while holding down a part-time job. But at 44, Marilyn's got too much on her plate and nothing to feed her passion. She feels like she's about ready to jump. She's just not sure where.

Highly entertaining, deeply human, a page-turner full of heart and soul, The Interruption of Everything is vintage Terry McMillan, and a triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path, and living life by the numbers never quite adds up. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tori | 2/19/2014

    " Enjoyed it because its vintage McMillan -- enjoy her style of storytelling. Nothing earthshattering, but a fun ride nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 2/15/2014

    " As always, Terry McMillian delivers. an excellent story about the typical women regardless of color, race etc. how she puts her life on hold to put everyone else's needs first and how unhappy it is making her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger Lipponer | 2/10/2014

    " How to dust yourself off and get into life again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/9/2014

    " While I did not think this book was up-to-par with "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" or "Waiting to Exhale", I enjoyed it and I TOTALLY identified with Marilyn - not in every way, but in many ways. Some parts of the book were a little slow, but the mid-life "truths" that were addressed kept me reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Something I learned or better yet a lesson that was refreshed was sometimes Life will change your plans. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 LT | 1/28/2014

    " I was slightly disappointed by McMillan's effort in this book. It seems that her heart wasn't really in it and neither was mine. It was difficult to connect with the characters and although I was interested to see the final outcome of the book, I generally had to make myself finish it. I would only recommend this one if you are a hard-core fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/25/2014

    " I can not put this book down! TM at her finest... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Dycus | 1/23/2014

    " Life sure has a way of throwing you curve balls every once in awhile, just to see if you are paying attention. Terry is such a fun writer to read, she tells a story from her heart, making the folks seem so real you can swear she's writing about yourself or your friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/15/2014

    " I enjoy Terry McMillan. She writes indepth about the characters and you feel you actually know them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Taylor | 1/15/2014

    " This book was just OK. Not my favorite. A decent story but a little different from her earlier books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/11/2014

    " great, fun read for women in life's transitions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tia | 1/6/2014

    " I like this book. Not one of my favorites by Ms. McMillian but I still enjoyed it. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/4/2014

    " Terry McMillan is consistently good. Glad I found another of her books to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 12/30/2013

    " Her books are always like eating dessert. You feel a little guilty for liking it but it's really good. Though you could see the ending coming with this one, still a good pre-summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letha Faulkner | 12/25/2013

    " Kinda slow at first, but liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jevon Scott | 11/10/2013

    " I can feel this book, it wasn't as deep as some of the others but I appreciated it just the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gaby | 9/25/2013

    " Gosh I had forgotten how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Terry McMillen's books ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kanika | 9/21/2013

    " VERY good book about a woman who had to find herself, deal with the hand that life had dealt her, and love who she was after all she'd endured in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natascha | 7/28/2013

    " this was a re read...and I liked it just as much as the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Jo | 5/23/2013

    " Not a bad book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadja | 5/3/2013

    " I recommend it. Not a page turner but ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ѽ Cher Ѽ | 4/18/2013

    " More to come. Just life as we know it for groen adults... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 3/31/2013

    " Good book to pop in the CD player in my car. I loved hearing the sassy-speak from the ethnic characters. I found the main character's thoughts matching my own in many respects. Good audio book. Enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trudy Somers | 12/24/2012

    " This is a great book if you are going through menopause, or just curious!!! Characters and situations are believable and it was a fast summer read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayceey Greer | 8/6/2012

    " Good read, humorous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beverly | 6/25/2012

    " Every cliche in the book about midlife crisis and middle-aged women finding themselves, but fun-ish. Preachy, especially about elder care and nursing homes; maybe tryiing tocombat the Black horror at nursing home care. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 8/18/2011

    " I read this a while ago so I don't remember too much from it. I just know that I hated the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mwabi | 6/25/2011

    " love the title...happens all the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 4/11/2011

    " (audiobook) This was not good. She's written better than this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorena | 3/23/2011

    " I liked it even though I cannot really relate to some of the issues, yet! It is a good reminder to not fight against the things you know you are going to do anyway and just accept the good things they can bring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 11/30/2010

    " Sometimes funny, sometimes sad. A look at menopause and mid-life crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 10/30/2010

    " This book wa wonderful. I really enjoyed it and really had life connecting events. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Curtis | 10/10/2010

    " I had to force myself to finish this one. I didn't like or care about any of these characters. Disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 10/9/2010

    " I liked this book a lot, it was the first of McMillan's novels I'd ever read and I'm currently trying to finish her latest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/6/2010

    " I found this book on a "similar to Jennifer Weiner" list...I wouldn't agree, but it was an entertaining story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel | 9/1/2010

    " Awesome book, written in first person about a women in her forties. Every MOM should read this book! No matter what age you can relate! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 gaby | 8/2/2010

    " Gosh I had forgotten how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Terry McMillen's books ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/18/2010

    " I was very pleased with the book until I read the end. I do not want to spoil it for anyone who has not read it, but I felt the main character desired better.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/23/2010

    " I enjoy Terry McMillan. She writes indepth about the characters and you feel you actually know them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ? Cher ? | 5/14/2010

    " More to come. Just life as we know it for groen adults... "

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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.