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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: Lynn Whitfiel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since Terry McMillan’s breakout novel Waiting to Exhale surged onto the bestseller 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 midlife 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 forty-four, 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roberta | 2/9/2014

    " I feared this was going to be Terry McMillan lamenting the loss of her marriage, which had been all over the media. Instead it was TM at her best: funny, irreverent, and really likeable. I couldn't stop reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Toshana | 2/5/2014

    " I do not remember this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angi Knickerbocker | 1/30/2014

    " I totally identified with the main character in this book and saw myself in her. I really loved this book, it spoke to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharron | 1/29/2014

    " Maybe this book is one that I couldn't connect with because it's about menopause and midlife crisis. I started the book because my aunt said it was really good. The only reason I finished it is because I kept waiting for the excitement or turn around but it never came. My aunt is older so maybe she could relate to the characters better. I just found it very boring. "

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