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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry McMillan Narrator: Michael Boatman, Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781101630785
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Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships—Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them—Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now—at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.

Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan’s inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.

Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.

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  • “A well-crafted story of acceptance, forgiveness, and hope.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “McMillan writes jauntily and with customary good humor…A solid, well-told story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, October 2013
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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.

About the Narrators

Michael Boatman is an Image Award–nominated actor and writer who is best known for his roles in the television series China Beach, Spin City, and Arliss. He has also appeared in the major motion pictures The Peacemaker and Hamburger Hill. His audiobook narration has garnered eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and earned him the prestigious Audie Award in 2008 and 2010.

Carole DeSanti, known for her championing of independent, high-quality voices in women’s fiction as an editor at Penguin, is the author of The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson is an award-winning actor, writer, producer, and audiobook narrator. He is best known for his role as Doc in the Oscar-nominated film American Gangster. He won Broadway’s 1996 Tony Award as Best Actor in a featured role for Seven Guitars. His role in the television series Lackawanna Blues earned him a Christopher Award, the Humanitas Prize, the Black Reel Award, and the Black Movie Award. For his audio narrations, he shared in a 2008 Audie Award nomination for a multicast reading of The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set. He earned AudioFile Earphones Awards for his reading of The Land by Mildred D. Taylor and Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis edited by Caroline Kennedy.

Phylicia Rashad is a Tony Award–winning actress, singer, and stage director, best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running sitcom The Cosby Show.