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  • Title: Waiting to Exhale
  • Author: Terry McMillan
  • ISBN: 9780671501488
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robin Stokes is a successful insurance professional recovering from a deadend love affair They say love is a two way street But I don t believe it, because the one I ve been on for the last two years was a dirt road After months of depression, shopping, and dating all the wrong men, she s getting by with a little help from her friends and still determined to fine thRobin Stokes is a successful insurance professional recovering from a deadend love affair They say love is a two way street But I don t believe it, because the one I ve been on for the last two years was a dirt road After months of depression, shopping, and dating all the wrong men, she s getting by with a little help from her friends and still determined to fine the Real Thing
    Waiting to Exhale Robin Stokes is a successful insurance professional recovering from a deadend love affair They say love is a two way street But I don t believe it because the one I ve been on for the last two years

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    1. This is a case where I actually thought the movie was better than the book The scene where Angela Bassett s character torches her philandering husband s vehicle with all his worldly goods inside was worth the price of admission.

    2. That s What Friends Are ForI originally read WAITING TO EXHALE in the 90s when I was a teenager A group of us decided to reread the story to see if it would have the same impact on as mature women I have never reread a book before I was under the impression that doing so the story wouldn t be as interesting and predictable As key parts of the story, the line up from the movie played out, I could actually hear Whitney Houston, Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine and Angela Bassett s voices Savannah has d [...]

    3. I read this book in high school and I was disgusted Then in African American Lit class for my junior year, we watched the movie, and I still hated it But it wasn t until I went to college that the book and its leading ladies reverberated with my soul and outlook on men, life, and love One of my friends, who is Hispanic, said the book was stupid And I and every other black woman looked at her and said she was crazy as hell And I vehemently told her she ll NEVER experience what Black women feel an [...]

    4. This is the tale of four black women who are friends in early 1990s Phoenix, Arizona I can t say I found any of the woman all that likable they re so whiny and man hungry We first meet Savannah, never married and without children at thirty six She s affluent, doing well in her career in public relations, but tired of being single and of the faults of buppie young black urban professional males She tells us, I worry about if and when I ll ever find the right man, if I ll ever be able to exhale He [...]

    5. This book has so many early 90s moments that I was often laughing as the characters listen to Paula Abdul in their Nissans while committing various fashion and hair crimes No suede dress or fuschia lipstick is left undescribed.The detailed episodes of lousy sex that the main characters endure with every possible kind of loser are funny and icky Also the constant swearing and foul mouthedness is great This book has a light heartedness that is endearing Things are bought and used for pleasure frie [...]

    6. Not exactly sure why I read this I suppose it was entertaining enough, but the writing was atrocious The dialogue seemed wooden and disjointed not to mention unnecessarily vulgar at times , but maybe since I was born in 86 I can t properly understand the plight of thirty something black women in the early 90s Either way it was a quick read I didn t hate it, but I also was disappointed by the lack of resolution at the end I may have been better off just watching the movie, lol

    7. Before the pap that was How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Terry McMillan wrote the brilliant Waiting to Exhale, a story of four female friends and their triumphs and failures in their relationships with men The New Musketeers As the novel opens, Savannah has just quit her job to move to a new job in Phoenix, where her friend Bernadine lives, in hopes of furthering her career and moving from public relations to television producing Bernadine herself has just found out that her husband has not only [...]

    8. More like 4.5 starsWaiting to Exhale is one of those books I should have read years ago Literally every woman and her mama have become familiar with the lives of Savannah, Bernadine, Robin and Gloria, and I did also, but through the movie version which I love But now that I ve finally read the book, I can say it lives up to the phenomenon it once was back in the early 1990s Of course, it s much fleshed out in the book, and I can see how Terry McMillan stirred so many black women and how the nov [...]

    9. I love the book and the movie I saw the movie first and I had to read the book Great book and definitely one of my all time favorites.

    10. It was a bit difficult to keep up with all the different storylines, but I got it after a while This book is a roller coaster, but it s very real to a lot of Black women I have seen this happen to friends of my mother and my mother even It s a story that needed to be told from this perspective Ms.McMillan did a good job.

    11. This is my third time reading this novel, but luckily so much time passed since the last time I picked this book up, it was like reading it for the first time The beginning started off sketchy All of the characters had my side eye ready to explode, but as I delved deeper into the story, I grew closer to them, and better understood their pain and plight I saw a lot of the old me in all of these women, which at some points made me sad, and at other points made me extremely happy that I d learned m [...]

    12. IQ I know I m not going to hear from him And I hate the thought that I made a fool of myself That I spilled my guts Made my most intimate feelings known How could somebody who acted so since be so insincere How could he play with my feelings like this I would never do this kind of shit to anybody Savannah, 372 Speak.On.It It s probably just the frame of mood I m in right now but those words perfectly capture how irritated I feel right now at placing myself in a similar situation And there was no [...]

    13. I m not sure what I was expecting when I picked this book up I m trying to read writing with diverse experiences and points of view, and I have a vague memory of seeing the movie and enjoying it mostly Angela Bassett s fiercess and that crazy scene where she destroys her husband s car So either my memory is faulty or the book is a lot different than the movie Honestly, I didn t like this very much And even though I didn t really like this book, I don t know if it s because the character are as [...]

    14. Listened to Waiting To Exhale by Terry McMillan This book is about 4 ladys ROBIN STOKES is a successful insurance professional recovering from a dead end love affair They say love is a two way street But I don t believe it because the one I ve been on for the last two years was a dirt road After months of depression, shopping and dating all the wrong men, she s getting by with a little help from her friends and still determined to find the Real Thing BERNADINE HARRIS has the kids, the house, and [...]

    15. Wonderful reading sweet and easy, but leaving a taste of solitude on the tip of your tongue I found bits of myself here and there in every female character, as I m sure every woman who reads it does After all, as different as we are, most of the time it s about the same things solitude, first moment excitement when you seem to have found The One, disappointment, passion, fireworks, bitterness etc.Huge thanks to the author for leaving it without all those cheesy happily ever after endings because [...]

    16. I started and finished this book on Thanksgiving day 2007 My parents work Holidays so festivities were bleak I think I m going through a breakup Dude completely stopped calling Great book to read if you want to speed up the recovery Reminds you some men are just pansies and you re lucky if you have good friends to take the edge off the stings Twas a therapeutic experience Funny because I watched the movie for the first time 2 years ago after a substantial breakup and it was one of my many thera [...]

    17. This book was okay for me I enjoy McMillan s style of writing and really wanted to love the characters I rooted for their stories but struggled to care once I realized that their lives were so focused on men with little resolution, they were desperate and needy and I couldn t identify with any of them There is just so much to life than men and it seemed almost that the characters didn t enjoy anything else I will say I enjoyed the sisterhood but there is so much for them to experience.

    18. I m actually sad that the novel ends here I am glad the leading ladies all got their happy endings I heard there s a sequel, but as I ve heard mixed reviews, I m not sure if I ll be picking that up.More thoughts to come, but McMillan fit a LOT of the black community s issues into 400 pages without doing too much Waiting to Exhale is just as relevant today as it was back in 1992.

    19. Silly,silly but funny too An African American version of Sex in the City but nowhere near as good but what could be as good as SATC An interesting point of view, enjoyed the 80 s and 90 s references to pop culture, and a fairly happy ending too The book was just a celebration of female friendship and to that I can relate as I have been blessed with wonderful girlfriends who are like family to me A quick, entertaining read filled with lots of oh no he didn t and damn girl hahahaha

    20. A book that gives the fresh spirit of 90 s about the hopes, the fears and the dreams of four 30 something women Nice writting about to find Mr Perfect but as the most of the books I ve read at the end there is a sudden stop Happy end of course but so sudden like the writer was in a island and the paper finished and she hasn t where to continue Pity again

    21. Sorry but this book is disappointingly stereotypical in its portrayal of the black female experience We re not all bitter depressed single mothers overweight airheads We fit into diverse categories and are complex than the four characters here pigeon hole us asd we don t all hate white women I appreciate this author, just not this book.

    22. 4 STARS Four African American women console and support one another in a complex friendship that helps each of them face the middle of her life as a single woman From I was 14 or 15 years old when I first read this book and I really enjoyed it I did a reread after the movie came out and still liked it I liked the movie but loved the soundtrack.

    23. Re reading this after 15 years in anticipation of the sequel I realized this is a really bad book It s poorly written, the characters are 2 dimensional, there s too many coincidental cliches and it s very dated It was good back in the 90s when it was first released but it doesn t hold up well now.

    24. I read this book a few years ago, but this was a favorite book of mine Who would not love a novel about 4 women and their ups and downs in life, but they have a great friendship I enjoyed this book.

    25. 420 pagesI enjoyed this story of four black woman that struggle and prevail over life, careers, men and love.Wonderfully written and you will fall in love with the protagonists.

    26. Now I want to watch the movie Although one of the principal villains is a 27 year old white woman named Kathleen I was a 27 year old white woman named Kathleen when this book was published Yikes

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