In her mid-forties, Marilyn Grimes is facing up to menopause (something is DEFINITELY up with her hormones); bored to tears by her responsible but less-than-passionate husband Leon; and feeling the residual strains of having raised three children, great kids, but all of whom leave her feeling anxious all the time.
Her mother-in-law, Arthurine, has taken up residence in the Grimes household (accompanied by her beloved, elderly dog, Snuffy) and the needs of her own extended family (particularly her crack-head foster sister) are escalating like mad.
No wonder she is feeling tired and hormonal: but everything is interrupted when Marilyn finds out she's not menopausal - but pregnant.
This is a riotous, funny and often very moving look at African American middle class family life and will be eagerly snapped up by Terry's fans.
About the Author
Terry McMillan is the bestselling author of Disappearing Acts, Mama, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. She lives in California.
Wise, witty and entirely honest, McMillan is one of the best American women's writers around Marie Claire
Number Of Pages: 365
Published: 19th January 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.800 x 12.8 x 2.700
Weight (kg): 19.8