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Getting to Happy

(2010)
(The second book in the Waiting to Exhale series)
A novel by

 
 
An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African American fiction forever.

Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.

Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Getting to Happy
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 0-670-02204-7 / 978-0-670-02204-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Getting to Happy (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 1-4104-2924-5 / 978-1-4104-2924-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Getting to Happy (A Waiting to Exhale Novel)
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 0-451-23757-9 / 978-0-451-23757-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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November 2011 : Paperback
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Title: [(Getting to Happy)] [ By (author) Terry McMillan ] [November, 2011]
Author(s): Terry McMillan
Publisher: New American Library
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Getting to Happy (A Waiting to Exhale Novel)
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 0-451-23334-4 / 978-0-451-23334-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Getting To Happy
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 1-59413-469-3 / 978-1-59413-469-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: EXP Getting to Happy
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 0-670-02228-4 / 978-0-670-02228-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Getting to Happy
Author(s): Terry McMillan
ISBN: 0-14-242841-8 / 978-0-14-242841-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Getting to Happy
Author(s): Terry McMillan
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Getting to Happy (Waiting to Exhale Book 2)
Author(s): Terry McMillan
Publisher: Berkley
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