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Terry McMillan          

Best-Selling Author of Best Sellers such as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

One of todays most important novelists, Terry McMillan has always written from an honest place, creating fresh, lively, and often poignant works that are enthralling and inspirational tonic for many contemporary women.

The author of many New York Times bestsellers, her best-known books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back have sold millions of copies each. Made into successful movies, they have virtually become a cultural phenomenoninitiating the public into the multi-faceted world of the contemporary African American woman while also conveying the universal experiences of women of all races. Everything I write about is empowerment, she says. And, by sharing common hardships and triumphs, she empowers all women to find the honesty, humor, and hope in any situation.

Warm, witty, sincere, and heartfelt, McMillan adds a unique twist to her presentations. Reading from both published pieces and works in progress, including her latest, Getting to Happy, she encourages audiences to comment, share their experiences, and engage her in a dialogue. It is a rare and enriching occurrence to converse with such a powerful storyteller as McMillan and to gather firsthand insight into an authors creative process.

An unforgettable event, her presentation truly conveys the power of expressing the written word and the impact it can have on our lives.

Speech Topics

An Evening with Terry McMillan

Speaking from the Heart

The Power of Sisterhood: Be the Author of Your Life


Book World: Terry McMillan talks about her new novel, 'Who Asked ...

Terry McMillan's new novel, “Who Asked You?,” centers on Betty Jean, a woman in her mid-50s whose problems are threatening to overwhelm her. Her husband ...

Terry McMillan's characters wrestle with middle-age dilemmas in ...

Betty Jean Butler is a woman who does too much. By day, she delivers room service at a declining hotel. At home, her husband of 37 years, Lee David, has ...

Terry McMillan addresses affairs of the heart - Los Angeles Times

"Who Asked You?" is Terry McMillan's eighth book, and it is a corker: a long, smooth, Indian-summer cocktail. For all the racy, scandalous pleasures in books  ...

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