NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL
In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life—great friends, family, and successful career—aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.
Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan.
Praise for I Almost Forgot About You
“McMillan paints relationships in joyous primary colors; her novel brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters. Her very best since Waiting to Exhale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“The novel is immensely companionable, and Georgia is as alive, complex, inquiring, motivated and sexy as any twenty-five-year-old. Maybe more so.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels. . . . I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes.”—Washington Post
“McMillan is funny and frank about men, women and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections . . . are powerful and poetic.”—USA Today
“Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. . . . I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age.”—Ebony
McMillan (Who Asked You?) revs up middle age in a rambunctious showcase of the bestselling author's keen ear for language, clear eye for the give-and-take of sex, love, and commitment, and heartfelt faith in happy endings. Here, 54-year-old optometrist Georgia Young, bored with her work and romantically adrift after two failed marriages, sets out to reinvent herself by examining the loves she left behind providing a nifty three-step guide for finding "the Right One," and then moving on when it turns out wrong taking a train trip to Vancouver and turning a knack for design into a career. Meanwhile, the real work of Georgia's life bustles all around her: her crazy-in-love 81-year-old mother, two best and brutally honest friends, and two daughters tentatively embarking on their own complicated lives an expertly drawn cast of characters that includes the perfect foils for the alternately quixotic and practical Georgia. "Love doesn't have an age limit, and it can find you at any time in your life," she tells her 22-year-old daughter. "It can also just as soon leave you in a ditch... You can be a woman and be happy without a man and without love." There's no better guide than McMillan for this excursion through early-, middle-, and old-age crises, and no better creator of female characters who refuse to give up on dreaming, or looking back to find the way forward in their noisy, messy, joyous lives.
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I enjoyed it!
I read this book in 2 days over the weekend.
Not my favorite book, but interesting
I don’t think it’s a true 4 star book, but it’s better than 3. I wish I had the option of 3 1/2. It’s basically long journey through one woman’s life, her good choices (not many) & her bad choices (lots). There were WAY too many f bombs thrown in, entirely too much time spent dwelling on the many men she had sex (f bombs over & over) with through the years. Lots & lots of minor characters that it became very hard to keep up with all of their names & how & where they fit in the narrative. I wanted to cheer for her, but misty by the end, just wanted to get away from her. It’s like the friend you like but can only handle being around in short spurts.
This book was everything I didn’t know I needed. For anyone struggling to figure out the next steps in life, this encourages you to believe and take a leap of faith. From doubt, to self love, this book takes you on a journey you won’t regret!