From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer).
When Who Asked You? begins, Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—all the while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel.
Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. But who asked her?
Three generations take a long hard look at each other and, finding lots not to like, try to outrun, ignore, or beat the demons pulling them together in this well-crafted story of acceptance, forgiveness, and hope. McMillan (Waiting to Exhale) deftly weaves her tale of a black Los Angeles family s disharmony around the narratives of bickering sisters Betty Jean, Arlene, and Venetia as they watch their kids stumble into adulthood. BJ s drug-addled daughter, Trinetta who lost custody of her baby girl dumps two sons on her; meanwhile BJ s youngest son, Dexter, does prison time for a crime he won t admit to, and her eldest, Quentin, searches for himself. Arlene, a single mom who has a master s in psychology and harbors a painful secret, struggles with over-protecting her long-closeted gay son, Omar. And wealthy, God-fearing Venetia can t see what s plain to her spoiled kids and husband: that she s been ignoring her own needs and her crumbling marriage. Trinetta s strong-hearted kids lead the family back to each other but McMillan s story belongs to the middle-aged steel magnolias who value loyalty above all. I have prayed for all of us to come to our senses even though I know it s an ongoing process, Venetia says. We re not getting any younger and family is family.
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I couldn't put this book down....
I read this book in 2 days, loved every minute of it!!
Who Asked You?
You can never go wrong with reading a Terry McMillian book! Who Asked You was a great read and full of relatable situations.
This book is definitely a page turner. I read it in one week. The stories were relatable and very versatile to any reader