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Terry McMillan

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Terry McMillan is the trailblazer of contemporary African-American fiction. Her worldwide celebrated novel, Waiting To Exhale, charged the resurgence of our stories told by us and signaled to publishing companies our literary buying power.
 
She burst onto the literary scene in 1987 with her wildly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mama, which won the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction award in 1986 and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1987. Terry’s signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made Waiting to ExhaleA Day Late and A Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back,Getting to HappyDisappearing Acts and Who Asked You? and I Almost Forgot About You, all New York Times Best Sellers. Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were made into award winning major motion pictures that proved huge at the box office, and Disappearing Acts and A Day Late and A Dollar Short were adapted into successful made-for-TV movies. Terry was awarded an Essence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Visit her at www.terrymcmillan.com.
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