Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Terry McMillan's Back with Getting to Happy. Remember Whitney Houston in Waiting to Exhale?
You can't recall Terry McMillan's best-selling book from the 90s, Waiting to Exhale, without also recalling the movie starring Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon, directed by Forest Whitaker, and featuring music by Babyface, who wrote the theme song embedded above. Whitney sang it (Shoop Shoop).
Speaking of Whitney, I thought she'd made a comeback, but apparently she's still having some issues and the gossip rags are on her trail. Sad.
As I reported back in April and reminded my readers at the African American Books Examiner today, McMillan's released a sequel to Exhale called Getting to Happy. It's in stores now. When I heard about the release, I wanted to interview McMillan, but I didn't really pursue, which means I didn't track down her contact information. Too much going on in my own life, and life goes on.
See more at the African-American Books Examiner.