I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You

by Terry McMillan


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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


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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101902592
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 90,099
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to ExhaleHow Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, andThe Interruption of Everything and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Each of Ms. McMillan’s seven previous novels was a New York Times bestseller, and four have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale (Twentieth Century Fox, 1995); How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1998); Disappearing Acts (HBO Pictures, 1999); and A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime, 2014). She lives in California.


Danville, California

Date of Birth:

October 18, 1951

Place of Birth:

Port Huron, Michigan


B.S. in journalism, UC-Berkeley, 1979; M.F.A. in film, Columbia University, 1980

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I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading it was like being on a roller coaster: up and down, interesting one minute, boring the next. Her main characters are all the same. I can not read another book of hers where the main character has an unpursued interest in art, refers to everyone as hussies, and regrets her first marriage...classic, bitter Terry McMillan...save your money
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very difficult read. Thought pattern was scattered at best. Too many unfinished character stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so fun to read! Made me want to appreciate my friends more and make some life changes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It seemed to speak directly to me and I was grateful. It was also inspirational.
ThatGirlWhoReads More than 1 year ago
Terry McMillan is back to writing about what she knows best, strong women taking a leap and reinventing themselves to live their best life. "I Almost Forgot About You" is just that kind of novel. It was engaging and well written and I found it to be very relatable whether you are a woman just starting out in life or are a woman looking to make a change. I will admit that this book was hard to get into at first. I found myself reading a few chapters, putting it down and eventually, I forced myself to sit down and finish it. (“Waiting To Exhale” took me less than one day to read.) The story starts off slow but does pick up toward the end. Of course, there is a big "reveal" about one of her daughter's husbands that you may or may not see coming. Overall, it is worth the read. If you love Terry McMillan, I'd also recommend that you read Author Rasheed Clark's "Stories I Wouldn't Tell Nobody But God," and then, read the sequel, "Cold Summer Afternoon." I didn't believe her when my sister told me about the books, but they will have you up late trying to finish them. Good books, really good books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent book but a tad boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed, cried, smiled, frowned, related to characters, and fell in love with Georgia...shes a BFF keeper
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book as slowly as I could, did not want to finish. Cried though yje last chapters, tears of relef, completion, joy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great novel by a great author! This story helps to restore hope of finding the love that one longs for and deserves. The story also is an inspiration to anyone who wants to begin a new chapter in their life. This book is a great read. Thank you Terry for bringing it to life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She was an excellent storyteller
PrettyGirlReading More than 1 year ago
I was not feeling this. There were some moments when I could not put it down, and some pages that I skipped through because the story got stuck. Too many waves. Felt like she tried to tell every story of every character instead of crafting believable characters. If you need to pass some time (and some pages) this will do. But, overall, NOPE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terry McMillan needs to hang it up. She hasn't written a good book since Waiting To Exhale. Yawn.
Gail-Cooke More than 1 year ago
You could almost say this story is about a mid-life crisis but in the hands of the inimitable Terry McMillan it’s far too zesty, earthy, fresh and intriguing to simply be that. Rather it is a heartwarming story for those who believe in dreaming, love and second chances. Georgia Young is a 54-year-old optometrist with a successful career, good friends and family yet that is not enough. She feels restless, stuck, bored and wants to move on. So, after two failed marriages she decides to make some dramatic changes in herself and will do this by reexamining the loves she left behind. She quits her job, sells her house and travels Canada by train in the hope of discovering what it is she really wants in life. Now, this sounds like an excellent plan but you know what they say about “the best laid plans of..,” Georgia’s meditative journey is interrupted by her feisty 81-year-old mother who has definite thoughts on love, her two stubborn daughters, her frighteningly frank best friends, her business partner, and an assortment of old and new loves. For those of you who have enjoyed McMillan’s books filled with strong, complex women in contemporary times, here’s another to treasure and what a treat to be read by McMillan herself! For those who have yet been introduced to this author’s fictional world, don’t waste another minute!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book puts the reader in a very laid back, relaxed mood and makes you think about making significant changes in your own life in a quest to find a new happiness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Almost Forgot About was such a pleasure to read. Each character was easy to understand and relate to. Enjoyed this book more than I thought I was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terry other books are a page turner having you wonder what's next, so I was excited to read this book but unfortunately it fell a little flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe this was a very good but I wish the ending was better.
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A very disgusting display of language & sex. I deleted it from my NOOK after reading only a few pages. VERY DISAPPOINTING! So sorry I have to pay for it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
navidad_thelamour More than 1 year ago
I received an advance-read copy of this book from the publisher, Crown, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I Almost Forgot About You is the breakthrough new novel from Terry McMillan after her roughly 3-year hiatus from the shelves. A feel-good novel if ever I’ve read one, the writing is witty and flavorful, full of all the spice and sass, reminisces, failures and regrets, personal triumphs and lessons learned that make McMillan’s characters feel like your neighbor next door—like your mother/cousin/sister/aunt who you love to watch and look forward to gossiping with over peach cobbler. You know, the women in your life you can really relate to because they’ve been there/done that and lived to tell about it all. That’s who you’ll find within these pages. It’s always evident that McMillan writes what she knows—that she’s lived it, felt it, cried it, laughed it all herself—because her characters are always life-sized. Not larger-than-life rock stars or spoiled and whiny heroines worried about what nail color to try next, but people you can really see yourself sitting down with for a cappuccino—or a Cosmopolitan. She’s grown with them, infusing her own hard-gained knowledge and life experiences into their worlds, sharing a little piece of herself every time she does so. I’ve always appreciated the ease and grace with which she portrays black women, her protagonists of choice, and I Almost Forgot About You was no exception. If you’re tired of the made-for-TV reality drama and the caricatures of black life, 50+ life and “over-the-hill” life that the media will readily hand you on a platter these days, you can turn here for an upbeat, spunky and humorously wise take on the same. Here you will find lively characters who could fill a room with their banter and who go through more than a few bottles of wine of their trek towards what’s next in their lives. The dialogue and narrative were so realistic that I laughed out loud, for a moment thinking it must’ve been stolen from me and my own girlfriends! McMillan’s writing here was both tender and reflective without being overly emotional. It was a light and entertaining read that told a story worth reading, was peppered with uplifting phrases I wanted to jot down and that was devoid of the melodrama that “coming-of-age”/ “finding-yourself” mid-life crisis fiction can bring to the table these days. It was all the way real, pure and simple. The story line was completely true-to-life in its twists and turns, never coming across as over-the-top or forced. However, it was also littered with events that happened off screen and were dropped like small bombs on the reader during dialogue in an, “oh did you know this happened?” sort of manner, leaving me feeling like I may have missed the path somewhere along the line and ended up at a surprise that was both delightful and a little jolting. Of course, this tactic was used to keep the read interesting, to keep the reader on their toes, but this wasn’t a need-to-be-on-toes kind of read; this was a cozy, hilarious, sanguine, fireplace-and-whole-bottle-of-red-wine read, so that really threw me off—not quite annoying me as a reader, but definitely knocking me off balance in a way that warranted a momentary frown... See the rest of this review at The Navi Review (www.thenavireview.com) and follow the blog on Twitter @thenavireview