I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Almost Forgot About You
on June 7, 2016
Pages: 368 pages
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The #1 New York Times 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 very 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.
If you are over the age of, well that age when you take stock of where you are in life, at some point you probably have had that “what if moment” or is it just me (I doubt it)? That moment is what the main character Dr. Georgia Young has when she takes some time to ponder about “what if” triggered when the daughter of a past relationship shows up by chance in her optometrist office. This brief encounter she has with the daughter morphs into a journey with Georgia thinking about other relationships from her past and then makes the decision to look up the men from those relationships, where else to start this search but on Facebook. The plan is for her to talk to them, see how they are doing and hopefully engage them in conversation to understand a laundry list of items that shaped the person she is now. She is also at a stage in her life where she feels like she might need a change, regarding career and more.
I don’t need to tell you that Ms. McMillan can write an incredible story, based on the undisputed fact that she is the BEST selling author of titles such as “Waiting to Exhale,” Stella Got Her Groove Back, Mama, A Day Late and a Dollar Short and more. We are so happy the movie based on the best-seller “Waiting To Exhale” which HAD to be made (and I watch once a year just to see characters who are so “real like” that when me and my “girls” discuss them, if anyone walks up to us they think we are talking about “real people we know” because we do), is now a classic so I hope someone has the good sense to option. I Almost Forgot About You as well for THE movie because the interaction with Georgia and her 81 soon to be the 82-year-old mother can be the film alone. I loved Georgia’s mom, and her friends Wanda and Violet, all interesting characters with enough spicy drama to move the story along. For me, she does an excellent job of showing us the way she tracks down, meets, and interacts with the men as she seeks out to find out the what and why of the past.
I thought the beginning was slow, but once we see the reason for the look at her past, the interaction with her mother and children coupled with the drama from friends, not to mention the meetings with the men from the past, it picks up and becomes a book that is a page-turner. I also enjoyed reading this story as it reminds me of me and my “girls” and conversations we have about “the what if” and the like.
There is a lot more and with that said I suggest you read this book !!!
Reviewed by: Linda