One of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors, Terry McMillan became the empowering voice of a generation of women with her New York Times #1 bestsellers Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Known for “irreverent, pitch perfect tales of women’s lives,” McMillan’s seven bestsellers are rich in fearless wisdom, heart-touching characters and unforgettable stories of friendships, healing, intergenerational bonds and women saving their own lives. A passionate champion of growing older by looking joyously forward, McMillan boldly rejects the concept of “mid-life crisis.” Instead, she evangelizes that anyone, at any age, can “change lanes” to reinvent themselves, overcome obstacles, get out of ruts and pursue postponed dreams. As a speaker, artist and woman of hard-won wisdom, McMillan challenges us to tap into our passions, defeat our demons, take care of our whole selves, and never, ever take happiness for granted. Read More >
It’s Not All Downhill from Here
Take a Risk on Yourself
Literature can Change Lives
Hoping for the day when Labels don't Exist
Put Your Heart Into Your Writing
Terry McMillan Speaks About New Book: 'Getting To Happy'
UNF MLK Scholarship Luncheon
Terry McMillan’s latest novel, It’s Not All Downhill From Here, addresses that challenging moment in life when you feel like giving up and resigning yourself to thinking your best days might just be behind you. Even the strongest amongst us, like McMillan’s protagonist Loretha Curry, struggle with aging, tragedy and change – worst of all, when they all seem to happen around the same time. Drawing on the voices of diverse and powerful women, McMillan weaves together a compelling story of strength and joy in the face of later-in-life challenges, proving that personal empowerment and loving support can see us through the darkest of days into a brighter future than ever imagined. Sure to resonate with anyone who has faced a crossroads in life, this moving talk draws on Loretha’s inspiring journey to show that it is never too late to become who you want to be, that family is worth fighting for and that our best days are yet to come!
"Terry was an absolute delight to work with this evening. Our patrons were so happy she came to talk with us; there were so many compliments and declarations of appreciation for Terry. We had a wonderful time and I really can’t thank APB enough for helping to coordinate the event."
"Terry was amazing and people really appreciated the presentation. I enjoyed her because she is herself. Ms. McMillan is real, dynamic, open, informational, moves you to know who you are and love who you are, be who you are."
“Terry McMillan was wonderful! The event was a huge success. I want to thank both you and Connie for your willingness to work with us and make this event possible. I truly appreciate it!”
"It was a pleasure meeting you! Thank you so much for coming to Canton and sharing your insights with our very enthusiastic audience. We received so many favorable comments from attendees. Again, many thanks!"
"I am writing to, among other things, thank you for gracing the graduating class of South Carolina State University with your presence. I was inspired by your comments on being respectful of all persons (black, white, young, old, etc.) and becoming more community oriented. Thank you for imparting the knowledge of shared/personal experience on us."
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