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by Terry McMillan

  • ISBN: 0670911992
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Terry McMillan
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Other formats: lit docx txt mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking; First Edition edition (2001)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • FB2 size: 1278 kb
  • EPUB size: 1191 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 804
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And from what I gather, he done let hundreds of women walk through his revolving door for a day or two but then all he do is complain about Don- netta, his ex-wife, who he ain't been married to now going on six years, so most of 'em don't come back. And don't let him get a buzz going. Every other word outta his mouth is Donnetta.

Terry McMillan is the New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, I Almost Forgot About Yo. .

Four of Ms. McMillan’s novels 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.

A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2002) is Terry McMillan's fifth novel. It is about a family in Las Vegas in 1994. Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family

A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2002) is Terry McMillan's fifth novel. Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family. It explores relationships between parents, their children, and siblings.

I recently finished Terry McMillan's A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Penguin, 2002) and enjoyed it from cover to cover. There is no question that Ms. McMillan is a gifted storyteller and this work certainly does not disappoint. I am partial to stories which examine family dynamics, confront their inherent dysfunction, and lead the characters along the road to redemption. A Day Late more than delivered on my expectations.

The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, has shut the door behind him for the last time; and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem determined to send her to her grave, or at least to the hospital with worrying. Paris is divorced, mother to a nearly seventeen-year-old son and the one who always comes to everybody's rescue - although she doesn't have a clue as to how to save herself.

A Day Late And A Dollar Short is a compilation album by the American punk rock band the Queers, released in January 1996 by Lookout! Records. It collects material recorded between 1982 and 1994, most of it with original member Wimpy Rutherford.

Seem like it had kind of a vinegary taste. I ain't complaining, but I was sure in the mood for some fried pork chops smothered in gravy. "I don't fry anything. "Of course you don't, Paris. ay, what I really liked was the dressing on that salad and that crumbilay stuff you made for dessert. It's called creme brulee, Mama. I'm lying next to her in her bed. I'm surprised she's still up. After all, it's almost one o'clock in the morning. We've been playing Trivial Pursuit.

Terry Mcmillan . Contents: 1. The Way I Se. She was having terrible cramps and thought she was in labor, except later on she tells us that the baby hadn't moved in two or three days. The doctors had to induce labor, and the baby was stillborn-a boy. I asked if she wanted me to come there to be with her, and she told me no.

Terry McMillan was born in Port Huron, Michigan on October 18, 1951. She received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, studied film at Columbia University, and enrolled in the Harlem Writer's Guild. Her books include Disappearing Acts, Mama, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, and Getting to Happy. Her books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were adapted as major motion pictures. Her title Who Asked You? made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013. Her books include Disappearing Acts, Mama, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, Getting to Happy, and Who Asked You? Her books Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were adapted as major motion pictures.

Reviews about A Day Late and a Dollar Short (7):
Though the first 5 chapters begin rather slowly, the Price family takes the reader on an enjoyable, non-stop ride. This novel was entertainingly funny and emotionally stimulating... lots of real drama and real tears! The good storytelling by each family member is like sitting in the audience of a comedy club. (LOL)
Viola is the cantankerous, matriarch of the Price family. She introduces the reader to her estranged husband, Cecil, and her 'litter': Paris, Charlotte, Lewis and Janelle. As the grown children emerge with their own voices, the joy, pain, laughter and tears come forth also. When Viola recovers from an asthma attack, she also makes a decision to recover from the mad life she has lived for years. She shocks her husband and children with changes that enhance her value of life as well as her family. Though it's late in her life, Viola's determination propels her to enjoy life to the fullest - for how ever long that may be.
When Viola elevates her lifestyle, her family members benefit also. Eventually, Cecil and the children also make changes in their lives that help them make the most of the 'day' before it is too late for them. Viola 'seals the deal' when she helps bring the Price family together (individually and collectively).
Terry's best since "Disappearing Acts".
I had first saw the film adaptation of this novel. Once I discovered that Terry McMillian was the author of the novel, I thought I had better give it a read and I'm glad I did. I love that she wrote in first person and that we got to see things from different characters' point of views. I also dislike that the characters Trevor and Loretta, were written out of the film adaptation. All in all, I mostly enjoyed reading Viola's letters to Cecil and her children, that bought lots of closure. Ms McMillian, keep up the great work and don't ever stop writing until you're ready to retire!
The first person narrative with the attempt to use the characters colloquial vocabulary makes keeping the characters separate and clear almost impossible. If you get past this, you find characters developing from mean self centered foul mouthed to one's you begin to care about and are happy to learn develop into a loving family with attributes their Mother always knew they had.
I enjoyed this book because I thought the characters seemed real. Maybe over the top at times, but that's life. I liked each chapter written by a different character so I got to know each one deeply. Each had their own complex personality. I especially liked Mama because she tried to deal with each of her children as an individual. In spite of their flaws each character has redeeming characteristics. I read the book and then watched the movie. The book is better by far.
I love Terry McMillan' s books and this one is no exception. The mama, Viola, is both funny and insightful. Being a mom myself, I understand her concerns for her children and the wish that she could straighten out their problems for them. I also liked seeing the 3 daughters and 1 son interact with each other and their own spouses and kids. My only critique would be that the ending seemed too abrupt. But I still really enjoyed meeting all the characters and would like to know how they're doing :D
I am a true Terry McMillan fan I love all her books, cause I can relate to them, in regarding you love your children and you want what's best for them and we all think it or maybe it's just me they get on nerves at times, but we would do it all over again if we had to. The movie was great (lifetime) and I wanted to compare the book to the movie, so far I have enjoyed the book. I got this book used but it was in excellent condition.
I saw the TV movie before I ever read the book, but I enjoyed the book nonetheless. The character's flaws gave life to this family's ultimate journey.
I really liked this book.

The only reason I am giving it only 4 stars is because I could have really done without Lewis and Cecil's chapters. The women's chapters were so interesting, dramatic and suspenseful that turning the page only to read about Lewis or Cecil was totally anti-climactic for me. If Lewis and Cecil were only mentioned in passing during the characters' chapters, that would have been okay but alone, Lewis and Cecil were rather boring and I had to fight the urge to completely skip their chapters.

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