I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You

A Novel

Book - 2016
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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, 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Crown, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781101902578
Characteristics: x, 355 pages ;,25 cm.

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athompson10 Mar 18, 2017

This book rambled on and on. The idea is interesting - a fiftyish woman at the crossroads of her life decides to revisit old lovers - but the men all blurred together after a while and the author's habit of jumping back and forth between the present and the time of each boyfriend/lover/husband was jerky and annoying. The one thing that does ring true is the dialogue between the women friends in the book.

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Khi5ive
Dec 07, 2016

Probably due to me belonging to a younger crowd, the was the first book that I read by Terry McMillian. It wasn't until I was done that I realized shewas reponse for other great works such as "Waiting to Exhale". This book was amazing and I feel like she did such a special job delivering everything that a new or old reader would be looking for from her. It had a beautiful beginning and an even better ending. I was very happy with the book and it only took me a day to finish it. Needless to say, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good book. II'm happy to have purchased it!

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trinkafay
Nov 19, 2016

This was a great premise. She intended to look up all the men she once loved, just to see what they were up to and to wish them well... But geez.... It dragged on and on and on... I finished it but it was a struggle... I would not recommend..

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anacondalily
Sep 24, 2016

A long time ago, I enjoyed reading Terry McMillan's books. But reading I Almost Forgot About You reminded me why I stopped. In this book, her characters are one dimensional, her plotting is sloppy, and the ending was basically dated and felt tacked on and rushed. It begins with a good idea -- catching up with old boyfriends/lovers/husbands to find out what happened to them and to the relationship. However, she loses that thread pretty early on. She doesn't develop any of the supporting characters, so it's really hard to get interested or stay interested in them. Her dialogue is like something a high school student taking her first writing course would write. I was really disappointed.

diamondvixxen Aug 16, 2016

I really enjoyed this novel. It really digs deep into the life of a woman who is so busy taking care of everyone else but herself.

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SaturdayLibrarian
Aug 02, 2016

Terry McMillan has a way of writing female characters that makes them so real and familiar. What begins as a quest to find out what happened to her old loves, takes main character Georgia on her own journey of self exploration. A great summer read!

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tchr9st
Jun 30, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so real. I felt like I was listening to my Aunt's talk about their past experiences and it really keeps the spirit alive to never settle and go after what you want! Very inspiring!

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ronandlynda
Jun 28, 2016

A Hamilton Spectator Must-Read Books of the Summer 2016: Books for the Beach pick

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brangwinn
Jun 01, 2016

I loved this book. Perhaps because I identified with it. Although I didn’t have as many romantic partners as Georgia and happily married, I have wondered often about people in my past. I’ve just never had the courage to find out what happened to them. As usual, McMillan’s characters and funny, engaging, sad---just like the regular people I know. McMillan’s writing draws the reader in and time passes quickly while reading. At the end of the book, all I can say is “You go, Georgia, and don’t let your passion and this wonderful new lover disappear.”

jpainter Apr 18, 2016

Approaching her fifty-fifth birthday, successful Dr. Georgia Young's life is in a holding pattern. How should she get back in touch with who she really is? How to plan and make a different life? By connecting again with her past, can she cobble together a future? A crazy idea unfolds: to find all of her ex-loves, let them know how they've touched her heart, and hopefully learn more about who she is, inspiring new dreams and plans. Georgia's extended family and friends are flawed, loving, squabbling, quirky, and as wrapped up in their own lives as Georgia is in hers -- totally believable and human. I was pulled into McMillan's web of interconnected lives and read this book quickly to find out how rediscovering herself and love would turn out for Georgia. I found hope and humor to carry with me.

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