Who Asked You?

Who Asked You?

by Terry McMillan (Author)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author…“Remember Getting to Happy, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, you wont likely forget Terry McMillans Who Asked You? either” (Raleigh News & Observer). Betty Jean already has her hands full when her grown daughter leaves her two young sons in her care. In between dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—BJ still manages to hold down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, cant be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. But who asked her?

Who Asked You? is a spellbinding novel by Terry McMillan, a celebrated author renowned for her insightful portrayal of African-American life and relationships. The story delves into the lives of three women grappling with the complexities of love, friendship, and societal pressures, set against the backdrop of 1990s Detroit.

The narrative centers around Cynthia, a thirty-something single mother and talented journalist, struggling to balance her career and her relationship with her ex-husband, Marcus. As she navigates the challenges of co-parenting, Cynthia grapples with her unresolved feelings for Marcus and the desire for a fulfilling romantic connection.

Intertwined with Cynthia's story are the lives of her two close friends, Elise and Darcel. Elise, a successful businesswoman, faces marital problems, questioning her choices and the state of her marriage. Darcel, a vibrant and outspoken artist, battles her own demons, including addiction and self-destructive behavior, as she searches for purpose and fulfillment.

Through the individual journeys of these three women, Terry McMillan weaves a tapestry of emotions, exploring themes of love, friendship, identity, and personal growth. The characters' poignant and relatable experiences resonate with readers, offering insights into the complexities of relationships, the pursuit of happiness, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Who Asked You? invites readers to embark on a thought-provoking journey, examining societal expectations, societal norms, and the search for authenticity. McMillan's exceptional storytelling captivates readers from the first page, delving into the hearts and minds of her characters as they navigate the unpredictable landscape of life.

With its rich character development, poignant dialogue, and exploration of universal themes, Who Asked You? stands as a captivating and thought-provoking read that resonates long after the last page is turned. Terry McMillan's ability to capture the essence of the human experience makes this novel a must-read for those seeking to understand the intricacies of love, friendship, and the pursuit of personal fulfillment.