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    9781101907016 9781524762315 Paperback / softback, Mass market (rack) paperback, $13.50 9781101902592 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US), $23.00 9780399566769 Paperback / softback, Trade paperback (US), $36.00 9781101902585 EPUB 9781101913062 Downloadable audio file 9781101913055 CD-Audio, $54.00
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I Almost Forgot About You
A Novel
By (author): Terry McMillan
Terry McMillan

Imprint:

Crown

ISBN:

9781101902578

Product Form:

Hardcover
Hardcover
English

Audience:

General Trade
Jun 07, 2016
$36.00 CAD
Out of stock indefinitely

Dimensions:

9.5in x 6.5 x 1.2 in | 1.3 lb

Page Count:

368 pages
Crown
FICTION / Women
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 a successful career—aren’t enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to the world.

Story Locale: The Bay Area, CA

Multimillion copy and New York Times bestselling author TERRY MCMILLAN fell in love with books as a teenager while working at the local library. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She lives in Pasadena, California.

Author Residence: Pasadena, CA

Marketing: Massive national advertising campaign including print and online placement

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Extensive social media outreach including advertising, Q&As, and hashtag promotions

Assets created for digital and in-store promotions for all accounts

Widespread book club outreach

Book club kits available including Reading Group Guide

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Promotion on Goodreads.com, LibraryThing.com, and TheReadingRoom.com

Egalley available on NetGalley.com

Academic and library marketing



Publicity: National publicity

National review and feature attention 

National radio campaign

Multicity author tour 



Author Website: www.terrymcmillan.com

Author Social Media: Twitter.com/MsTerryMcMillan (269k fans) and Facebook.com/Ms.TerryMcMillan (354k fans)

Praise for I Almost Forgot About You

ABC Summer 2016 "Must Read"
Library Journal Best Genre Fiction of 2016/African-American Fiction


“The novel is immensely companionable, and Georgia is as alive, complex, inquiring, motivated and sexy as any 25-year-old. Maybe more so.”
– New York Times Book Review

“McMillan paints relationships in joyous primary colors; her novel brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters. Her very best since Waiting to Exhale.”
– O Magazine

“After almost three decades of success and celebrity, McMillan still knows how to please… Self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels, as is the rich and colorful dialogue that make her books so much fun to read. I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes... By novel’s end, you’ll realize what a clever title McMillan has chosen. Georgia’s choices will have readers of a certain age looking at their own lives and agreeing with her that ‘sometimes you know in your heart it’s time for a change.’”
– Washington Post

“McMillan is funny and frank about men, women and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections — 'this is what he gave me' — are powerful and poetic.”
– USA Today

"Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend... Displaying a range of emotions, I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age. Before reading this novel, the “you” in the title may be up for discussion, but in the end, it’s clear McMillan wants readers to look within to find the answers they needed all along."
– Ebony

"McMillan is a gifted storyteller… The cast of characters enriches the narrative, bringing nuance and clarity to scenes and moving the plot along…. Georgia’s story reminds readers who have clocked a lot of living that it’s never too late to reconnect and reflect on the past as they craft the future they want."
– Fort Worth Star Telegram

"The ripple effects from Terry McMillan’s breakthrough in contemporary African-American fiction still influence our daily lives... [I Almost Forgot About You is] much in the same vein of McMillan’s other novels that track Black women’s journeys through self-discovery."
– BLAC Detroit

"McMillan is a master at her craft. Without a doubt, this book will be a hit with anyone who feels stuck in life and is ready to make a move. McMillan has done it again. Get this book and read about Georgia’s journey. This is another book that should be on everyone’s reading list."
– The Baton Rouge Advocate

“In I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan gives us a story about the possibility of change at any age couched in her customary vivacious prose and lush portrayals of character and relationships. Watching 50-something Georgia slowly reinvent herself and find lasting love along the way is a joy to behold. Here is a deeply felt, deeply courageous novel about the courage to face yourself and your past to discover—and create—the future you want for yourself.”
– The Root

"The reader finds herself torn between gritting her teeth at how right McMillan gets the relationships between best friends, ex-spouses, ex-lovers, parents and children and putting the book down to laugh out loud. Run, don't walk and pick up this exuberant summer read."
BookPage

“Nobody does female reinvention better than McMillan… another winner for McMillan’s groaning bookshelf of hits.”
AARP magazine

“McMillan has written an engaging novel with an appealing cast of women... This near-perfect choice for women’s book club discussions will prompt arguments of what makes a guy too good to be true. Stock up with multiple copies.”
Library Journal, starred review

A rambunctious showcase of the bestselling author’s keen ear for language, clear eye for the give-and-take of sex, love, and commitment, and heartfelt faith in happy endings...There’s no better guide than McMillan for this excursion through early-, middle-, and old-age crises, and no better creator of female characters who refuse to give up on dreaming, or looking back to find the way forward in their noisy, messy, joyous lives.”
Publishers Weekly

“Fans of McMillan will welcome this new addition to her oeuvre. Here is McMillan's trademark style in full, feisty effect: strong, complicated female characters, energetic prose, and an entertaining, seductive narrative. A heartwarming story that reminds us of the pure joy of believing in love.”
Kirkus Reviews

“In her signature mode, McMillan has a casual, conversational style that makes her determined female lead warmly engaging and relatable. With humor and a feel-good tone, McMillan reminds readers that it is never too late for love or new possibilities.”
Booklist

“Terry McMillan's novels have always been about telling the uncensored truth about friends, family, lovers, and oneself. Through addictively revealing conversations including an instructive one about the sexual prowess of men who made the A list McMillan's narrator is the ideal running commentator on what smart women do to reach the pinnacle of success and what they must do to get the hell out before it's too late. It's a story about both reinvention and acceptance, told in McMillan's quintessential voice, now even more expansive, prismatically perceptive, and laugh-aloud generous in how we talk about love and all its wonders.”
– Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement

“One of my favorite authors since I read Waiting to Exhale in college, Terry McMillan has done it again with this one. Overflowing with her trademark heart and humor, I Almost Forgot About You will inspire you to live a little bigger. I wish Georgia weren’t fictional—I would find her and befriend her.”
—Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed

“The warmth and wisdom we have come to expect from Terry McMillan are on full display and you won’t be able to walk away from Georgia and her exuberant life. This is that thrilling kind of novel that reminds us how sometimes, fairy tales happen when we least expect them, if only we open ourselves to possibility.”
– Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and An Untamed State

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