In this episode bestselling author Terry McMillan opens up about her early days as an up-and-coming author to ultimately achieving great success.. what art means to her and how her relationship with art has evolved over the years.
Guest Bio: Terry McMillan is an American novelist. Born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan., she discovered her love of literature while shelving books at the local library. She burst onto the literary scene in 1987 with her wildly acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mama, which won the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction award in 1986 and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1987. Terry’s signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made Waiting to Exhale, A Day Late and A Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, Disappearing Acts, and Who Asked You? all New York Times Best Sellers. Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were made into award-winning major motion pictures that proved huge at the box office, and Disappearing Acts and A Day Late and A Dollar Short were adapted into successful made-for-TV movies. Terry was awarded an Essence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Beloved by her fans, Terry’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is known to have contributed to a shift in Black popular cultural consciousness and the visibility of a female Black middle-class identity in popular culture.
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