It's Not All Downhill from Here by Terry McMillan audiobook

It's Not All Downhill from Here: A Novel

By Terry McMillan
Read by Terry McMillan

Random House Audio 9780593153444
10.15 Hours Unabridged
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale   “McMillan brings her signature wit and wisdom to It’s Not All Downhill From Here.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course.

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New York Times bestseller

A People Pick of the Week

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from Terry McMillan, the bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale   “McMillan brings her signature wit and wisdom to It’s Not All Downhill From Here.”—O: The Oprah Magazine Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but Loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

McMillan . . . has a gift for creating characters who face serious problems and still have the ability to laugh at themselves. . . . If getting older is this joyful, despite the painful losses, bring it on. O: The Oprah Magazine
This is a story of the power of women and the inspiring lives they lead. She Reads
This baldly honest, laugh-out-loud story . . . will remind you of just how healing friendship can be. Good Housekeeping
A deeply moving book that gently balances the realities—both personal and societal—of aging with a hopeful message: It’s never too late to change how you’re living your life. Salon
This is another winner from McMillan. BookPage
Lively, perceptive . . . McMillan writes with a staggering depth of feeling, credibly capturing the characters’ emotions as she unpacks their interpersonal conflicts. This delightful novel balances inspiration for renewal with the hard facts of aging. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
[A] warm, winning novel. AARP
I couldn’t put this book down. Not only would I recommend it to others, but I already handed it off to my mom for her to read next. BuzzFeed
For a dose of joie de livre and can-do spirit, look no further than Terry McMillan’s latest celebration of strong women and sisterhood. . . . Poignant, funny and full of life, this is a balm for troubled times. People
The novel skillfully renders the bonds between multiple generations of women. . . . It’s Not All Downhill From Here is a funny and honest portrait of a woman, late in life, finding second chances. Like a time-tested friendship, the novel comforts. San Francisco Chronicle
McMillan proves once again that she is a skilled master at writing dialogue for strong, intelligent women who know how to laugh in the face of tragedy instead of being consumed by it. Associated Press
A hopeful and hilarious novel that women of all ages can relate to. Travel & Leisure
“Every situation in It’s Not All Downhill from Here is actually uphill. We go along for the ride with Lo as she pushes, prods, and pedals slowly to gradual solutions for everyone.” Los Angeles Review of Books

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Author Bio: Terry McMillan

Author Bio: Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan is the author of a number of bestselling novels, including is the #1 New York Times bestsellers How Stella Got Her Groove Back and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. Four of her novels have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Disappearing Acts, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 10.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English