The Interruption of Everything

  • by Terry McMillan
  • Narrated by Lynn Whitfield
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since Terry McMillan's breakout novel Waiting to Exhale surged onto the best seller lists, critics and readers alike have been captivated by her irreverent, hilarious, pitch-perfect tales of women's lives and contemporary issues. With The Interruption of Everything, her sixth novel, McMillan takes on the fault lines of mid-life and family life, reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship, and turns her eye toward the dilemma of how a woman starts to put her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging everyone else.Marilyn Grimes, wife and mother of three, has made a career of deferring her dreams to build a suburban California home and lifestyle with her husband, Leon. She troubleshoots for her grown kids, cares for her live-in mother-in-law, Arthurine (and elderly poodle, Snuffy), keeps tabs on her girlfriends, Paulette and Bunny, and her own aging mother and foster sister...all the while holding down a part-time job. But at 44, Marilyn's got too much on her plate and nothing to feed her passion. She feels like she's about ready to jump. She's just not sure where.Highly entertaining, deeply human, a page-turner full of heart and soul, The Interruption of Everything is vintage Terry McMillan, and a triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path, and living life "by the numbers" never quite adds up.


What the Critics Say

"With her trademark ability to write thought-provoking tales inspired by the lives and loves of contemporary African-American women, McMillan offers another novel sure to resonate with readers grappling with the questions Marilyn poses to herself." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I Listened, and imagined myself there. It's so true to my life, I enjoyed every moment.
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- suzette

Hard to get through

The storyline was so predictable and boring. I really didn't enjoy the book at all. I was expecting more from Terry McMillan, probably based on her recent experience. I will be a little more relunctant to get another book from this author.
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- Pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2005
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio