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An Evening with TERRY McMILLAN
Date Thursday June 23
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorBob Baldock
African-American author Terry McMillan presents her juicy new novel, "I Almost Forgot About You."
As Amy Tan says, "Terry McMillan's novels have always been about telling the uncensored truth about friends, family, lovers, and oneself. The audience will most definitely find her signature charm, acerbic wit and spot-on depictions of modern life and culture on full display. Terry will be hosted on stage by Sabrina Jacobs, producer of KPFA's public affairs show "A Rude Awakening." Advance tickets for this KPFA benefit available at and local indie bookshops, such as Marcus Books and Moe's and Pegasus. More information -


Thursday, June 23, 2016, 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison, Oakland
Advance tickets: $12 : :: T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Books Inc (Berkeley), Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
S.F. – Modern Times
$15 door

“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 pinacle 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 acceptances, 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

“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 Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and An Unnamed State

For nearly thirty years Terry McMillan has been entertaining readers with novels bursting with warmth, humor, and a fearless, tell-it-like-it-is honesty. Beginning with her acclaimed debut novel, Mama, her New York Times bestselling books include 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 now I Almost Forgot About You, a bold, inspiring story of second chances and next chapters.

Readers will find her signature charm, acerbic wit, and spot-on depictions of modern life and culture on full display.

Host Sabrina Jacobs is the volunteer host and producer of A Rude Awakening, a cultural and political affairs show aired on KPFA. Prior to her own show, she got her start as an intern six years ago and moved on to news reporting.

KPFA benefit
Added to the calendar on Thursday May 5th, 2016 4:27 PM

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