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Author Terry McMillan on her new novel 'Who Asked You?'

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Terry McMillan's eighth novel 'Who Asked You?'
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Terry McMillan's eighth novel 'Who Asked You?'

Writer Terry McMillan made a name for herself in 1992 with the novel 'Waiting to Exhale,' which spent months on the New York Times Best seller list.

Writer Terry McMillan made a name for herself in 1992 with the novel 'Waiting to Exhale,' which spent months on the New York Times Best seller list.

She followed that up with 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back,' a book about a successful 40-year-old woman who falls in love with a much younger man while on vacation in Jamaica.  That book was turned into a successful film starring Angela Basset and Taye Diggs. 

McMillan is back with her eighth novel called 'Who Asked You?'

It's told from various perspectives, beginning with an older woman named Betty Jean, struggling to survive with a husband who has Alzheimer's. Betty Jean's life is further complicated when her drug-addicted daughter drops off her two sons and then skips town.

Terry McMillan joins the show with more. 

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