I Almost Forgot About You

I Almost Forgot About You

Book - 2016 | First edition
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Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life--great friends, family, and successful career--aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, quitting her job as an optometrist, and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love.
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101902578
1101902574
Branch Call Number: F MCMIL-T
Characteristics: x, 355 pages ; 25 cm

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Katnip89
Jan 24, 2020

I found this book to be enjoyable but not all that interesting. I was annoyed with the dialogue between most of the characters--hostile, maybe? I think she tried to make them sound sassy but like another reviewer mentioned, the characters were one dimensional and I agree. It also wasn't a great representation of the black community; seemed very small-minded and almost arrogant. I couldn't decide if the main character was genuinely kind or actually a little bit of a difficult person.

Hmm, I am not sure I'd give it more than a three if anything.

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Tica77
Nov 04, 2019

Not a great novel but an interesting story about a twice-divorced 55 year-old optometrist looking to getting out of a rut. While putting her home up for sale, she seeks to find past loves to see if they are happy and let them know how they once mattered to her. Parts of the story are quite comical.

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janetnorm
Aug 27, 2019

Kinda boring and repetitive.

athompson10 Mar 18, 2017

This book rambled on and on. The idea is interesting - a fiftyish woman at the crossroads of her life decides to revisit old lovers - but the men all blurred together after a while and the author's habit of jumping back and forth between the present and the time of each boyfriend/lover/husband was jerky and annoying. The one thing that does ring true is the dialogue between the women friends in the book.

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trinkafay
Nov 19, 2016

This was a great premise. She intended to look up all the men she once loved, just to see what they were up to and to wish them well... But geez.... It dragged on and on and on... I finished it but it was a struggle... I would not recommend..

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anacondalily
Sep 24, 2016

A long time ago, I enjoyed reading Terry McMillan's books. But reading I Almost Forgot About You reminded me why I stopped. In this book, her characters are one dimensional, her plotting is sloppy, and the ending was basically dated and felt tacked on and rushed. It begins with a good idea -- catching up with old boyfriends/lovers/husbands to find out what happened to them and to the relationship. However, she loses that thread pretty early on. She doesn't develop any of the supporting characters, so it's really hard to get interested or stay interested in them. Her dialogue is like something a high school student taking her first writing course would write. I was really disappointed.

diamondvixxen Aug 16, 2016

I really enjoyed this novel. It really digs deep into the life of a woman who is so busy taking care of everyone else but herself.

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SaturdayLibrarian
Aug 02, 2016

Terry McMillan has a way of writing female characters that makes them so real and familiar. What begins as a quest to find out what happened to her old loves, takes main character Georgia on her own journey of self exploration. A great summer read!

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tchr9st
Jun 30, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was so real. I felt like I was listening to my Aunt's talk about their past experiences and it really keeps the spirit alive to never settle and go after what you want! Very inspiring!

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ronandlynda
Jun 28, 2016

A Hamilton Spectator Must-Read Books of the Summer 2016: Books for the Beach pick

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