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The Explosive Novel That Introduced New York Times Bestselling Author Terry McMillan Now In A New Trade Edition


10 thoughts on “Mama

  1. Camille Camille says:

    As a huge McMillan fan, I m surprised to be the last it seems to read this awesome book Wonderful character and setting development Of all of her novels, this most deserves movie adaption.I will keep my fingers crossed


  2. Nakia Nakia says:

    My opinion has changed a lot about this book over the years I am very shocked that I read this at 12 years old and was not traumatized by it , and I now completely understand why my mother side eyed me and begrudgingly allowed me to read her copy back then.I think McMillan did a great job for this to be her first novel, though it s obvious that her writing strengthened with Disappearing Acts and Waiting to Exhale Lot of tough and heavy themes, and spunky dialogue Kinda perfect for a book clu My opinion has changed a lot about this book over the years I am very shocked that I read this at 12 years old and was not traumatized by it , and I now completely understand why my mother side eyed me and begrudgingly allowed me to read her copy back then.I think McMillan did a great job for this to be her first novel, though it s obvious that her writing strengthened with Disappearing Acts and Waiting to Exhale Lot of tough and heavy themes, and spunky dialogue Kinda perfect for a book club discussion


  3. Michelle Robinson Michelle Robinson says:

    The family portrayed here made me feel bad, made me wish for better but certainly felt very real I think these are people we all know They may be members of our families I have 3 copies of this book Accidentally, I loaned one out and it never came back to me and I kept replacing that copy, lol This book is just too good not to own It is a far cry from some the superficial books that I have read that have tried to cover similar subject matter, with not as much success.


  4. Kari Kari says:

    this is one of my favorite books i have read this at least five times since 1995 and now own it in hardcover i love the characters and how the author does a great job at creating real emotions and situations for this family and their dynamics i think terry mcmillan s best work


  5. Jo Jo says:

    My Mum bought this for me in 92 when she was at Hillcroft college I remember it was an quick read in terms of pace and a slice of harsh reality in terms of ambition and attainment of creating a better life as a woman on her own The sacrifices, the costs to the soul the choices we make I remember being grateful of my Mum, failings included, and mindful of her struggles in getting us where we were I went on to read Disappearing Acts and Waiting to Exhale and whilst these novels were of the sa My Mum bought this for me in 92 when she was at Hillcroft college I remember it was an quick read in terms of pace and a slice of harsh reality in terms of ambition and attainment of creating a better life as a woman on her own The sacrifices, the costs to the soul the choices we make I remember being grateful of my Mum, failings included, and mindful of her struggles in getting us where we were I went on to read Disappearing Acts and Waiting to Exhale and whilst these novels were of the same style in writing, Ms McMillan wasn t able to recreate the slice of social commentary as Mama Which led me to think her inspiration for the story was a little closer to home than the others


  6. Letoya Letoya says:

    I started reading this book in grade school, after I finding it in the school library, but never finished It wasn t until a few years later that I picked it up again, after my brother brought it home from school I went out, bought my own copy and then passed it around to my mom and sister We all took something from the story and enjoyed it so much, that we took on characters from the book I was given the character Freida whether I wanted it or not who I still have some things in common wit I started reading this book in grade school, after I finding it in the school library, but never finished It wasn t until a few years later that I picked it up again, after my brother brought it home from school I went out, bought my own copy and then passed it around to my mom and sister We all took something from the story and enjoyed it so much, that we took on characters from the book I was given the character Freida whether I wanted it or not who I still have some things in common with to this day It was a step up from being Kelly Bundy Anyway, this book was another family bonding agent that I will never forget


  7. Pamm Pamm says:

    Mama Mildred Peacock, proud black woman She s broke Lives in a poverty stricken neighborhood in a broken down house After a violent fight, she puts out her no good violently abusive husband And rightly so, because even though he didn t have a job, he kept a mistress Mama is 27 with 5 children I loved this book as it was Terry McMillan first novel It was the hottest book back in the day being read by so many Also, though this is a sad situation, Mama is portrayed as one who struggle Mama Mildred Peacock, proud black woman She s broke Lives in a poverty stricken neighborhood in a broken down house After a violent fight, she puts out her no good violently abusive husband And rightly so, because even though he didn t have a job, he kept a mistress Mama is 27 with 5 children I loved this book as it was Terry McMillan first novel It was the hottest book back in the day being read by so many Also, though this is a sad situation, Mama is portrayed as one who struggles to overcome her plight This is an easy very good read


  8. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Whew This is some excellent writing here Probably my favorite by this author I always did hear good things about it so I am not sure what took me so long to read it Its a hard book to read a times the subject matter, not the writing I am happy that Mama s life wasn t ALL bad Sometimes I feel like writers make it seem like someone s life is just all bad all the time And that is definitely true for some folks in real life, especially for poor Black folks, but it gets hard to read sometime Whew This is some excellent writing here Probably my favorite by this author I always did hear good things about it so I am not sure what took me so long to read it Its a hard book to read a times the subject matter, not the writing I am happy that Mama s life wasn t ALL bad Sometimes I feel like writers make it seem like someone s life is just all bad all the time And that is definitely true for some folks in real life, especially for poor Black folks, but it gets hard to read sometimes Glad to see Mama had some good days to go along with the bad I think the part that stuck out to me the most were the moments where Mama wanted to reach out and hug her kids and the kids wanted needed their mom to reach out and hug comfort them but neither had the language to express this Its like Mama didn t have these skills to pass down to her children because they weren t passed down to her I think that is such a powerful observation in families, oftentimes poor or Black ones Its just like life is sometimes so hard you have to put on this coat of armor just to face the world, and sometimes you forget to take it off in your own home Anyway, I enjoyed spending time with this family I wish I could have gotten to know the middle daughters a bit better I think with so may children the book was stretched a bit thin in that we didn t get to know all of them as much as I would have liked And the time jumps were a bit disjointed for my taste I could have spent a good two books with these characters


  9. Nyss Nyss says:

    Terry McMillan is one of my favorite writers This book is honest and raw All men should actually read this The feelings of women can t behonest than this.This is the second time I have read the book but I never got bored I still devoured every word.The thing with McMillan is that her novels are written in such a way that makes you feel like you are having a heart to heart conversation with the characters.She does not care about punctuation or grammar or words She writes the words the Terry McMillan is one of my favorite writers This book is honest and raw All men should actually read this The feelings of women can t behonest than this.This is the second time I have read the book but I never got bored I still devoured every word.The thing with McMillan is that her novels are written in such a way that makes you feel like you are having a heart to heart conversation with the characters.She does not care about punctuation or grammar or words She writes the words the way the characters say it Exhausting to read sometimes but oh so rewarding


  10. Elise Elise says:

    This is the first Terry McMillan book I have read, and it will likely be the last I get it that poverty is a vicious cycle and that it perpetuates ignorance and severely limits people s choices in life, but I couldn t stand any of these characters I was especially bothered with the title character, Mama, who is just plain verbally abusive to her five children who didn t ask to be born This book was somewhat well written except for the all too elementary and obvious names Deadman, Money, etc This is the first Terry McMillan book I have read, and it will likely be the last I get it that poverty is a vicious cycle and that it perpetuates ignorance and severely limits people s choices in life, but I couldn t stand any of these characters I was especially bothered with the title character, Mama, who is just plain verbally abusive to her five children who didn t ask to be born This book was somewhat well written except for the all too elementary and obvious names Deadman, Money, etc because it passed my 50 page test, so I actually completed it, but even my favorite character, Freda, was disappointing and inconsistent There was some suggestion of hope in the book, but it was too little too late after being bombarded with such a display of meanness and stupidity for so many pages This book did little to enlighten about the human condition, and there was no real point to all of the misery, in my opinion