The last week of the month means it’s time for The Stacks Book Club. This month we’re joined again by author, poet, and podcast host, Nichole Perkins (Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be) to discuss Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan. On this episode we talk about the ways the book (and movie) have and haven’t aged well, the depiction of friendship between Black women, and the lasting legacy of this modern classic.
There are minor spoilers on this episode.
Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what The Stacks Book Club pick for November will be.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
- Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be by Nichole Perkins
- Waiting to Exhale (Forest Whitaker, 1995)
- Angela Bassett
- Loretta Devine
- Whitney Houston
- Buns of Steel (2011)
- Richard Simmons
- Hot Topic
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back by Terry McMillan
- Forest Whitaker
- Gregory Hines
- “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” by Whitney Houston
- Waiting To Exhale (Original Soundtrack Album) (1995)
- Mary J. Blige
- “Not Gon’ Cry” by Mary J. Blige
- Soul Food (Soundtrack) (1997)
- Love Jones: The Music (1997)
- “Love & Basketball: Music From The Motion Picture” (2000)
- “The rocky history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Arizona” (Corbin Carson, KTAR News)
- Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- Dick Clark
- Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan
- Sanaa Lathan
- Wesley Snipes
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Toni Morrison
- “The Most Likely Person to Read a Book? A College-Educated Black Woman” (Philip Bump, The Atlantic)
- God Don’t Like Ugly by Mary Monroe
- God Still Don’t Like Ugly y Mary Monroe
- E. Lynn Harris
- Eric Jerome Dickey
- Sister Souljah
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg, 1985)
- Nicki Minaj
- O. J. Simpson
- “If I Was Your Girlfriend” by Prince
- “03′ Bonnie and Clyde” by Jay-Z Featuring Beyonce
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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