Saturday 12 November 2016

Book ~ "I Almost Forgot About You" (2016) Terry McMillan

From Goodreads ~ In "I Almost Forgot About You", 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, including 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. 

Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile.

Georgia is in her mid-50s, twice divorced and has a successful career as an optometrist.  Her two daughters are grown and moved away from home.  Though Georgia has some close friends, she's bored and lonely.  She decides to shake things up a bit by selling her house and changing her career ... she just has to figure out what she wants to do now.

She decides to make a list of the men who had meant something to her in the past and let them know what they had meant to her.  She starts to connect with them, including her two ex-husbands who are the fathers of her daughters.  In the meantime, one of her daughters is having marital problems, her other daughter has quit university, her elderly mother is in love and one of her best friends is talking about moving to Arizona.

It's been a while since I've read one of this author's books and I thought it was okay.  It is written in first person perspective in Georgia's voice.  It was a nice change to read a story about a woman who isn't in her twenties or thirties and was my age.  I like Georgia's spirit in trying to find herself but think she kind of sold out at the end (apparently you can't be complete and happy without a man).

I found there were a lot of characters to keep track of, especially the men ... some who stayed in the story and some just past through.  As a head's up, there is a lot of swearing (many many F-bombs) which I thought conflicted with how well educated Georgia and her friends were.

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