Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com T:800.838.3006, or Marcus Books, or East Bay Books, or Books Inc. (Berkeley), or Pegasus Books (3 shops), or Moe’s, or Mrs. Dalloway’s, or Walden Pond Bookstore
$15 door, KPFA benefit
photo credit M.J.Smith
Terry McMillan has been charming readers with her exceptional warmth, sharp humor, and fierce female characters for more than thirty years. In her bestselling novels such as Mama, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Getting to Happy, and I Almost Forgot About You, she writes about our daily realities—love and heartbreak, grief and redemption, work, family, friendships—crafting instantly compelling novels that have earned her legions of devoted readers. IT’S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE shows Terry is back and at her best. Her signature style shines in this inspiring story about healing wounds and charting new paths—all with a little help from our friends.
Life is good for Loretha Curry. A successful business woman with a thriving beauty supply store, her devoted husband Carl still worships her and she can always count on her circle of lifelong friends for advice and a good laugh. But when an unexpected tragedy occurs that rattles her entire world, Lo is not sure how she will ever move on. Suddenly it feels like her best days are behind her, but Lo has never subscribed to the belief that it’s all downhill from here. With the support of her loyal girlfriends and newfound connections within her own family, Lo will discover a new strength and slowly begin to put the pieces back together, proving you’re never too old to start over and joy is just waiting to be found —if you know where to look for it.
Featuring an unforgettable ensemble of strong, dynamic women, IT’S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE shows it’s never too late to become who you want to be, that family is worth fighting for, and that our best days are yet to come.
Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Almost Forgot About You, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, The Interruption of Everything, I Almost Forgot About You, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Four of Ms. McMillan’s novels have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale; How Stella Got Her Groove Back; Disappearing Acts ; and A Day Late and a Dollar Short.
Kris Welch is a veteran, a very popular KPFA on-air host, a mother, and a devoted grandmother.