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Terry McMillan (October 18, 1951) is an American author.
- I'm not trying to be Toni Morrison or Katherine Anne Porter or Virginia Woolf. I'm not trying to do anything except tell stories.
- On being content with the genre that she writes in in “INTERVIEWS: Terry McMillan—Crisis management” in Book Page (August 2005)
- I would say that I write out of frustration. If I were a witch, I would twitch my nose and fix it all and make things easier for all of us. That's what's underneath it.
- On why she writes in “INTERVIEWS: Terry McMillan—Crisis management” in Book Page (August 2005)
- …A lot of women write about messy, complex and complicated things. Our lives and experiences as women are complicated, and very dense, and on some levels, I think more multidimensional, because we have a whole lot more to deal with. Men don’t have periods. They don’t have babies, and nowadays they don’t have to worry about just taking care of a family. We women do all of that. And so, I find on some levels, our lives are a little bit more interesting…
- On being insulted by the term “chick lit” in “An Interview with Terry McMillan” in Read It Forward (2016)
- Life is a lot of stops and starts, but when you get in your 50s, you see there is a finish line, and I want to go out sliding into home.
- On reaching your 50s in “Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself” in NPR (2016 Jun 21)