In her mid-forties, Marilyn Grimes is facing up to menopause (something is DEFINITELY up with her hormones); bored to tears by her responsible but less-than-passionate husband Leon; and feeling the residual strains of having raised three children, great kids, but all of whom leave her feeling anxious all the time. Her mother-in-law, Arthurine, has taken up residence in the Grimes household (accompanied by her beloved, elderly dog, Snuffy) and the needs of her own extended family (particularly her crack-head foster sister) are escalating like mad. No wonder she is feeling tired and hormonal: but everything is interrupted when Marilyn finds out she's not menopausal -- but pregnant.
This is a riotous funny and often very moving look at African American middle class family life and will be eagerly snapped up by Terry's fans.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 02 / 2007
- 129 x 198mm