What I’m Reading: It’s Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan
Reviewed by: Joi Mahand
Loretha Curry is living her life like it’s golden—she is turning 68, has an adoring husband, a group of girlfriends she can count on, and a successful business. While she may be getting older, Loretha firmly believes that life, laughs, and fun do not have to stop. Even when tragedy strikes, she proclaims that it is not all downhill from here and she is determined to embrace all that life has to offer.
Terry McMillan has done it again, bringing us a story wrapped in razor-sharp wit, wisdom, and unforgettable characters. McMillan weaves a story of love, loss, and friendship that will make you laugh out loud one minute, and cry the next. Her honest, yet hilarious portrayal of Loretha and her circle of friends as they tackle life’s challenges in the golden years of their lives, reminds us that age ain’t nothing but a number and you’re never too old to change.
It’s Not All Downhill From Here is the perfect feel-good, celebration of life story that we all need right now.