March 23, 2007 |
Novelist Terry McMillan is suing her former husband for $40 million, alleging that he tried to smear her reputation during their highly publicized 2005 divorce. McMillan, 55, filed the complaint Wednesday in Contra Costa County (Calif.) Superior Court against Jonathan Plummer, 32, who inspired her bestselling 1996 novel, "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."
July 31, 2005 |
Welcome to the spin cycle: a week in the life of a middle-aged woman. On a typical day, she's working part time at a crafts emporium, taking care of her live-in mother-in-law, fielding calls from grown children (pregnant or in love), trying to determine over the phone whether her mother has Alzheimer's, sending money to her crackhead sister and worrying about whether her sister's young children (200 miles away) have eaten in the last few days.
July 2, 2005 |
That groove that Terry McMillan got back on her tropical vacation, when she met the hot young Jamaican stud Jonathan Plummer, who rearranged all her atoms into a new transcendental orbit? Who inspired the bestseller "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"? Which became the box-office sensation with Angela Bassett and a torso-writhing Taye Diggs? Gone. Worse, gone down low.
June 30, 2005 |
Author Terry McMillan has filed for divorce from the man who inspired the 1996 novel "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," which chronicled the romantic adventures of a 40-ish woman who falls for a guy half her age. In papers filed in Contra Costa County Superior Court, McMillan, 53, says she decided to end her 6 1/2 -year marriage to Jonathan Plummer, 30, after learning he is gay.
April 22, 2001
1 THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER by Amy Tan (Putnam: $25.95) A ghostwriter uncovers her family's anguished past in China as her mother struggles with Alzheimer's disease. Last Week: 1 Weeks On List: 8 2 SILENT JOE by T. Jefferson Parker (Hyperion: $23.95) A young sheriff's deputy, his face horribly scarred, uncovers his mysterious past when he hunts the killers of his adopted father. Last Week: - Weeks On List: 1 3 1st TO DIE by James Patterson (Little, Brown: $26.
February 16, 2001 |
It's hard to believe that it's been only nine years since Terry McMillan started what amounted to a reading and publishing revolution. It was 1992 when her seminal novel, "Waiting to Exhale," struck its first blow among single women who identified with that book's four female protagonists and their search for love. The novel spent more than six months on various bestseller lists and spawned a virtual sub-genre of fiction, the "girlfriend" novel, that influenced everyone from E.