As one of the greatest people to ever come across a pen, Terry McMillan is at the top of her class. And today, we want to wish her a happy 60th birthday!

This Michigan native has captivated the hearts of people everywhere through characters we’ve grown to love.

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Named a New York Times best-selling author, McMillan has written nine novels capturing who we really are as Black women — from “Waiting to Exhale” to “Getting to Happy.”

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Today, as she blows out 60 candles, we wish this candid, tell-it-like-it-is sister-girl a happy birthday!


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