Why are some of the older women in Terry McMillan’s novels described as matriarchs?
What does McMillan suggest are the major flaws of black men? Which male characters in her fiction have the characteristics that make or would make them good husbands?
How does sibling rivalry function in McMillan’s novels?
McMillan is often praised for her use of humor. How do her characters use humor to deal with their disappointments?
How does McMillan show friendship between women as a liberating force in their lives?
Why do you think McMillan’s works are so popular with women readers? With African American women?