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Bet I know what the top reason will be

Terry McMillan’s next book is a compendium of graduation tips. Or something, enough to fill a mere 32 pages of type, in any case. So let’s have a few suggestions, shall we?

11. Find your favorite topic and stick to it. For some, it’s politics, for others, it’s railing against why black men are such dogs.

8. Exhale. A lot.

4. Go on a fabulous Caribbean vacation and get Angela Bassett to play you in the movie.

2. Never give in, even if demands are perfectly rational and reasonable and you don’t see it.

1. Have the last laugh by writing a fictionalized tell-all about your gay husband and messy divorce.

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