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Terri Schlichenmeyer

Stories by Terri

Book Review: My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise. Your Mom hadn't been feeling well lately,...

Book Review: Where Did Our Love Go

The song always pops up when you least expect it. There you are, minding...

Book Review: 'The Secrets of Happy Families'

Six o'clock, right on the nose. That's when your family sat down for the evening...

Book Review: The Supremes at Earls All-You-Can-Eat

All for one, and one for all. That could've been the motto for you and...

Book Review: Do I Look Like an ATM?

Your child has caught some bug that's going around. He has a terminal case of...

Book Review: The Storyteller

You couldn't sleep without a bedtime story. When you were small, snuggling with your blankie...

Book Review: Dave Bing: A Life of Challenge

No problem. That's been your motto since forever because you've always loved a good challenge....

Book Review: The Amistad Rebellion

History is filled with half-truths, especially about our heroes. Lincoln, for instance, wasn't the stern,...

Book Review: The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

The situation had you flummoxed. You looked at it from every angle, knowing there had...

Book Review: Raising Hell: A Life of Activism

There are people in your community that make it stronger. In many cases, you don't...

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

You've always tried to do best for your family. You make sure everyone's fed nutritious...

Book Review: The Lost Christmas Gift

This Christmas, you'll find lots of surprises beneath your tree. Some of them, of course,...

Book Review: Sexy Little Liar: The Misadventures of Mink LaRue

There's one thing about you that people need to know: When you want something, you...

Book Review: Silent Cry

There are many things you hope to pass forward to your children someday--their father's athletic...

Book Review: Spirit Seeker: John Coltranes Musical Journey

Mom says you ask too many questions. But seriously, how else will you ever learn...

Book Review: Pinned

The boy you like is a very sharp dresser. He always looks so fine. He's...

Book Review: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

For a quiet weekend getaway, there's nothing like a novel. With a novel in your...

Book Review: Concussions and Our Kids

The game, as they say, is the thing. It's the thing at your house, that's...

Book Review: Mimis Village

So how are you feeling today? If you're feeling well, that's great! But think about...

Book Review: Its Complicated (But It Doesnt Have to Be)

When you think about your future, you can see yourself clearly. You'll have a great...

Book Review: Divine Intervention

You're a person who knows what she wants. You can make up your mind in...

Book Review: Blair Underwood presents South by Southeast

It should have been a dream job. You'd wanted to work at that business since...

Book Review: Charlys Epic Fiascos

"No" is a foreign word. It's something you simply cannot understand. It just doesn't...

Book Review: Fire in the Ashes

Everybody looks different, but they haven't changed a bit. The classmates at your reunion got...

Book Review: The Courage to Hope

Some days, you get a little bit of exercise. You hear a good story, and...

Book Review: Making Marriage Work

One of your friends dropped a bombshell the other day: she's getting divorced. You almost...

Book Review: Creeping with the Enemy

One of your friends is about to do something extremely dumb. She never was one...

Book Review: Devils Wake

How--and when--will the world end? Depending on what (or who) you believe, it's coming sooner,...

Book Review: The King of New Orleans

You were practically pinned to your seat. They called it a smackdown, but you knew...

Thats Whats Up!

What do you do about The Mean Girl in school? You know who she is....

The Re-Education of the Female

So you say you've dated plenty of losers. You've done everything right, but these days,...

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

For 13 years, you've worked and waited for this time to come. You've endured lectures...

Pleasure

"I'll wash out your mouth with soap if you say that word again!" Remember hearing...

Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

If you were old enough to vote this coming November, which candidate would you choose?...

Cake

Whom do you trust? It's an easy question, the answer of which is probably your...

Maneater

Maybe you go way back to grade school or before, or maybe you met on...

Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America

Right now, as you read this article, history is being made. For the first time...

Drama High: Keep It Movin

Ever since you were old enough to know, it's been your one dream: Wheels. Four...

Whiskey Road

Meeting the family. It's a simple event, really, but it's the cause of about 14...

Mama Rocks Rules

Little brats. Those two words best describe so many kids you know, and it's not...

First Dog

What do you do when you've lost something and you need to find it quick?...

Dont Let My Mama Read This: A Southern-Fried Memoir

Let's say it's Saturday night and you're at home with no particular plans. Dinner...

Dear Success Seeker

Failure is not an option. When you put your heart and soul into something --a...

The Sound of Freedom

You do it without even thinking about it. You hum around the house, sing to...

Brain Surgeon

You caught the news last night and it was enough to make your head pound....

Promise Kept

Ever since you realized that you would grow up someday, you've been eagerly reaching for...

One Hen

"Save your money if you want it that bad." Ever hear that from Mom or...

Flipping the Script

How long have you had your BFF? If you've always gone to the same school,...

Cooked

When you were a kid, you had some dreams about what you wanted to do...

Expect to Win

Around the country, some 6 million people are out of a job. You're not one...