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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings Audiobook

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. She's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind. Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry).
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Publisher's Summary

If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of the smash hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. For as long as people can remember, Madea has been in the neighborhood - she's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind.

Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry). Madea covers every topic you want to hear her on, from the art of flirting, to love and marriage (sometimes two very separate topics), and raising kids (including the full story on the bag o' belts). She also opines on beauty tips (featuring her indispensable advice on the miraculous benefits of Vasoline), the healthy choice of a deep-fried diet, and the Bible (including her favorite Bible story, as you have definitely never heard it before) - and pretty much everything else.

Madea has lived quite a life, and she has some stories to tell. And they're all here. As she's fond of saying, "Sometimes life is hard, and you have to laugh your way through it."

©2006 Tyler Perry Inc.; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Inimitable." (Ebony)
"Wicked." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Hilarious." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    Delano Newark, NJ, United States 09-18-12
    Delano Newark, NJ, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2012

    fun!!

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    "Great"
    Would you listen to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings again? Why?

    i would most likely listen again, this is a very funny book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the Vaseline scene


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laughed alot


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    RushL Kingston, Jamaica 09-12-12
    RushL Kingston, Jamaica 09-12-12

    Fun, adventurous and mysterious...just the way I love my books ;)

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    "AMAZING!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to any and everyone who is willing to accept some good advice and who's willing to kick their inhibitions to the curb.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyler Perry is a brilliant writer and an even better narrator.


    What about Tyler Perry’s performance did you like?

    His code-switching between Madea and himself (the deep, rich, sexy voice) was absolute genius.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed soooooo hard


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone with a sense of humor, relationship problems or who is having a bad day needs to listen to this book. Let me take this opportunity to beg Mr. Tyler Perry to narrate another 100 books.

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    siobhan 08-27-12
    siobhan 08-27-12
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    "Enjoy Madea"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings the most enjoyable?

    Its a true to character narrative, it carries depth as to the persona while providing pearls of wisdom for these trying time. I bought vaseline!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I laughed through the whole thing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    To many to mention.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed hard


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    Maria SOUTHGATE, MI, United States 06-26-12
    Maria SOUTHGATE, MI, United States 06-26-12

    M Ingram

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    "Hilarious"

    If your a Madea fan you will love listening to this book. It has you laughing from beginning to end.

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    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12
    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I think I've never really felt that the Madea character was all that funny but, then again, I've never seen all of the movies in which the character was used. I thought the audiobook could be different, but it wasn't.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tyler Perry again?

    Nope.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leah 05-27-12
    Leah 05-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "In need of your Grandmamas wisdom???"
    If you could sum up Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings in three words, what would they be?

    Rules to Remember. All simple wisdom but sometimes life can get in the way of your memory.


    What does Tyler Perry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Simple, the voice of Madea. Madea's voice is half of the entertainment value.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Other than the frequent, "Oh my God, did she just say that?". I laughed a good deal with this audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly recommend this book during your normal traffic filled commute. It will make the time fly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-12
    Claudia Newark, NJ, United States 05-03-12

    I Luv Audible!!

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    "True Words spoken!!!!"
    If you could sum up Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings in three words, what would they be?

    Well Spoken Book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clearly we are missing Madeas in our communities. Madea spoke honestly and she was beyond hilarious


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Madea sure knows how to tell a bible story. her account of the bible was beyond serious.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed continuously throughout this book. Especially about having visitors over and how to treat kids.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anca 04-24-12
    Anca 04-24-12
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    "tyler Perry at its best"
    Where does Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very high on the list of books with useful advice


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    Tyler Perry revealing the origins of the name Madea


    Have you listened to any of Tyler Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laughed a lot while driving


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    dawn.sheppard sterling, VA, United States 04-23-12
    dawn.sheppard sterling, VA, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny funny funny"
    What did you love best about Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    I love this character and Tyler Perry is so authentic that I forget it is him in character. Madea is funny!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the simple wisdom in Madea's approach to life and the underlying good of the message. Be responsible for yourself and don't take any $hit from idiots.


    Have you listened to any of Tyler Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - just as good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes I did,


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    Amazon Customer Camp Verde,AZ 04-17-12
    Amazon Customer Camp Verde,AZ 04-17-12
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    "Couldn't ask for more!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings to be better than the print version?

    Never read the print version but yes because it has the Madea flavor that would be missed if I read it.


    What other book might you compare Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings to and why?

    Incomparable!


    What about Tyler Perry’s performance did you like?

    It was amazing! Tyler Perry continues to amaze me as a play wright, writer, actor, and so much more.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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