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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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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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    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


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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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    Sasha 04-02-12
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    "Great Book"
    Where does Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    on a scale of 1-10 the book is a 10


    What about Tyler Perry’s performance did you like?

    The way he switch between characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the section where Madea tells us black ladies about our beauty that we posses


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    Crystal 04-02-12
    Crystal 04-02-12
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    "Epic Comedy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings the most enjoyable?

    Madea's voice, just like the others: Funny and truthful


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

    Dating


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

    yes, just spectacular


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

    Laugh till tears come out


    Any additional comments?

    A must read

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    Dawn Phladelphia, PA, United States 03-14-12
    Dawn Phladelphia, PA, United States 03-14-12
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    "Tyler Perry is the bomb....."
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings the most enjoyable?

    I am a big Madea fan


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

    None this was the funniest stuff


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

    He is using his Madea voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes the about the dirty people and vaseoline


    Any additional comments?

    I laugh so hard I was coughing

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    Grandma Vic Concord, CA, United States 03-06-12
    Grandma Vic Concord, CA, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2013

    Old TV Fan

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    "I laugh till I cried!"
    Would you listen to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings again? Why?

    I have listened to it at least 3 times already. Whenever I don't have another book to listen to I know I will be entertained with this one again and again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This really does not apply because there is only one character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Vaseline - anytime she mentions it I just crack up.


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

    No.


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    Melissa Rockwall, TX, United States 12-19-11
    Melissa Rockwall, TX, United States 12-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Madea at her best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings to be better than the print version?

    I would consider the audio version of this book to be better than the print version. The author performed the book. I say performed because it was much more than a person reading a book. It was WONDERFUL!


    What about Tyler Perry’s performance did you like?

    He performed the book instead of reading it. I haven't enjoyed listening to a book this much since Jim Dale's performance of the Harry Potter books.


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

    I did want to listen to it in one sitting (although I was not able to do so). :)


    Any additional comments?

    If you have seen the Madea movies or plays and always thought they were great except for the fact that they could always use more Medea - this book is for you. It's all Madea all the time!

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    R. Jensen Chubbuck, ID, United States 09-09-11
    R. Jensen Chubbuck, ID, United States 09-09-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Hilarious!"

    I loved this audible!! There can never be enough humor in this world. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the laughs...it's the best medicine!!

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    Jessamond 07-20-11
    Jessamond 07-20-11

    "Sometimes life is hard, and you have to laugh your way through it." ... Madea by Tyler Perry

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    "Life lessons from Tyler Perry"

    Fantastic! I can't stop listening to this book! It is wonderful. Madea is a wonderful woman who does not take any BS, she is happy just the way she is and I learnt a LOT from her on every chapter. Not only this book is hilarious... is life changing.

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