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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings | [Tyler Perry]

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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    Elijah Mathew smith 08-20-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Absolutely Hysterical"

    This book is absolutely hyterical. Tyler Perry is a genious. I have always loved his accounts of Madea, the bigger than life, grandmotherly Black woman in charge of her life and those around her. She is often my hero (chuckle), for who hasn't thought at one time or another to be a pistol-packin' mama or to order our kids into submission! I laugh every time I think about it. What made this book exceptional and a must listen rather than reading the hard copy, is that Tyler Perry narrates the book himself with his ever-familiar voice of Madea. This book starts as a memoir of Madea's life that shocked and thrilled me for it's hillarity. My niece and I both listened at the same time, just to call each other and laugh hysterically at each and every account conveyed by Madea. The book leads to advise for the reader on such things as child-rearing, visiters, and money. Every page is a surprise. Tyler can shock even those of us with the sickest sense of humor. I even have to continually laugh at Madea's mispronunciation of words and her critiques on how people misspeak the English language. TOOOO Funnny!!!! I have read it twice already, and keep it on my MP3 player so I can get a quick laugh at any time I need it, for any place I listen in on is a gut buster. I loved this book!!!! What more can I say. I simply loved it! And I'm laughing once again at just the thought of it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    KC 03-19-07
    KC 03-19-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Getting the Audiobook was the best choice"

    If you are already familiar with Tyler Perry or 'old school' you will be pleased. Having some of both helps you really relate to the humor and his customary good advise.

    The biggest plus is that BOTH Tyler Perry AND Madea are reading it. So reading the hardback would not have nearly the same affect as hearing this duo by audiobook. This was the best choice.

    I'm really enjoying it.

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    Daphne Parkville, MD, USA 03-05-07
    Daphne Parkville, MD, USA 03-05-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Crazy Crazy Crazy Mother Dear"

    I loved all of the plays and movies, but to hear Madea on audio was hilarious. Tyler makes valid points in a humorous way. I hope he makes another audio book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Smith Newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12
    David Smith Newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This Audible is so funny. Lots of drama."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings to be better than the print version?

    Yes I prefer the audio version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Madea. She tells it like it is. She is very straight forward.


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

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vivian Douglas newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12
    Vivian Douglas newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12

    its me ya'll!

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    "its great!"
    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 loved the way she explained different situation and how she was able to get her message across. it was affective.


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

    the part i found most memorable was when she was saying not to hate on the ugly guys cause ugly men serve a great purpose....lol


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

    yes it was and i did listen in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    i strongly recommend this book...truly hilarious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda Charlotte, NC, United States 03-01-11
    Yolanda Charlotte, NC, United States 03-01-11
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    "Laughing with Madea!"

    Absolutely and undeniably MAG-nifi- Cent ! I suppose I wouldn’t have take as much pleasure in it from merely reading it. There was something about having the chance to listen to Madea’s voice that put the fun in funny. It reminded me of Tyler Perry’s plays when Madea goes into her didactic discussions. I love it! Really enjoyed her wisdom or as she would say her wisedoms lol. It’s a must hear especially when all hell is breaking lose. Pop out a bottle of wine and laugh with Madea!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Baytown, TX, USA 08-29-08
    Jessica Baytown, TX, USA 08-29-08
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    "Cute funny listen . . ."

    This was cute because the author really sounds like an old black woman. You forget it is a guy talking. A little tedious at the end when she seems to be lecturing on behavior, and has a few four letter words- which I did a search looking specifically for clean comedy. Oh well, over all pretty funny.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L Guptill NH 05-14-14
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    "Funny, funny, funny! If you need a laugh, get this"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings the most enjoyable?

    Tyler Perry as Madea is so funny, and will make you laugh and shake your head throughout this audio book. So well done.


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

    How can I compare Madea to anyone else? Not possible. She is unique, yet she is very recognizable.


    Which character – as performed by Tyler Perry – was your favorite?

    Madea is my favorite.


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

    I would slough off all of my responsibilities to be able to listen to this book in one sitting. However, in little snippets while driving, or doing errands, this will put a smile on your face.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more like this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael United States 12-13-13
    Michael United States 12-13-13

    I'm Hungry! FEED ME!

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    "Truth and Comedy at the same time."
    Would you listen to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings again? Why?

    I definitely would. She shows common sense that you don't usually see.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else? MADEA!


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

    The feeling of a real Madea.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mother Dear


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    debra richmond, VA, United States 08-12-13
    debra richmond, VA, United States 08-12-13

    Listen and learn. Life is an adventure. Have fun, laugh, and love thy neighbor. Life is too short not to have a good time. Bye

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    "This woman is crazy. Couldn't stop laughing!"

    When I need to laugh, just call on Madea. She is simply crazy. I love Madea.

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