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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

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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)

What Members Say

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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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vik Florida 04-30-17
    Vik Florida 04-30-17 Member Since 2016

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

    Madea tells the truth. She tells it like it is.


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

    I can't pick just one. Tyler Perry has a talent.


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

    Duh - Madea :)


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Grimm 02-20-17
    Grimm 02-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "makes you laugh"

    loved the book. you will laugh and agree with mama D threw the whole book.

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    Monique Frater 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "MADEA!!!!!!!! TYLER MY FAVORITE ACTOR!!!!"
    What did you love best about Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    The fact that Madea shared her story of being a mother. lol


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

    NONE. ONE OF A KIND.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chapter 10.


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

    No. Its too funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Tyler. Write a next book.

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    jc 12-24-16
    jc 12-24-16
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    "You are funny"

    Hello Tyler, Thank you for your humor. I saw you on Td Jakes. I heard you say one day you were going to get rid of madea one day. Do you enjoy doing the character? Or is it difficult for you to do the character?

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    JuJuB 11-06-16
    JuJuB 11-06-16
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    this book had me in tears. i loved it... Tyler Perry did it again. lol laughed out loud while I was listening at our
    work. people thought I was crazy

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    Sherieka 10-26-16
    Sherieka 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    Made me crack up. I just love Madea. I wish she had more books in audio

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    Dre Kingston, Jamaica 10-23-16
    Dre Kingston, Jamaica 10-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!! funny as hell."

    I enjoyed the book. funny as hello. would recommend for anyone. nice lessons too. well put!!

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    Taylor8700 09-02-16
    Taylor8700 09-02-16
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    "LOVE IT A MUST HAVE!!!!!"

    Loved it!! Madea is just like my grandmother & my mother the advice in this book will truly bless you if you pay attention! We need more Madeas in this world! Thank you Tyler Perry!!

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    Gayle 09-02-16
    Gayle 09-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A MUST READ/LISTEN"

    Loved this book. Well read and certainly entertaining. Madea's views on life get you to thinking.

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