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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.

Critic Reviews

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

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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

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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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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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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Very good book

I enjoyed this book. It was good at the serious moments and had me bust out laughing at funny moments. Would definitely recommend!!!!

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  • Jenny B
  • NC United States
  • 06-09-16

I wish I had a friend like her

Tyler's Madea is a treasure! my favorite section was how it is to get older. It was so funny. Remember, guard your frisbee!

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Loved It!

I have been a Madea fan for years. I have this book already and couldn't resist hearing her read it. she truly is something else. Tyler Perry will always have my support!

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Read as madea!

love this book, was laughing out loud, it's also read as madea, I will be listening to this more than once!

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Enjoyable

Amusing, yet serious look at life. Made a is the aunt or grandma we all need in today's society

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love this audio book

I love love love the way Tyler Perry narrated it in the Madea voice!!! I like how he or she lol teaches you so much but keeps it funny.