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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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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.

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Great book . I love listening to it multiple t

Great book. I love listening to it over and over again. Madea is great!

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funny

love it. very funny and easy to listen to. inspired me to do a lot of thinking about my life.

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Great , entertaining, funny, wise... Just great!

Great! It has been fun and enlightening! I work traveling and it was a great companion.

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good read

loved it this book was the truth and I loooove Madear..Tyler Perry is the best...

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Love,laughter, and wisdom

In this book Madea takes a little time to sit down and give her thoughts and advice on different subjects. If you a fan I would suggest you listen to this book. It will make you laugh and think.

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something to laugh at and lessons learned

love it but I like stories with characters. Tyler Perry's voice is calming and sweet.

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WARNING: Put your DEPENDS on before listening!

No topic is taboo for Madea! And wbether you want her advice or not, she'll make sure you take heed and learn what you need to know from her personal experiences, which she delivers with the fervor of a Southern evangelist at a revival meeting under a tent (Hallelujah and Amen!!). This is Tyler Perry at his best -- witty, hilarious and wise.