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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life
     

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life

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by Tyler Perry
 

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In 2005, Tyler Perry took Hollywood by storm. The movie he wrote, produced, and starred in, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, opened number one at the box office and went on to gross more than $50 million. In its first week on sale, the DVD sold 2.4 million copies.

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In 2005, Tyler Perry took Hollywood by storm. The movie he wrote, produced, and starred in, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, opened number one at the box office and went on to gross more than $50 million. In its first week on sale, the DVD sold 2.4 million copies. At the same time, Perry was starring nightly across the country in a soldout stage show he'd also written, produced, and scored-Madea Goes to Jail-even as another one of his productions, Meet the Browns, was touring nationally. Every week in 2005, 35,000 people saw a Tyler Perry production. His second feature film, Madea's Family Reunion, opens in theaters in February 2006. Now, this triple-threat actor/playwright/director, has written his first book, and it features his most beloved, most irreverent creation: sixty-eight-year-old grandmother Madea Simmons.

Madea is at the center of all of Tyler Perry's work, and she's always unfailingly outspoken, dead-on, and hilarious. But in Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings, Madea shares more than she ever has before- about herself, and about what she thinks of everyone around her. The topics inimitably covered by Madea (a term of endearment for "Mother Dear") include love and marriage, child-rearing, etiquette and neighborliness, beauty tips, health tips, financial tips, the Bible and the church, and, of course, gun care. She's brazen, feisty, and never at a loss for words, but at the heart of everything she says- and at the heart of all of Perry's work-is a resounding message of faith and forgiveness.

Shockingly hilarious, surprisingly moving, and as rousing and inspiring as a great gospel show, Madea's words of wisdom, memories, and straight-up in-your-face advice will be cherished by Perry's numerous fans- and it all comes just in time for Mother's Day. Tyler Perry is about to take the publishing world by storm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101218037
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
366,432
File size:
868 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tyler Perry is a playwright, producer, director, composer, and actor. He is the creative force behind ten theatrical productions that have toured nationally. He is also the writer, producer, and star of the recent number-one hit movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman. His second feature film Madea's Family Reunion, which he wrote, produced, directed, and stars in, is scheduled for release in February 2006. Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is his first book.

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Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being one of Mr. Perry's biggest fans, I was anticipating the release of this book. I must say I was not dissapointed. Once again Madea has made us take a hard and comedic look at ourselves. I have now passed it on to my two teen-aged daughters to read and I know they will enjoy it as much as I did. Keep up the good work Tyler, and tell Madea 'You go Girl!'
Deja Carter More than 1 year ago
Now if your a fan of Tyler Perry and his work of art with creating epic and amazing movies, then you will be a fan of this story which of course includes the one and only Madea. VERY FUNNY. This is one of thise storys were the persob doesn't beat around the "bush",its simply straight foward but Agreable at the same time. =D
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It will make you laugh, cry and remember your childhood.
QueenRu More than 1 year ago
This book is a MUST read. I saw myself 3 generations before me and my children and future grandchildren in this book. If you have ever seen any Madea movie movie or play you can hear her voice and see her talking to you as you read this serious, funny, and true commentary. I have finished it and have started passing it out for ALL the ladies in my family to read.
Zelda More than 1 year ago
I'm reading this book for the second time. This is one of my absolute favorite reads... I've given it to 2 other people for gifts and they have loved them as well... Anyone who loves Tyler Perry's Madea, this is a MUST READ
fashionfoward13 More than 1 year ago
this book is about madea's commentaries, on life and love and other things... a laugh out loud book,a must read, if you're a fan of MAdea
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen the plays, I have seen the movies, and I am looking forward to reading the book. Madea is such a fun loving character, at times she reminds me of my own grandmother. Just the facts of life she gives you. She is full of life and adventure, so you can't go wrong reading this book. It will more than likely have you crying one minute, and laughing the next, just like the plays, and movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have pre-ordered this book which I have been anticipating since Tyler Perry announced that he was writing it. As a collecter of five of Tyler Perry's Plays on DVD: 'I Can Do Bad By Myself', 'Diary Of A Mad Black Woman', 'Madea's Family Reunion', 'Madea's Class Reunion', and 'Meet The Brown's' as well as 'Diary Of A Mad Black Woman' (the movie), you have to understand where this character is coming from. It used to be a time when the elderly women in our neighborhoods were highly respected. If one of them saw you doing wrong, they would speak to you about it and you'd better listen! She had no problem telling your parents that she had to speak to you. Growing up, we learned to respect our elders. It's like Tyler Perry has stated, and I'm paraphrasing it - We don't have many women around like 'Madea' anymore. Nowadays, grandmothers are their late 30's, in the clubs enjoying themselves. 'Madea's' character can be outrageous but this character has a heart. This is how Tyler Perry sees it, and how I know it to be. 'Madea's' approach is comedic and shocking at times, but when you really think about it, 'Madea' is just telling it just like it is. Back in the day, Black females were known to take off their earrings (and shoes too) before engaging in any altercation. That was just how it was. I'm sure that this book will make for entertaining as well as enlightening reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that Don't Make A Black Woman Take Off her earrings is a funny book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"If i come back in here and yo ass aint up ima make you taste the rainbow'
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Mable Simmons zint playin fo you need to relize the truth.Ok You Betta Relize
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I love your books and madea fans and im a fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good read itches a must for madia fans
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Amazing
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I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love madea so much all of her movies and this book
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Who tought u to spell fabolus.........i jus did ha......ha......ha.......ha bicth
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I like madea
BRI8LLOLAW More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!! TYLER PERRY DOES A WOONDERFUL JOB!!! I LAUGHED OUT LOUD MORE TIMES THAN I CAN SAY!
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