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

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

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Overview

View our feature on Tyler Perry's Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings.

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101218037
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 219,110
  • File size: 849 KB

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 number-one hit movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman and its sequels, Madea's Family Reunion and the most recent Madea's Witness Protection.Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is his first book.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    A true joy to read. You will get caught up in 'Madea'

    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!'

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    No good

    Big thumbs down for this one

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2011

    Get Ready!

    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2010

    Great Book !

    This is an excellent book. Tyler Perry really put some effort into this AWESOME book. i would recommend this book to everyone that is interested in broken relationships. GREAT BOOK !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    Love this

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    MADEA WRITES A BOOK

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2006

    If you loved the plays & the movies, check out the book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2006

    what a book

    This book is great. It will make you laugh, cry and remember your childhood.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2006

    You Have to See 'Madea' To Understand 'Madea'

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2015

    To below

    IKR! LOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Don't Make A Blavk Woman Take Off her Earrings

    I think that Don't Make A Black Woman Take Off her earrings is a funny book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2014

    Quote

    "If i come back in here and yo ass aint up ima make you taste the rainbow'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Lamya

    Mable Simmons zint playin fo you need to relize the truth.Ok You Betta Relize

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013

    Madea

    Sit yo a<_>ss down before I knock you In the head! <p> QUOTE FROM MADEA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Tyler perry

    I love your books and madea fans and im a fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Love

    Such a good read itches a must for madia fans

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    TWFAN

    Amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    BYYYYYRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Rad

    I love it

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