Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind

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The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! returns with more helpful how-to's and keen observations from Dixie.

Guided by principles from the ancient Belle Doctrine, the host of radio and television's All Things Southern offers down-home advice on everything from health and fitness-managing thy caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndrome (aka hot flashes)-to the Southern art of handling your man...

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Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind

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Overview

The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! returns with more helpful how-to's and keen observations from Dixie.

Guided by principles from the ancient Belle Doctrine, the host of radio and television's All Things Southern offers down-home advice on everything from health and fitness-managing thy caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndrome (aka hot flashes)-to the Southern art of handling your man (Bubba Whispering). Whether giving business tips or debunking the Big Boned Theory, making political observations or celebrating the inevitable resurgence of big hair, Shellie is an adviser women can relate to and laugh with regardless of their age or which side of the Mason-Dixon they call home.

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The bestselling author ofSuck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On!(2008) continues the tradition of generously bestowing her grand ol' insight into all things Southern.

Tomlinson's graceful ability to sensibly break down the difference between "normal crazy" (piercing your nose) and "straight running crazy" (piercing your private parts) is appreciated. She rails on topics such as modern-day potty training and reaffirms the importance of being a lady at all times, at any cost. Sometimes it seems as though random stories are included for no other purpose than to take up space on a page, but Tomlinson's dialect ("I'm as busy as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs myself") is by and large engaging and peppery enough to make readers wish they were sitting on a porch in the heat sipping a tall, cold glass of sweet tea. Tomlinsonintersperses her southern-fried yarns with a collection of recipes to match, more than a handful of which include "The Holy Trinity of Southern Cooking" (one cup each chopped onion, bell pepper and celery). Most enjoyable are the author's inclusion of reader-generated material,which recount her fans' own Southern Mama-isms, such as "I'm going to pinch your head off and spit in the hole." Why? "Because spit burns!"

A little bit redneck and a whole lot of charm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425240854
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 811,684
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue 1

1 She Got Those Heavy Legs from Her Mama's Side 5

Thoughts on Fitness, Health, and Self-Improvement with Sensational Salads to Baby Your Curves

2 The Science of Bubba Whispering 43

How to Train a Bubba with Main Dish Recipes He'll Sit Up and Beg For

3 Normal Crazy vs. Straight Running Crazy 83

Southern Insight on the Absurd with Bread Recipes That Rise to the Occasion

4 Self-Cleaning Underwear, an Idea Whose Time Should Never Come 119

Time Management and Business Development Tips with Casserole Recipes to Beat the Clock

5 Ya Southern Mama Is Following You on Twitter 155

Thoughts on Manners and Social Media with Snacks to Please Any Crowd

6 Paulette the Pundit, Lord Help Us One and All 193

Political and Economic Observations with Soup Recipes to Stretch the Family Budget

7 Rein It In, Geraldo 233

Regional Showdowns with Side Dishes and Vegetable Recipes to Iron Out Our Differences

8 Parties, Presents, and a Missing Bubba Perched in a Deer Stand 263

Holiday Survival Tips with Dessert Recipes for Your Sweeties

9 If All Else Fails, Laugh 295

Miscellaneous Thoughts from The Belle of All Things Southern with This and That Recipes to Add to Your Bag of Tricks

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

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    laugh and enjoy yourself while learning some valuable truths

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has a new book, "Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy" published by The Penguin Group. "The Belle of All Things Southern dishes on men, money and not losing your midlife mind."

    Let's be realistic Northerners and Southerners are different: they walk at different speeds, they talk at different speeds and they cook and eat things differently. Keeping that in mind Shellie Rushing Tomlinson takes us on a journey into what it is like to be Southern even if we are not and how to enjoy it. This is a light hearted approach to life so get ready to laugh and enjoy yourself while learning some valuable truths.

    "Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy" is broken up into nine sections, some of which are: health and fitness, how to tell the difference between "normal crazy" and "straight running crazy," time management, manners, politics and economics and even "Bubba Whispering" (understanding and relating to your man). On top of everything Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has thrown in some very delicious recipes added for good measure.

    SRT Sue Ellen's Facebook Party

    To celebrate the Sue Ellen's release, Shellie is having a Facebook Party! Join Shellie and the gang on June 2nd at 5:00 PM PST (6 MST, 7 CST, 8 EST) for a Southern style shin-dig! She'll be dishing on Bubba Whispering, debunking the Big Boned Theory, and how to manage going Straight Running Crazy. If you don't know what any of that is, then be sure to pick up a copy of the book (Not necessary to join the fun! Who knows - you might win a copy!) and join us at 5:00 pm on June 2nd at Shellie's Facebook page. And tell your friends - she's giving away copies of her books and some great gift certificates.

    Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is owner and publisher of All Things Southern and the host of the weekly radio show All Things Southern as well as a weekly video segment by the same name. Listeners also hear Shellie in her All Things Southern radio segments aired across the South. Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in Newsstar and a monthly print and online column for Lousiana Road Trips.

    If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand.

    To listen to 24 Christian music please visit our internet radio station Kingdom Airwaves

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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