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 by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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

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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by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
     
 

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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

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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 (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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425240854
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
284,747
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and her husband, Phil, live and farm in the Louisiana Delta.

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