9781594489211

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

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    9781594489211

  • ISBN10:

    1594489211

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-04-11
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY TYLER PERRY IX
INTRODUCTION BY "MADEA" MABEL SIMMONS XV
PART ONE THE MAKING OF MADEA 1(22)
PART TWO MADEA'S SECRETS OF ROMANCE 23(18)
PART THREE MADEA ON LOVE AND MARRIAGE (OFTEN TWO COMPLETELY SEPARATE TOPICS) 41(28)
PART FOUR KIDS! (ENOUGH SAID) 69(32)
PART FIVE BEAUTY TIPS THAT REALLY WORK (MADEA TESTED AND APPROVED) 101(18)
PART SIX DON'T ASK DR. MADEA 119(38)
PART SEVEN MISS MADEA'S RULES ETIQUETTE 157(22)
PART EIGHT MADEA'S REAL-LIFE SURVIVAL TIPS 179(26)
PART NINE MADEA'S COMMENTARY ON THE GOOD BOOK (NOT THIS ONE) 205(10)
PART TEN MADFA SPEAKS HER MIND 215(20)
PART ELEVEN MADEA CUTS TO THE CHASE 235(17)
EPILOGUE BY TYLER PERRY 252

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