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30/01/2010

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off HTiffany 1837 Square tag key ringer Earrings Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love & Life By Tyler Perry Riverhead, 272 pages

Tyler Perry's first book. Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings won the 2006 Quill Award for Book of the Year!

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, Heart tag Key ringwas touring nationally. Every week in 2005, 35,000 people saw a Tyler Perry production.

His second feature film, Madea's Family Reunion, was launched in February 2006. Then this triple-threat actor/playwright/director published his first book that also featured his most beloved and most irreverent creation: 68-yearold 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 covered by Madea (a term of endearmReturn to Tiffany Round tag key ringent for "Mother Dear") include love and marriage, child-rearing, etiquette and neighborliness; beauty, health and 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 is a message of faith and forgiveness.

 

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