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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 Midli fe Mind Paperback – May 3, 2011
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Loving those wonderful words of comfort, written by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. A spectacular, awe-inspiring spirit, who will touch the very essence of your life. She's the Belle of All Things Southern! Her latest book "Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy" is written with a mischievous, whimsical charm, that will deliver a healthy dose of happy endorphins to the heart, and soul..Guaranteed Laughter! So stop by and chat with her for awhile, or tune in to her very own (ATS Radio Talk Show) Promise you won't be disappointed!
This book was truly and laugh & cry out loud book. It was truly made for women. I loved that she covered topics such as Raging Inferno Syndrome "hot flashes", big boned, SRC "straight running crazy" and "bubba whispering." Each chapter ended with "Tips" and "Recipes." The tips cracked me up more than the actually stories in the chapters. The tips were the "Thus Saith The belle Doctrine" and just were incredibly hilarious. A few of my favorite tips were "Thou shalt not give plastic surgery as a gift unless it has been requested,"Humor is a great Band-Aid, but thou shalt use respect lest it stick to someone's bobo" and "Carying matches in thy purse is considered a welcome sign of public consideration."
My favorite chapter was the last chapter "If All Else Fails, Laugh!" She pointed out that you can find humor everywhere if you just look for it. So no matter what the situation is, you can find something good in it. I thought that was a great way to end the book. This is a must for your summer reading list. Pick up several copies and pass along to a girl friend that needs a pick-me-up!
I lived in New Orleans, LA for 5 years so I really appreciated the Southern humor and way of speaking. It brought back a flood of memories (we left when Hurricane Katrina took over our neighborhood), good and bad.Read more ›
With topics such as: Raging Inferno Syndrome (I can so relate!), Bubba Whispering, SRC (Straight Running Crazy), every Southern Belle or Wannabe Southern Belle can surely relate. If you're not a Belle or Belle Wannabe, Miss Tomlinson, and you just don't understand what in the world she's talking about, the Author provides a very handy "official guide to Speaking All Things Southern" throughout the book. Each "guide" gives you the definitions for such things as bellerina, squat, get-go, worn slap-out, six ways to Sunday, belleisms, and nekkid as a jaybird, to name a few.
And if all the insights and principles dished out in the book (albeit with tongue in cheek) weren't enough, she also provides some pretty delicious sounding recipes, all with a decided Southern flavor. You'll find such great classics as Blackened Cajun Fish, Southern Steak Potpie, Bodacious Black Bean Salad, and several of that Southern staple: Casseroles.
All in all, this book is one that will stay on my shelf for a long time.Read more ›
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Shelley is a fine storyteller. Most of her stories are humorous and probably mostly true. She reminds me a bit of Jerry Clower, only much cuter.Published 11 months ago by Micahel L. Workman
Love Shellie and her books and hearing her speak live. She is my inspiration.Published 13 months ago by veronica l kimbriel
Excellent seller, the price was fair and the shipping was very fast. I am enjoying the book I purchased.Published 13 months ago by Scamper
Already sent notes to several friends to read this book. I laughed out loud through every chapter! I highly recommend!Published 14 months ago by Joanne Masters
It's really funny. Very entertaining. Recommend this when you need a laugh with a southern twist, or perhaps a new recipe?Published 19 months ago by Mary H Matesich