Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings - Tyler Perry

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

By Tyler Perry

  • Release Date: 2006-04-11
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 67 Ratings


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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.


  • Funny book

    By RoseBertha
    I think I read this book in 2 days!!!
  • Hilarious!

    By Sydney Leilah
    This book was amazing. I would read it while on the treadmill at the gym and remember countless times trying not to fall off because if laughing so hard. Not only is it hilarious, it is educational.. You learn what madea would do in a situation, and if madea did it, you know that's what you need to do. I couldn't believe how great this book was though. I recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE who knows and/or loves madea like myself. :) I may be a white woman but if I take my earrings off you better be scared. :) :) :)
  • Great & funny book.

    By Stargiirll
    If you like madea & her HUMOR this book is for you.
  • A Must Read For Madea Fans

    By Madeaaa: )
    If you love Tyler Perry's work and or Any Thing With Madea In It . You Have to read This Book Its Like Madea is counseling you like in the movies.Great Book.
  • Great

    By MaRkO0o0O
    An amazing book couldn't put it down