Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy

Author: Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Publisher: Penguin
May 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-24085-4
Genre: Self-help

Guided by principles by the ancient Belle Doctrine, Shellie talks about everything from health and fitness—managing the caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndromo to the fine Southern art of managing your man.

Complete with input from Shellie’s reader and fan base, and topped off with Southern recipes, this book is part therapy, part education, and all smiles and laughs.

I wasn’t real sure what to expect when I picked up this book to review. It sounded like a fun book to read. And it was. It has me laughing out loud in the prologue or introduction. I read parts of the book out loud when my family wanted to know what I was laughing at. And it did have some real advice that women can use—though some they might find beneficial to ignore. Such as cutting out one entrée per year after the age of twelve. Along with the author, if I obeyed that, I’d be trying to survive on three grapes and two peanuts—not sure if that’d be a day or rationed to last the year…

If you are looking for some down home Southern humor laced in liberally with your self-help book then SUE ELLEN’S GIRL AINT FAT, SHE JUST WEIGHS HEAVY should be on the top of your list. This is a book you’ll not only want to read but you’ll actually enjoy reading it. $15.00. 320 pages.

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