Book review: Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson



About Shellie:
 Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and her husband Phil live and farm in the Louisiana Delta. Shellie is the author of Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road, Twas the Night Before the Very First Christmas, Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and the Penguin Group USA release, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On, voted Nonfiction Finalist of 2009 by SIBA Independent Booksellers Alliance.

Tomlinson is owner and publisher of All Things Southern and the host of the weekly radio show All Things Southern as well as a weekly video segment by the same name. Listeners also hear Shellie in her All Things Southern radio segments aired across the South. Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in Newsstar and a monthly print and online column for Lousiana Road Trips.

When Shellie isn't writing, speaking, taping her show, answering email or writing content for the next deadline, you can find her playing tennis with Dixie Belle, (the chocolate lab who thinks she is in charge of running Shellie's life). 

About Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! returns with more helpful how-to's and keen observations from Dixie .

Guided by principles from the ancient Belle Doctrine, the host of radio and television's All Things Southern offers down-home advice on everything from health and fitness-managing thy caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndrome (aka hot flashes)-to the Southern art of handling your man (Bubba Whispering). Whether giving business tips or debunking the Big Boned Theory, making political observations or celebrating the inevitable resurgence of big hair, Shellie is an adviser women can relate to and laugh with regardless of their age or which side of the Mason-Dixon they call home.

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About the Facebook Party:

To celebrate the Sue Ellen’s release, Shellie is having a Facebook Party!  

Join Shellie and the gang on June 2nd at 5:00 PM PST (6 MST, 7 CST, 8 EST) for a Southern style shin-dig! She'll be dishing on Bubba Whispering, debunking the Big Boned Theory, and how to manage going Straight Running Crazy. If you don't know what any of that is, then be sure to pick up a copy of the book (Not necessary to join the fun! Who knows - you might win a copy!) and join us at 5:00 pm on June 2nd at Shellie's Facebook page. And tell your friends - she's giving away copies of her books and some great gift certificates.

My Thoughts:

If the title of this one doesn’t grab you then just flip open the front cover and start reading! The prologue begins with a story about toe popping. How can a book that begins with toe popping not be worth the read? Actually I’m sure that there are a number of you out there that won’t get the great pleasure that comes from having ones toes popped so you may need to move on into the book a bit.

Chapter three has a whole discussion on the difference between normal crazy and straight running crazy. Trust me when I say it is very important to know the difference between the two. If you can keep it normal crazy you’re go to go. But if you cross over into straight running crazy, seek help immediately!

What kind of self-help book would leave out a section on potty training? Not a good one I say, and this one covers it all. Even the new trend of professional potty training consultants is addressed. For those of you in the midst of this it will be invaluable. For those already past this stage it will bring back fond memories. (Said with tongue planted firmly in cheek.)

Another very important topic that is addressed is the whole gift giving dilemma. Ms. Tomlinson gives a great explanation on avoiding the whole bizarre gift syndrome. She even takes it a step further and advises you as to the whole resifting process if you become a victim of a bizarre gift giver.

When you throw in the absolutely delicious recipes that follow each chapter, you come out with a sure fire winner. The beauty of this book is that it really can be used as therapy. Just mark those sections that bring you great enjoyment. Then when you are in an absolute funk, crack the book back open, and voila instant therapy. Think of the money you’ll save! I give this book 5 out of 5.

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*A complimentary copy of this book was provided for my review from litfuse. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to post a positive review!

 

1 comment:

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