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

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Penguin, May 3, 2011 - Humor - 336 pages
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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When I requested this book, I wasn’t expecting a “self help” AND cookbook that was going to be so stinkin’ funny!!! Beginning with the first chapter, I was laughing out loud and realizing she was ... Read full review

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The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! (2008) continues the tradition of generously bestowing her grand ol' insight into all things Southern.Tomlinson's graceful ability ... Read full review


I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Fire
What Men Should Know About Raging Inferno Syndrome
Mama Can You Spare an Opinion
Tell Me How You Really Feel
Delta Dawn Paulettes Light Comes On
Designated Thinkers Are Underrated
Me Reba and TrishaTogether Again
Abs Got to Keep Em Rolling
Parent See Children Do
Etiquette for Lifes Big Passages
This Just In from H E Double L
Someone Missed the Memo
Snacks to Please Any Crowd
News You Can Lose
Congress and the National Beggars Association
Protecting Our GodGiven Right to Apply Color

Sensational Salads to Baby the Curves
Weve Got Ourselves a Random Mutation Problem
What You Say Can and Will Be Held Against You
Mustard Yellow Spells Barbecue
How to Choose and Train a Bubba
Early Training and the Need for Consistency
Help Me Make It Through the Night
A Word of Caution
The Science of Bubba Whispering
Developing an Effective Bubba Command
Advancing Your Bubbas Career
Main Dish Recipes to Make Him Sit Up and Beg
KnickKnack PaddyWack Give a Dog a Prozac
Kudzu Overlords
SRC and the Scientific Community
This Isnt Your Bubbas Camouflage Culture
The SRC Seasons of Our Lives
Belles Dont Emit in Public
Pass the Tofurky?
This Little Piggy Destroyed the Planet
Choosing the Moment
Bread Recipes That Rise to the Occasion
Self Checkouts and Fatal Exceptions
When DYI Projects Go Wrong
Actual Time Tip Straight Ahead
Carmen the Garmin Gets a Name Change and an Attitude Adjustment
Top That Blue Collar Boys
Deer Urine and Marketing Magic
We Oughta Be in Pictures
Casserole Recipes to Beat the Clock
Click This
Texting OneTwoThree
Twitter Dee Twitter Dumb
Southern Pro Bono and Potty Parties
Why Head Counts Are Important
Is That a Blackhawk Helicopter on My Lawn?
Chillin with Vlad and Mahmoud
Desert Romance Can Be a Real Killer
Hazed by the Electoral College
And the Winner Is
Do These Campaign Fatigues Make My Butt Look Big?
Stuff Passing as Meat
An Olive Branch for Jones Soda
Soups and Sauces to Stretch the Family Budget
Customer Service HEDouble L
Festival Gator
Under the Influence of Slim Whitman
Is There a Target on Our Backsides?
In Defense of Our Culinary Traditions
Rock Paper Scissors a League All Its Own
Stereotypes Prototypes and Real Men
Side Dishes and Vegetable Recipes to Iron Out Our Differences
Its a Wonderful Life Really
Santa Baby Cry Me Some Tears
Should Santa Wash His Mouth Out
Sleigh Bells Ring Are You Stressing?
Avoiding Bizarre Gift Syndrome
Belles Rules of Regifting
Maxing and Relaxing with Man Be Looney
Christmas Is Where the Heart Is
Dessert Recipes for All of Your Sweeties
You Can Get By with a Little Help from Your Friends
War Stories from the Front Line
Toeing the Line Between Humor and Horse Heads
It Takes Two to Tangle
Fishing for a Laugh
Thars Stories in Them Thar Hills
Granny Panties and Lessons Learned at the Hospital
Lagniappe of Recipes from The Belle of All Things Southern

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About the author (2011)

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is the author of the award-winning nonfiction humor titles Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On and Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy! She is a popular blogger and speaker, and the host of the radio program All Things Southern LIVE. Tomlinson loves sharing humor and hope with audiences across the country. She and her husband have two grown children. They live and farm in Louisiana.

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