Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break

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Grand Central Publishing, Oct 5, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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Covering topics such as "It's Jesus or Jail," "Marriage, the Hard Way," "Children: The Gift You Can't Give Back," and "All the Things I Don't Know...And All the Things I Definitely Do," stand-up comedienne, actress, and ABC's The View co-host Sherri Shepherd comically chronicles her struggles to keep up with the many roles-professional, wife, mother, daughter, and friend-that women must play in today's world. Sherri urges women to pursue their most important dreams and to never give up, but also let's readers know that it's okay to give themselves "permission slips" when things don't always work out the way they want them to. As her many fans know, Sherri is never hesitant to speak from the heart, and her bubbly personality shines through in this delightful autobiography.

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Before reading this book, I knew who Sherri Shepherd was from The View advertisments, but had never watched anything she's been on. After reading this book, I can say that this is one funny lady ... Read full review


part one
Boobs that can mop a floor
My tummy like the earth is not flat
Revenge of the nerd
The redefinition of a lot
The joys of peaking during menopause
Cant I just do the food segments?
Does Barbara know she hasnt fired me yet?
The only thing I will be remembered for

My fellow Americans
part two
Better kept than lost
A greeneyed Puerto Rican named Gilbert
Put on reproof
Go west young woman
His name was Terry
Learning to spot red flags
Finally a good guy
Lets try a religious guy
Marrying my overlap
The parent trap
A hard pregnancy gets harder
Working through it
Moving on
The only man in my life
part three
A dream is born
A distraction from difficult circumstances
In the pokey
Prison pals
Saved by Yvette
Released on my own recognizance
Day job blurs into night job
Wig women
Never lie to the wardrobe lady
Finally some luck
Jungle years
A series regular
Can you be five years younger?
Dancing with DeGeneres
In the circle of life Johnnie Cochran passes me the baton
Dreams are contagious
part four
Questioning a faith
MJ keeps me in the faith but not for long
God sounds like Barry White
Panhandled by an angel
Cutting through the park
God and I have a disagreement He wins
Pinkberry Satans franchise?
God slays Pinkberry
The angel who borrowed ten dollars
Risking hellfire and damnation
Andy Dick assignment from God
A new woman
Thanks Big Guy
God gets radical to save my life
part five
Old enough to be your mothers friend
The intern learns a lesson
Mirrors mirrors all over the walls
Photoshop is the new Botox
Checking a different box
Where did I put my hustle?
The upside of being a grannymom
Jokes that should be heard not read
Not trying to convert anyone
Im tellin ya these broads rawk
part six
Raised by a tribe of peglegs
Where does your mom keep the needles?
What me worry?
Me and meds dont mix
Lose forty pounds in eighty days with diabetes
Your son does not want to change your underpants
Fear of a white coat
Finding a vein for my son
Diabetes she is a vampire
Postdiabetes eating is as fun as cleaning the toilet with a toothbrush
People avoid feelings for a reason
Like mother like son
part seven
Stealing my thunder
The Moose gets loose
Miss Crockett
The baby always gets away with murder
Opposites repel
Southside living
Everyone knows everyone
Working girl
Going against my nature
Doortodoor painting sales
Losing my hair at age seven
Moving to LA
Thank God I had a son because I deserved to have me as a daughter
Some incredibly juicy blinditem gossip
Making up in the nick of time
Daddys girl
Dads awful advice
Dad still sells things
The photo album lesson
We are family
All in all a lucky lady
part eight
Karate kid
Babies arent as cute as we think they are
Dont be brave take drugs
I became that lady I once mocked
Fairy tales dont come true
My comeback kid
Time heals
Doing the only thing I could do
Ill sleep when Im dead somebody kill me
Forcing my agent to look at my nipple
Getting used to my new life
Every picture tells a old story
Help Ive fallen and my mom wont help me up
Jeffrey is normal ie a nightmare
Search for my supernanny
Sherri Shepherds Dads Daughter
I get ahead of myself
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Sherri Shepherd is an Emmy Award-winning talk show host, comedian, and actress. She is cohost of ABC's The View and has starred in major films, including One for the Money, Think Like a Man, Crash, Precious, Beauty Shop, and Big Momma's House 3. She has been a guest star on 30 Rock and Hot in Cleveland, and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She lives in New York with her husband and son.

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