Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review - Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!

I'm participating in my very first book blog tour with Lit Fuse. I hope you all enjoy it.

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


About Shellie's book:
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. 

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). 

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 review:
Reading this book was like sitting down and talking with my Mom and my aunts.  Everything in this book that Shellie writes reminds me of home.  Shellie is truly Southern and truly hilarious!  I laughed out loud at some passages and said "Amen, Sista!" to others.  Shellie shares her thoughts on the "change of life", weight issues, men, family, and a gaggle of other thoughts and topics.  I definitely picked up some tips in the chapter entitled "Bubba Whispering" that I'll be secretly implementing at home.  Shellie has also added some very delicious recipes in the mix.  One that I really want to try out is Cuzin Peggy's Jambalaya Grits.

To find out what other bloggers are saying about Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, check out the blog tour sponsored by Lit Fuse.  

Blog Tour Schedule:
May 18th:

Julie at The Surrendered Scribe http://juliearduini.com

Wendy at Wall-to-Wall books http://wall-to-wall-books.blogspot.com/

Tarena at Laughing Family http://laughingfamily.blogspot.com

May 19th:


Glenda at Authors Book Corner http://www.AuthorsBookCorner.blogspot.com

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews http://sharonsgardenofbookreviews.blogspot.com

May 20th:

Heidi at Starts At Eight http://www.startsateight.com


Hope at A Little Hope...Amidst the Chaos http://a-little-hope.com

May 21st

Lena at A Christian Writer's World http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com

Tracye at A Heart Poured Out http://tracyedukes.com

Laura at The Book Tree http://thebooktree.blogspot.com

May 23rd:

Kim at Window To My World http://berlysue.blogspot.com


Mollie at The Gandy's Home Base http://thegandyshomebase.blogspot.com

May 24th:

Danielle at The Happy Wife http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

Deanna at Domestic Chicky http://domestic-chicky.com


May 25th:


Julie at Book Hooked Blog http://www.bookhookedblog.com
 
May 26th:

Caroline at Happy Four http://happyfour.blogspot.com


Wendy at Minding Spot http://mindingspot.blogspot.com

May 27th:

Megan at Homeschoolin’ Mama http://meg-homeschoolinmama.blogspot.com/

Rhiana at A Frugal Life http://www.afrugallife.org

Theresa at Frugal Experiments http://www.frugalexperiments.com

May 28th:

Tina at Mad Hatter Mom http://www.madhattermom.com


Hayley at Hanging Off The Wire http://hangingoffthewire.blogspot.com/

May 30th:


Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM http://ramblesahm.blogspot.com

Jamie at Little Blurbs http://Littleblurbs.wordpress.com

May 31st:

Prerna at The Mom Writes http://www.themomwrites.com

Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn http://www.MelissaMashburn.com

Margaret at Kitchen Chat http://kitchenchat.info

Kim at 2 Kids and a Coupon http://www.twokidsandacoupon.com

June 1st:


Alexia at The Mommy Rambles http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com

Lauren at 5 Minutes for Books http://5minutesforbooks.com

Robin at Scribbles of the Heart http://www.scribblesoftheheart.com/

June 2nd:

Jennifer at Adventures in Unsell Land  http://www.theunsells.blogspot.com/

Lisa at Make Your Own Escape http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com

Barb at Rural Mom http://www.ruralmom.com

Anna at The Cross Is All http://annawood.wordpress.com/



If you'd like to read Shellie's hilarious book, visit Amazon to purchase.  

I'd like to thank Shellie Rushing Tomlinson and Lit Fuse for the chance to review this book.  I was provided a free copy of the book to use for this review.  My opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

1 comment:

  1. Jambalaya Grits sounds so Weight Watchers UNfriendly! I think every southern girl needs to be instructed in Bubba Whispering - or girls who are involved with a southern man. I don't know yet if I can make it to the party, but the book sounds like one I definitely need to add to my collection :)

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