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

Wendy at Wall-to-Wall books

Tarena at Laughing Family

May 19th:

Glenda at Authors Book Corner

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews

May 20th:

Heidi at Starts At Eight

Hope at A Little Hope...Amidst the Chaos

May 21st

Lena at A Christian Writer's World

Tracye at A Heart Poured Out

Laura at The Book Tree

May 23rd:

Kim at Window To My World

Mollie at The Gandy's Home Base

May 24th:

Danielle at The Happy Wife

Deanna at Domestic Chicky

May 25th:

Julie at Book Hooked Blog
May 26th:

Caroline at Happy Four

Wendy at Minding Spot

May 27th:

Megan at Homeschoolin’ Mama

Rhiana at A Frugal Life

Theresa at Frugal Experiments

May 28th:

Tina at Mad Hatter Mom

Hayley at Hanging Off The Wire

May 30th:

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM

Jamie at Little Blurbs

May 31st:

Prerna at The Mom Writes

Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn

Margaret at Kitchen Chat

Kim at 2 Kids and a Coupon

June 1st:

Alexia at The Mommy Rambles

Lauren at 5 Minutes for Books

Robin at Scribbles of the Heart

June 2nd:

Jennifer at Adventures in Unsell Land

Lisa at Make Your Own Escape

Barb at Rural Mom

Anna at The Cross Is All

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.

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