Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings
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Author Tyler Perry
Country United States
Language English
Genre Humor
Publisher Riverhead Hardcover
Publication date
April 11, 2006
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 272
ISBN 1-59448-921-1

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is a 2006 humor novel by Tyler Perry and focuses on his character of Madea.[1] The book won the 2006 Quills Awards for Book of the Year,[2] and spent twelve weeks on the USA Today bestseller list.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings is a collection of advice, stories, and wisdom written in the viewpoint of Madea. The topics covered in the book range from marriage, family, finance, religion, and gun care.[4][5]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings was mixed to positive. AALBC.com wrote "it's unfortunate that someone being touted as a role model would have so many negative traits, even if it's all just a joke" but that the book was "not intended to be taken at face value".[6] Publishers Weekly called the book "a surprisingly fresh compilation of homespun advice".[7] AudioFile positively reviewed the audiobook, saying that Tyler "makes the most of this audio form, and his own heartfelt epilogue gives a glimpse into the creative spirit who brings us Madea".[8] Booklist wrote that "tucked into all the silliness that is part of the character is some sound advice on life".[9]

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