Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too
The host of All Things Southern shares the sass and strength of Southern mamas in this spunky guide to life.
In this humorous handbook, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, host of All Things Southern, reveals the all-important lessons Southern Mamas teach their daughters. Readers will discover why blue eye shadow is trashy and learn to interpret regional dialect like the Southern Mama APB, a bulletin translated on Southern streets as: ?Give your heart to Jesus, girl, because your butt is all mine!? Shellie carefully breaks down the teachings behind those famous manners and social graces through her firsthand observations and dry wit. Here?s everything you need to know from how to cope with the unexpected, compete in the Mr. Right Game Show, and raise children?to how to keep that marriage knot tied tight over time. Woven with quotes from real Southern Mamas and sprinkled with recipes and other Southern secrets, this book?s a bona-fide celebration of all things south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
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By Paul Elliott "Marketing With Unbelievable Gua... - May 6, 2008
In her newest book, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has done it again! Her very funny instruction manual bares all!
FINALLY someone has revealed all the well-kept secrets of the Southern Mama Society (SMS). We men in the South have grown up fully convinced that there were some things going on around us that molded our existences without our knowledge. We also got the feeling that we were cooperators unawares. It seemed our behavior was somehow being manipulated by unknown forces beyond our control.
IT'S ALL TRUE! . . . and its far more developed, widespread, and networked than we could EVER have imagined. Who would have known . . . but only among the Southern boys and men, of course! Our women have known these things for generations!
Here is where Shellie really lets the cat out of the bag, "...I wasn't very old before I... read more
Shellie Has Outdone Herself This Time!
By 'MaryLou Cheatham "The Collard Patch" - May 6, 2008
Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On!: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters that the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has given us another great book. Having enjoying Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road and Southern Comfort, I was ready for a new book of her Southern humor combined with spiritual wisdom. This new one is bigger and better than ever. We have 304 pages and ten big beautiful chapters to enjoy. Every story leads into the next one, but you can pick up her book and open it anywhere to enjoy it. Shellie is a naturally funny person.
Suck Your Stomach In is too funny to read anywhere you are trying to be quiet. For example, she tells why her sisters had plans for a singing group like the Mandrells, except for one little problem. Shellie claims that she can't sing. She said they always grew tired of singing when she tried to join in. One of my favorites is the... read more
A Great Gift for Your Southern Mama!
By R. Richards - July 29, 2008
I am a huge fan of Shellie's (and have been since listening to the audio version of Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road) so I knew I would enjoy her latest book. Shellie could be my little sister. It's like we were raised by the same woman! Suck Your Stomach In helped this 48-year-old woman relive my own amazing childhood by triggering old, long-forgotten memories, and I cannot thank Shellie enough! I recently gave a copy to my dear Southern Mama as a birthday gift and she's loving it, too.
Get this book for your Mama, your sisters, and even your men who were raised by a Southern Mama. They'll love it!
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