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

5 STARS!!!!!
About the book -
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).

Shellie's 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 - 
This book is absolutely hilarious! Laugh-out-loud-tears-down-your-face-funny! At one point I found myself laughing so hard with tears running down my face that I couldn't hardly answer the phone when it rang. Then I started telling the person on the other end of the line all about the book. The big question is - How did I miss the first book (Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On)? Now I am gonna have to look that one up. Ladies! and I say ladies because men just can't appreciate this kind of funny, you do not want to miss this one! If you follow everything in Shellie's book you are guaranteed a happier, easier, and all round better life (if not funnier)!
"Dear readers, let it be known that even a white dress on a used bride is preferable to a sheer dress on a new one. That's  correct. Reread it if you have to, I'll wait. It's possible that one of the craziest fashion trends I've ever uncovered out of the halls of high fashion is the sheer wedding dress...
...Girls, if ever there was a time and place to leave something to the imagination, it's when you're parading down the aisle in front of God and everybody...
...'naked comes the bride" just doesn't have the right ring to it."
"It says right here that scientists have invented self-cleaning underwear. ...
... They're saying it will save time. Please. I'm as busy as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs myself, but really, how long does it take to slip on some new drawers? ...
... article says dirt and liquids just bead up and roll off...
... beading up and rolling off! Excuse me?! And where does it go exactly?And how are we suppose to avoid stepping in it - or worse, sitting in it?"
 Thank you thank you thank you Litfuse for sending me this book to review! I honestly do not know how I ever got this far in life and marriage without it!

GIVEAWAY!!!! - Yep, you read that right I am actually giving away a copy of this book! Now you too can learn the correct way to live a full southern life!

*** Please tell me, are you -
a. Born and raised in the North (you just like reading about funny southern women).
b. Born in the North but are a southern wanna-be
c. Born in the North but have moved to the south (and would like to know how to act more southern)
d. Born and raised in the south and you don't think this is funny at all, its just the facts!

* Please be from the US (sorry ladies only US on this one)
* Please include your email add. in your comment
* Winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on May 31st.


  1. Sounds like a hoot!

    I'm an (a) born and raised in the North (I just like reading about funny southern women).

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  2. Born and raised in the south and you don't think this is funny at all, its just the facts!

    Describes me to a "T". For those that dont know its called a "GRITS"
    G=Girls R=Raised I=In T=The S=South
    Cracker Barrell the country store and restraunt usually carries the GRITS line.


  3. Oh sweet! Count me in!
    I met her last year at the UCF Book Fair and would love to try this book.

    I'm C. Born in the north, but we left when I was 3. I do however live in Florida which some don't quite count as the south. But I'm moving to KY.

    I'm a US resident and my email is:

  4. Ooh I'm definitely an A and a B! I often think I was wrong in the wrong culture...I am meant to be a Southern Belle, I swear!!! :) ;)

  5. a. Born and raised in the North (you just like reading about funny southern women) is the closest. I was born and raised in the North, in the country, by a family from the South! This book sounds wicked funny! Thanks for the chance to win!


  6. a. Born and raised in the North (you just like reading about funny southern women).
    Will this help me understand my southern nieces and SIL...? Sounds like an hysterical read!


  7. I'm a D all the way, but still find it all to be funny (even if it is the facts)! I cannot wait to read this book! :o)

    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

  8. It'd have to be:
    c. Born in the North but have moved to the south (and would like to know how to act more southern)

    My husband would love it if I'd act more southern. Thanks for the chance to learn how!


  9. It sounds hilarious!

    I'd have to choose a. I'm from the North.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the giveaway!

    I'm some combination of b and c. I was born in the North but was a Southern wannabe, moved to North Carolina for 3 years and LOVED it, but now I'm back in the North being a Southern wannabe again!

    Erin F.

    fletch8502 at yahoo dot com

  11. I'm not entering, I just wanted to say a 2.5 hour early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! YAY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!! :P


  12. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. c. Born in the North but have moved to the south (and would like to know how to act more southern)

    Or rather, born in the north and moved to the south, and still finds this funny!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  14. I would be an a. (though born it the West!) I love reading about the South and everything that goes with it.


  15. Well, what a treat for me to come by today and find your kind words here. THANKS EVERYONE! I'm just tickled that y'all are welcoming Sue Ellen so warmly!

  16. i'm born and raised in the north...but would love to live in the south :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com