Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy

by Lauren


I was born in Ohio, but only lived there six months. I grew up in Tennessee, and I am definitely a southern girl (you’d guess that if you could hear me talk). I’m sure that women in other parts of the country are recognized by certain traits, but women in the south have distinct characteristics and play by a unique set of rules. And while our southern upbringing is highly valuable to us, we know how to laugh about ourselves as well. In her new book, Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, bestselling author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson dishes on health, fitness, hot flashes, dealing with your man (Bubba Whispering) and much more. Women from all parts of the country can relate to the subject matter, but Shellie’s style and humor are clearly linked to her southern roots. Her advice comes from the “ancient Belle Doctrine,” and it is guaranteed to make you smile.

Not only does Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy include humorous stories, but Shellie also shares laugh-out-loud tips and recipes with each chapter (what true southerner could discuss any topic without including food in some way?). Hilarious explanations of southern phrases and quotes from a variety of women are also woven into the text. This light-hearted book is simply fun, and it is a perfect read to share with friends (I can just picture a group of southern ladies laughing over this while getting their hair done).

SRT Sue Ellen's Facebook Party To celebrate the release of Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is hosting a southern-style shindig on Facebook, and you are invited. Be sure to stop by on June 2nd at 8PM EST. Shellie will be dishing on Bubba Whispering, debunking the Big Boned Theory, and talking about how to manage going Straight Running Crazy. She’ll be giving away copies of the book and gift certificates as well.

Lauren is a wife, mother-of-two, and an avid reader. She thanks Litfuse Publishing for providing the review copy of this book. Lauren blogs at Baseballs and Bows.

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1 Jennifer May 31, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Being a Texan is funny. We are in the South, but we aren’t Southern like those in the SE. So I can laugh at it and appreciate it, but it’s totally different here.


2 Shellie June 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Hi Lauren, I enjoyed finding your review this evening. I know you aren’t obligated to write anything favorable, so THANK YOU for your kind words. I’m glad you were able to laugh with Sue Ellen! :)


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