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Don't Let My Mama Read This: A Southern Fried Memoir

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Meet Hadjii.

He’s got a loving family, a taste for making trouble, and a wicked sense of humor. His first book, Don’t Let My Mama Read This, is a rarity—an upbeat memoir about a blessedly normal childhood written by a natural-born storyteller. In it, he offers a warm, witty look at the pleasures and pitfalls of growing up in a close-knit Southern family, from a young man w
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 22nd 2008 by Broadway Books
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Matthew
Aug 16, 2008 Matthew rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
At times completely hilarious . . . at others only mildly amusing . . . and at yet others, so beyond reality as to be almost boring. The best parts came when Hadjii described interactions with his family. He writes some passages completely in dialogue (as if it were a scipt), and these are by far the funniest. The way his parents dealt with him (and with each other) totally make the book. He also has some nice descriptions of games he and his friends would play when he was growing up. Some chapt ...more
Kiki Vicente
Oct 12, 2010 Kiki Vicente rated it did not like it
The Book Is Called Don't Let My Mama Read This By Hadjii. It's A Memoir/Biography. This Book Is Mainly About How Some Boy Boy Named Hadjii Talks About Growing Up In The South And How His Family Is. He Uses A Sense Of Humor In All The Chapters. He Even Talks About How Black People Act, His Troubles As A Kid In Elementary School And A Teenager In High School. The Setting Is Mainly In His House, And Church In The South. He Gives Truth To The Situation But In A Comical Way. I Thought The Book Was Ok ...more
Larry
Jul 26, 2014 Larry rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
There were some funny moments in this.
Joy
Sep 10, 2009 Joy rated it it was amazing
If you ever had a childhood where some grownup has aggravated you, you will understand where Hadjii is coming from. Knowing you would never, ever say to an adult the the things you want to say when you're little, nobody can stop you from thinking them. Hadjii is absolutely insane (I wrote him and told him so). I think he agrees! I laughed til tears "came out" my eyes.
Maggie Laplante
Mar 29, 2014 Maggie Laplante rated it liked it
There were times when this book was hilarious but other times I was kind of bored.
Abby
Feb 16, 2009 Abby rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Abby by: Southern Authors Review
I LOVED this book. Delcious to read, laugh outloud funny, and quirkily bruatlly honest about growing up as a black boy in the 80's. A great read for everyone.
Jay
Nov 06, 2010 Jay rated it really liked it
It took my longer than I expected to finish this book, I had to stop reading it every 15 seconds because I was laughing so damn hard!
Brianna Bowers
Aug 04, 2011 Brianna Bowers rated it it was amazing
Shelves: auto-biography
Couldn't stop reading this hilarious book! In the words of Hadjii "it be crackin' me up!" lol
Carrie
Jan 09, 2009 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Funny, funny, funny...but seriously, don't let your Mama read it.
Lissette Jorge- Uyehara
Very Funny, easy read, great for summer time reading.
Melanee
Jun 20, 2011 Melanee rated it it was amazing
HIGHLARIOUS! From cover to end!!
Brittany
Jan 03, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it
A really funny and easy read.
Nicole
Sep 26, 2008 Nicole rated it liked it
I cracked up the whole time!
Malik
Oct 08, 2008 Malik rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bio-memoir
ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS!!!
Lori
Jul 22, 2008 Lori rated it it was amazing
This is probably the funniest work of non-fiction I have ever read. It takes a look into the life of a african-american boy living in the south. This true story is laced with so much humor, I almost spewed soda out my nose just reading it.
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