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Perry, Tyler

Overview
Works: 158 works in 374 publications in 5 languages and 32,041 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Humor  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Scenarist, Composer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tyler Perry
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) by Sapphire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness
Tyler Perry's Madea goes to jail by Tyler Perry ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But her eccentric family members, the Browns, rally behind her, lending their special 'country' brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending Candace Washington, a woman he went to college with and who is now a prostitute and former drug addict. Handling the case would be a conflict of interest, so he asks his fianceĢe and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a 'motherly' way as only Madea can
Don't make a black woman take off her earrings : Madea's uninhibited commentaries on love and life by Tyler Perry ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madea is a fictitious character featured in Tyler Parry's movies and stage shows. This book is full of her hilarious "advice" on such topics as romance, love and marriage, kids, beauty, etiquette, health, finances, the Bible and the church, and gun care
Alex Cross ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller
Diary of a mad black woman by Darren Grant ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helen McCarter would seem to have it all. She's married to Charles who is one of Atlanta's most successful attorneys. But despite having wealth and prestige, things are not as they seem in the McCarter home. On the evening of their anniversary, Charles drops a bombshell on Helen - he's divorcing her for another woman. Thrown out of the house with nowhere to go, Helen moves in with her grandmother Madea, a sassy woman with no shortage of opinions and a gun that she's not afraid to use. As Madea helps Helen get back on her feet emotionally, she meets Orlando, a nice and handsome man who is obviously attracted to her. But after her experiences with Charles, Helen isn't sure if she's ready to trust a man again
For colored girls ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A vibrant world where friends and strangers dream, fear, cry, love, and laugh out loud in an attempt to find their true selves. Adapted by writer/director Tyler Perry from Ntozake Shange's acclaimed choreopoem, this gripping film paints an unforgettable portrait of what it means to be a woman of color in the modern world"--Container
Tyler Perry's The family that preys by Tyler Perry ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin
Daddy's little girls ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monty is a blue-collar mechanic who enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney while trying to gain custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boyfriend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. As these two people try to overcome their different backgrounds, they find love. Monty struggles to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looks to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a 'father.' Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Tyler Perry's I can do bad all by myself ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with them. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. Now, April has to decide between her old ways and the new possibilities of family, faith, and love
Tyler Perry's Good Deeds ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiance, Natalie. But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey, a down-on-her-luck single mother who works as a cleaning person in his office building. Outspoken, impulsive and proud, and also recently evicted
Madea's family reunion ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madea has a wedding, a funeral, and a family reunion, and she did it all for 75 dollars
Tyler Perry's Madea's witness protection ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Wall Street banker has been involved with the mob in a Ponzi scheme, forcing him to enter witness protection with his family in Madea's house down South
Tyler Perry's Madea's big happy family ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madea, everyone's favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. It's up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter, and the revelation of a long-buried family secret
Why did I get married? by Tyler Perry ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a sexy young temptress threatens an already troubled marriage, a close-knit family rallies together to examine their own marriages and rediscover the precious reason that the one they have is the one they want forever
Temptation confessions of a marriage counselor by Lance Gross ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An explosive romance about forbidden desires. The provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life
Peeples ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he's not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there's room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion the movie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In addition to being saddled with an unruly foster teen, Madea has two troubled nieces to deal with. Lisa is engaged to an abusive and controlling investment banker and Vanessa is finding it difficult to open herself to the affection of a bus driver/artist Frankie because of childhood abuse. Wreaking havoc on both of the girls's lives is their mother Victoria
Tyler Perry's Madea's class reunion the class with no class ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2003 and the class of 1953 will be having their 50th reunion. When Madea shows up, you know it's going to be a whopper!
 
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Madea
Perry, Emmitt, 1969-
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