Now I know what a belly laugh looks like .. if you don"t want to know, never listen any Sweet Potato Queen book standing in front of a mirror!
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
Eh. Women are far more than shallow sex objects. There are certainly some giggles in this title but it is not at all a serious tome of empowerment.
If you haven't read about this book, read other reviews, or had a friend tell you about it then I must start out with THIS BOOK IS NOT RATED G!
Now that the rating is out of the way, if this book is read with the thought that it is only entertainment and not a how-to guide, then laugh away.
For a real life how-to for beauty, follow Audrey Hepburn in her quote, "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
On a positive note, there is nothing sillier than a gaggle of girls. This book is about said gaggle.
There really is something special about being a Southern Woman and Jill Conner Browne does a great job in describing the life style! I now want to become a Sweet Potato Queen or start my own chapter!
It reminded me of the Ya Ya Sisterhood in the description of positive female relationships that are loving and supportive.
This was my first one but not my last.
Always bring food...
Great listen! Cannot wait to listen to her other books.
this is a great start of a great set of book jill has i think 11 plus books get them all you will laugh and cry and run out and what your self your very own queen. the hard part about listen to these book you with want to buy there in writing as well so that you can take note
the whole book is great just get it
read it and you well learn it too
The narration was fantastic, but I never found a story in it. I kept listening and waiting to get to the story... but it never came. It's possible I misunderstood what the book was about, but it was more like a southern guidebook than a novel. I can't recommend it for a first time with the Sweet Potato Queen's.
however, I found the narrative boring, it totally ruined the book for me. I found myself zoning out when I was listening to Jill's voice, she didn't have any character at all. The comedy is definitely there, it is the monotone that left me cold. Please, Jill, next time, leave it to a professional.
Great book, poor narration. As others have noted, the author's self-narration is monotone and often difficult to hear. Knowing and loving the hard copy book & others by this author, I was very surprised by her lackluster delivery.
The book, however, is absolutely wonderful, both touching and hilarious. Highly recommended in hard-copy book form