The Sweet Potato Queens are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne’s ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers - and she does so in her own inimitable fashion.
Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them - or make fun OF them. And fortunately for the rest of us, Browne is well equipped for both. Including the exploits of the Queen contingent and her family, she delivers applicable tidbits like:
More fun than a Cracker Barrel full of monkeys, Fat Is the New 30 will change your life - or at least give you ideas for making fun of your own self.
©2012 Jill Conner Browne (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
All the Sweet Potato Queen books are wonderful and this one may be the best . I'm still laughing. I highly recommend JCB's humor as an antidote to whatever is buggin' ya.
I am the catalyst for which Lizzy Wallace uses to get her stories out there. Author of "The Silver Spoon" and "Kismet".
Hearing Jill read her own work. Her tales are of her life and experiences, this just adds to the satisfaction she would give that much of herself to her listeners. Even through the rough part about her mother.
Any of her other works or Olivia deBelle Byrd's, "Miss Hildreth Worn Brown"
Loved the story about the gator hunt! That was hysterical!
I learned if my own writing career should ever take off in a way that Jill's has then I might truly have to think long and hard about how to do a book tour: plane or bus.
In the book Jill talks of "Big Butter Jesus" she saw while doing a bus book tour. Just as she said, the original singer and his video is on Youtube BUT I was shocked to see "Jesus" had been struck by lightening. Guess Heywood's line in the song about God not liking idols built was true.
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
Sweet potato queens are perfect if you need a laugh! Its a great reminder that even the rough times can be funny with the right perspective. I wouldn't have bought this for myself but it was a great gift!
Say something about yourself!
This book was so funny. If you like Jill Conner Browne's books, you will probably like this one too. I laughed out loud many times during this book. It hit pretty close to home. Her narration is a bit flat, but I didn't really mind. Funny woman, funny book.
I thought the book was touching and funny.
Hearing the real emotion in her voice. Nothing beats the writer narrating.
The part about her mom was very touching.
Love Jill Conner Brownes books. This one was not my favorite but it was still worth a listen.
Jill's wit isn't as sharp as the first book but is still there. The traditional religion angle is tedious and not what I was looking for.
it's her book she can perform it however she wants. This is a really stupid question.
Sometimes you need to be a part of a culture to understand certain parts of it's humour. I think this is one of those times. Either that or it's just not funny. I'm Australian and it didn't even make me smile. So no, I wouldn't try another book by Jill Conner Browne. Her brand of humour escapes me.
Jill Conner Browne's accent is lovely to listen to.
There is nothing like Jill Conner Browne reading her books. A great read for all women (and their men!)
I love her accent. She brings it to life
She is one of my favorite authors, but this is not her best book.
This one is not as funny as she usually is, a little more "preachy"
Only she can read it likes she wants you to hear it. Very Good!!
Very emotional at times
This book reminded me of sitting around having a good chat with my girlfriends. Very lighthearted for most of the book, with some serious and sad moments in there too. If you are looking for some great insight about life...this is not a book for you. I found it to be a good listen when I needed to take my mind off of more serious things and just laugh for a while. Stories about relationships with men, friends, children & parents, the struggles of getting (slightly) older, money issues...we all can relate and it certainly helps to be able to laugh about this stuff instead of cry. In general I liked the book. It won't be one that I'll be listening to super often, but when I'm looking for a respite from more serious issues I'll be likely to buy another Jill Conner Browne book.
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