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Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life | [Jill Conner Browne]

Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life

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.

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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:

  • Thinking or talking about watermelon can save any negative situation.
  • If you get drunk in Scotland, you can’t have your cow with you.
  • When sanity and reason fail, you can always cheerfully resort to ridicule.
  • Denial means that every situation is perfectly perfect.

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.

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    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 06-05-12
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A cure for what ails ya"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. T. Archer Montgomery, AL, United States 05-20-12
    K. T. Archer Montgomery, AL, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2008

    I am the catalyst for which Lizzy Wallace uses to get her stories out there. Author of "The Silver Spoon" and "Kismet".

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    What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What other book might you compare Fat Is the New 30 to and why?

    Any of her other works or Olivia deBelle Byrd's, "Miss Hildreth Worn Brown"


    Which character – as performed by Jill Conner Browne – was your favorite?

    Loved the story about the gator hunt! That was hysterical!


    What did you learn from Fat Is the New 30 that you would use in your daily life?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah BAYFIELD, WI, United States 06-30-14
    Sarah BAYFIELD, WI, United States 06-30-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not for me, but I'm sure my mom would love it"

    Didn't identify, but good for another generation, I told my mom to download it, I'm sure she'd love it

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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 06-27-14
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Not a book my Mom would like"

    While Jill made me both laugh and cry in this book and I felt a real kinship with her, I can't recommend this book.

    She sends some mixed messages and with that and her profanity, I just can't send you off to buy it expecting a clean book. Too much profanity for my taste.

    It was a struggle, but I have decided not to buy the other books, despite the fact I really like Jill, and I feel she is a very talented person and writer. I love the pictures she paints with her words (without the profanity).

    She has a huge vocabulary and really Jill, you don't need that F word to express yourself.



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    Dorothy B. Hamlin ellaville ga usa 06-01-14
    Dorothy B. Hamlin ellaville ga usa 06-01-14 Member Since 2012

    Dottie

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    "very good but...."

    I totally enjoyed this book, i'll buy 1 more. But a little too much personal religious and general religion opinions. I'm an atheist and respect all opinions but I want entertainment not bible readings. i'll get one more because I did enjoy it but if it's the same i'll pass on any further.

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    Tina sutherlin, OR, United States 07-15-13
    Tina sutherlin, OR, United States 07-15-13 Member Since 2008

    Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.

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    "Great pick me up!"

    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!

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    Bobbie LEEDEY, OK, United States 04-01-13
    Bobbie LEEDEY, OK, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "If you love southern humor...."

    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.

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    courtney north vancouver, BC, Canada 12-28-12
    courtney north vancouver, BC, Canada 12-28-12
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    "Love Jill Conner Browne"
    What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

    I thought the book was touching and funny.


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing the real emotion in her voice. Nothing beats the writer narrating.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part about her mom was very touching.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Jill Conner Brownes books. This one was not my favorite but it was still worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen Petersburg, KY, United States 10-12-12
    Jen Petersburg, KY, United States 10-12-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointed, didn't want a religious treatise"
    What did you like best about Fat Is the New 30? What did you like least?

    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.


    What aspect of Jill Conner Browne’s performance would you have changed?

    it's her book she can perform it however she wants. This is a really stupid question.


    Could you see Fat Is the New 30 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


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    Emma Canberra, Australia 10-09-12
    Emma Canberra, Australia 10-09-12 Member Since 2011

    emma5690

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    "Just didn't find it funny"
    Would you try another book from Jill Conner Browne and/or Jill Conner Browne?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jill Conner Browne again?

    No


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Jill Conner Browne's accent is lovely to listen to.


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