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The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love | [Jill Conner Browne]

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love

To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. For more wit and wisdom, don't miss The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Audiobook and Financial Planner.
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Publisher's Summary

To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. Topics include:
  • The True Magic Words Guaranteed to Get Any Man to Do Your Bidding
  • The Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times
  • Men Who May Need Killing, Quite Frankly
  • What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes, or Just for Entertainment
    And, of course:
  • The Best Advice Ever Given in the Entire History of the World

    From tales of the infamous Sweet Potato Queens' Promise to the joys of Chocolate Stuff and Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margaritas, this irreverent, shamelessly funny book is the gen-u-wine article.

    For more wit and wisdom, don't miss The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Audiobook and Financial Planner.

    ©1999 Jill Conner Browne; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

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    "Hilariously funny and wise. Long live the Sweet Potato Queens!" (Fannie Flagg, author of Standing in the Rainbow)

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      Linda Bethlehem, PA, USA 02-04-03
      Linda Bethlehem, PA, USA 02-04-03
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      "Forget the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"

      And move over Janet Evanovich, this is flat out the most hilarious book I have ever read or listened to. Not only is it funny, but the SPQ advice is right on the money - like "be particular" and "never wear panties to a party". I was constantly rewinding to listen to parts of it 2, sometimes 3 times. Since I listen while I drive, I'm sure there are drivers out there who think they've shared the road with a very strange person. I have recommended that friends put this one on the top of their lists.

      21 of 22 people found this review helpful
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      Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-20-15
      Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 07-20-15 Member Since 2014
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      "A Positive Outlook on All Things"

      Jill Conner Browne is a fantastic narrator and a wonderful story teller; this book, as with most of the Sweet Potato Queen’s books includes a lot of fun stories some about her or from friends and fans. Browne has the perfect recipe for these books, it starts off with a lot of funny short stories, with some advice thrown in, of course, then there is a sad/tear-jerker story somewhere in the middle, and then she wraps it up with some recipes which sound to die for.

      Prepare to fantasize about delicious treats and cocktails while laughing your ass off. If you’re ever in need of a pick-me-up, the Queen will make you feel good.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      mary Granite City, IL, United States 09-08-10
      mary Granite City, IL, United States 09-08-10
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      "Loved it."

      Jill Connor Browne is a great author!! I have read 4 of her books so far. You will not be disappointed.

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      Abigail arlington, VA, United States 03-08-09
      Abigail arlington, VA, United States 03-08-09 Member Since 2014
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      "Havent we heard it all before?"

      There are those for which this book is written, and even though they've had the same thing packaged in various ways a million times before, they will continue to love it. I am not one of these people.
      Take Cosmo magazine, age its writers and target audience a few decades, add the typical southern female angle and put them in the era of Designing Women and you have this book.
      Sometimes I wonder if women get silly for tips like always where cute panties at two ages, adolescence/early twenties when you read the Bag Girls Guides, and when you hit that certain age the women in this book decline to mention, of course because a lady doesn't.
      Personally, this kind of shallow empowerment never appealed to me but it does have a market and can be entertaining if you're hearing it for the first time. I mean I dont object to the shallowness, we are are shallow at times and many women do feel empowered in cute panties and awesome shoes, and thats great, but I do object to the lack of any substance with the shallow quips. This is like the various trends that tell young girls that girl power is short skirts and flowers. This book is exactly how I thought beauty queens would age. Fried Green Tomatoes was better.

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      Denise 08-04-08
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      "Laughing out loud"

      Wonderful summer read. Just raucous enough for me.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Rhonda Flower Mound, TX, USA 02-06-05
      Rhonda Flower Mound, TX, USA 02-06-05 Member Since 2006
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      "Loved it!"

      I have listened to several of the Sweet Potato Queens books and I absolutely LOVE them! They make me laugh while driving, and I really don't care how long it takes me to get to work in downtown Dallas! Jill Conner Browne as the author is perfect ... she has the southern drawl that drags you in and keeps you laughing. The accent alone keeps me laughing. It is really unfortunate that you do not have all the fabulous recipes in print ..... (sigh). You will definitely have to go back to the books and listen to and write down the great recipes. Sweet Potato Queens know how to eat!

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      Debby Pittsburgh, PA, USA 04-10-03
      Debby Pittsburgh, PA, USA 04-10-03
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      "Wonderful"

      Very funny, enjoyable book.... One of my favorites...

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Jaymie 06-09-15
      Jaymie 06-09-15 Member Since 2014
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      "Would love to be a queen!"

      Love love love all Jill Conner Brownes books. Please write more. I have them all and am now getting them from Audible. Love that Jill reads them herself! Whenever I need to smile I know I can get one from her.

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      steve 04-13-15
      steve 04-13-15 Member Since 2015
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      "A couple of giggles..."

      But mostly shocked! It didn't flow well...just a series of experiences that do not seem to relate to one another. Book of love was rather a book of obsessive self love.

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      Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 03-22-15
      Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 03-22-15 Member Since 2014

      I love to read and write books. I enjoy learning, laughing and growing (mentally and spiritually).

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      "Great for laugh out loud moments!"
      What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love?

      I loved the part of about the different kind of men women need in their lives.


      Any additional comments?

      I found it generally amusing with many laugh out loud parts. If you need to take a break from serious stuff and just giggle through a book, this one might do the trick!

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      "poor and banal comedy!"

      This must be the lowest side of American humour. Despite all the good reviews on other websites, a dreadful piece of nonsense that really isn't worth the listen whatsoever. Avoid.

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