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.
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©1999 Jill Conner Browne; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
"Hilariously funny and wise. Long live the Sweet Potato Queens!" (Fannie Flagg, author of Standing in the Rainbow)
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.
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.
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!
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.
unless you are around 40 or more i don't think you'd really enjoy this book. I told my mom to read it.
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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