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Publisher's Summary

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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Better than antidepressants!!!

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

New way to look at things. Funny and endearing. Good to know there are people in this world like her.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Her, of course.

What about Jill Conner Browne’s performance did you like?

Everything. I couldn't complain about a thing except her books are WAY TOO SHORT. Try and get the book about Princess Margaret--sounds like a hoot!

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

Loved her relationship with parents and loved the relationship they had with each other. I have no friends now that I have moved, can't drive anymore, don't work, and have medical problems. My parents just passed away and husband prefers to be at home. I guess I'm just lonely, 65, far away from home, and don't know what to do. Neighbors don't even come out of house.

Any additional comments?

Only thing would like to see is she is so giving in support to friends, world, animals.On Christmas, etc., if she doesn't like buying gifts, me neither, but would be nice to give donation to SPCA, org. for meds for kids,etc., for gifts. That way everyone gets a gift, esp. the warm one in your heart.

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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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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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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

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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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.

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  • Jen
  • Petersburg, KY, United States
  • 10-12-12

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

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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Love this author

Where does Fat Is the New 30 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

There is nothing like Jill Conner Browne reading her books. A great read for all women (and their men!)

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

I love her accent. She brings it to life

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  • monica
  • ROSWELL, GA, United States
  • 07-11-12

She is our Queen

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

She is one of my favorite authors, but this is not her best book.

If you’ve listened to books by Jill Conner Browne before, how does this one compare?

This one is not as funny as she usually is, a little more "preachy"

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

Only she can read it likes she wants you to hear it. Very Good!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very emotional at times