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From the Desk of the Boss Queen

Dear Audiobook Lover,

The older I get, the more I find all I'm really interested in doing is talking, laughing, and eating - not necessarily in that order, but always those three things. Over and over again.

The one thing that didn't make this list was cooking. I love food (truly and passionately) and food always tastes better with friends, and especially when cooked by friends. So, I thought it was finally time to spill the beans and share the recipes. As you'll hear, sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the fewest ingredients. Take Pig Candy, for example. Bacon and brown sugar when baked together are a magical combination. Trust me, one bite and the whole batch will be history.

So, recording this audiobook was a dream come true. I got hours on end dedicated simply to talking about food and telling stories about my best friends. I had to stop recording a few times when the laughing got out of control, and I hope you'll be laughing along in your kitchen or car.

As for financial planning, a word of advice, you can't afford not to buy this audiobook. It's one of the best investments you can make. Beyond that, I'm still figuring it out for myself. Having rich friends who can cook is certainly a good start.

Jill Conner Browne

For more wit and wisdom, don't miss The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love.

©2003 Jill Conner Browne; (P)2003 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Browne and her stable of Queens (no one with any taste would utter the word 'drag' in their presence) show no signs of abdicating their hold on readers. Long live the Queens!" (Publishers Weekly)
"This is not reading for the faint of heart. You could die laughing." (St. Petersburg Times)

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  • Judith
  • Sedona, AZ, USA
  • 03-08-03

All Southern Women Will Understand

When you need a good laugh at yourself or your friends, this is the book! The recipes are delicious, the financial tips are priceless and Betty Crocker will never be thought of the same way. THE Sweet Potato Queen shares her heritage, family and friends and has you chuckling your way to work, home or whereever you are going. Enjoy!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Scott
  • Placerville, CA, USA
  • 08-23-04

Amazingly Funny---full of southern charm and humor

My wife and I have enjoyed listening to this together...lots of fun. It is good to look with good natured humor at what makes men, men and women, women. The recipies sounds good too! Not so sure the financial planning aspects are all that helpful tho. Check your frowns at the door.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kathy
  • United States
  • 01-20-06

Laugh Out Loud Funny

Don't miss this one. Belly laughs are the best medicine and Sweet Potato Queens serves them up in mega doses

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Kristin
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • 02-21-04

Lord, help!

Ladies, empty your bladder before listening to this one!

I am likely to be carted away to the funny farm, walking through the grocery store listening to this book on my iPod, and hooting with laughter. My sister got me hooked on the Sweet Potato Queens, but this is the first time I've listened to the hilarious author read aloud in her sweet Southern voice.

Just listen to the sample and you'll see what a treasure this is.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Lynn
  • Vass, NC, USA
  • 09-30-08

SPQ Books

I found this book to be so funny that I decided to download it on my Kindle (the book-not the audible) just for the recipes alone. I have made the rolls and they were a hit at the breakfast table. 3 ingredients! Can you imagine?

The only negative thing is that you will want to purchase this book as a "read" so that you will have all the delicious recipes. Another plus for the Kindle as you can find a recipe instantly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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it is great

Not only is it teriffic to listen to the author read this book in her southern accent, but there are wonderful recipes. I have read this book and listened to it. I find it so much more amusing to hear it on disc.

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  • Joanna
  • Shingle Springs, CA, United States
  • 10-16-04

Made Sense

There are so many things that made sense and I just couldn't stop laughing! Had a great time listening!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Don't pop a stitch

I had to wait a week after my sister's surgery before I let her listen to this so she wouldn't pop a stitch. My 11 year old daughter has me play this again and again for her. It is wisdom at its funniest best.

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  • Karen
  • Arvada, CO, USA
  • 03-06-03

Laugh out loud!

This has got to be the funniest thing I have listened to in a long time. Men will be offended by this book because it tells it like it is. This book is gaurenteed to get you out of a bad mood.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Only one problem with this book

The only problem with this book is I had to listen to parts again just to get the recipes written down!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful