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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

    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.

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    • mary
    • Granite City, IL, United States
    • 09-08-10

    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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    Laughing out loud

    Wonderful summer read. Just raucous enough for me.

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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

    Wonderful

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

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    • Abigail
    • arlington, VA, United States
    • 03-08-09

    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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    better written, but still fun

    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love to be better than the print version?

    No, but this is the first of the series. By the latest (fat is new 30), JCB has honed the craft. If you like and enjoy the written exploits of the tammys, you'll still like the audio,but I would have liked it less if I fight already have a mental image of the big booties and big hairs in mind from reading

    What did you like best about this story?

    JCB isn't afraid to just tell it how it isn't. She exaggerates in the great, just too much over the top way that Dave Barry and Steve Martin do,just enough to over come the anxiety that makes something "offensive" and makes it downright ludicrous and there fore revealing. Ex. The big butt and boob costumes that weigh in at 40 lbs each or the food groups of fat, fried, salty, and an gratin.

    What three words best describe Jill Conner Browne’s performance?

    Southern beauty queen

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

    She has more of these in fat is the new 30 where she takes care of her dying mom. Never have I read before someone who tells that as it is- a process that goes on for longer than you want, can be downright ordinary, and even funny, but also really stresses the soul.

    Any additional comments?

    JCB and dave Barry should spend a week in upstate Florida writing . I'd kill for that kind of backwoods southern humor.

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    funny as hell

    i own the hard copy, but I enjoy the author's reading performance so much I decided to download.

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    Almost a Bible for Southern women!

    What did you love best about The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love?

    Whatever you do, don't listen to this book at the gym! I laughed so hard at the bit about the pork chop that I nearly flung myself off of the elliptical machine!

    Which scene was your favorite?

    The opossum story. It's a classic.

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

    Laughed so hard I cried through most of the book!

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    Love love love the sweet potato Queen's and the recipes

    This is a wonderful book to listen to and read I personally think that it is better to listen to Jill read it to you it gives a lot more to it when you hear her read it you must read this book 1st before you read any of her other books following it is a basis for the sweet potato Queen's I also would like to mentionthat you should get your pen and paper out towards the end to write down the wonderful recipes she refers to I highly recommend this book for summertime reading at the beach and I love audible

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 06-09-09

    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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