Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (The Crappy Parts Of) Life

Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (The Crappy Parts Of) Life

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by Jill Conner Browne
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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 yourself.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612181400
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
415,823
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts) of Life 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
If you’re a fanatic fan of Ms. Browne or you’ve never ever read her it matters not one bit you will if you are fan, enlarge your fandom and if you’ve never read her become an instant fan. In fact if you don’t erupt in laughter by the tenth page and have tears running down your face by the 30th, you’re either not human, there is absolutely no hope for you and are utterly unredeemable. Now for the rest of you pay attention because her Highness Queen Jill herself has the undisputed end all cure for coping with life, love and the pursuit thereof and here is just a tease of what you’ll find between the covers of my spittle and tear stained copy. 1st Denial 2nd Get a Dog 3rd Laugh at your embarrassing moments 4th (my favorite) Vengeance 5th Diversion Want more buy the book, if you know someone in need of a good cheering up buy the book as a gift, believe me no one capable of laughter in any form will get through the chapter on “gator hunting” without roaring and rolling on the floor and if they do then by the time they read the chapter about the “bus” will definitely do them in. Now if none of this interests you or makes you run to your nearest bookstore you may return to the mother ship anytime because no Zippity Doo Dah® at all will help you. My Queen Ms. Browne I am performing the best courtesy I know how to honor you for some of the happiest hours I’ve ever spent reading and I look forward to your next installment of wisdom.
LetsBookIt More than 1 year ago
Fat is the New 30 is a collection of essays that make fun of all the stupid things we do, or that happen to us, every day. Things like: making gravy with a bit of vinegar in it - no big deal unless you mistake the baking soda for cornstarch and end up with a gravy volcano erupting in the kitchen; or attending a Tupperware party that also happens to include sex toys; or falling asleep at work. There are also travel pointers for the uninitiated - did you know that in Scotland you can't have your cow with you if you get drunk? - and many other tidbits of Southern wisdom to help the reader along her way with a smile on her face and a skip in her step. If laughing at yourself causes you to break out in hives, be sure to avoid this book. The rest of us will love it. OK - we'll love MOST of it. The overuse of Capital Letters did get on MY nerves, just a bit. Otherwise Fat is the New 30 is a winner.
Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
Jill Connor Browne is an entertaining author. The reader will probably not get through half of this book without a chuckle if not a full-out guffaw. She states what she knows in a realistic, unconcerned type of way that will grab the readers' attention. She creates certain situations and offers possible, less embarrassing, solutions to the reader. The titles of the chapters are a riot and will have the reader turning page after page, unable to put the book down. It seems like it would be impossible to get oneself into as many humorous situations as Jill Connor Browne, but she manages. She also manages to tell about her trials and travails with grace and wit. The reader will love her earthy, real voice pervading the book and how the author truly allows the reader inside her head. Topics vary from raising children to houses to Holidays. The book's topics are more likely understandable and appreciated by adult readers, but even a teenager may appreciate the situations. here is certainly something in this book for everyone! Even if this is not a book you would typically pick up, this one is worth a second glance and recommended to adults.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Quite a comedic book that made for a great break from the novels that I had been reading. With a theme throughout this book as to how to get through painful times, each chapter was different and unique. I enjoyed reading a chapter on its own and being able to easily put down and pick the book up again. I am not sure that my age group is the exact audience, but I think we younger gals can enjoy and appreciate the humor in this book. I think this a book for our mothers to enjoy. I would also think this book would be a better read for those in the Southern half of the United States or who wish to return to the South! Although this was my first experience with The Sweet Potato Queens, I would definitely read another in the future. Unfortunately in this book there were some inside jokes that I didn't quite get, so I would definitely start back at the beginning and enjoy the series in order.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: This book is definitely not along the lines of what I normally read, but I did enjoy reading it. It is filled with short little snippets from the Sweet Potato Queen's life that will absolutely keep you rolling. I've never read any of her books before. In fact, I've never even actually heard of her, but this book is filled with Southern real-life humor and story telling that absolutely kept me giggling and laughing out loud. Reading this book is like visiting a comedy club. Each chapter is it's own little series of absolutely hilarious monologues. There are stories that range from the self-denial of the people of Walmart, to the idiocy of alligator hunting (which the Sweet Potato Queen herself participated in), to the Divorce Porch (one of those hubby projects that never did seem to get finished.) Each story is told with tons of Southern humor and phrasing (which in itself is pretty darn funny. This is a fabulous book to read when traveling with your spouse. The hubby and I were driving as I was reading this book and it was so funny. I kept reading him sections aloud and it kept us both incredibly entertained. Overall this book was funny and highly entertaining. It's perfect when you are in the mood for something different and need an emotional pick-me-up. I dare you not to laugh out loud at some of the antics in this book!