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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Conner Browne Narrator: Jill Conner Browne Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781455876433
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 2/14/2014

    " Super fun...I wish I had started with her first book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanna Smith | 1/31/2014

    " Everything annoyed me. From the capitalization of random words to the author stating a few times how funny she is (she's not). I made it to about chapter 3 until I gave up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Tarrants | 1/29/2014

    " Hilarious! Very familiar for those if us from the south. Insightful for those who aren't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/22/2014

    " Each chapter is an essay. This makes it easy to put down and pick up again. Many essays made me smile. I was not a fan of the author's repeated referrals to her previous books...for me it was like a commercial interrupting the flow of a movie. I was also a little surprised by some of the language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariya | 1/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this author's humor! Hilarious! I was not expecting the last chapter concerning the death of her mother. This was a rough one for me to get through considering that my own mother passed only away three weeks ago. However, her experience with grief and the guilt she reported feeling afterward are something that I can relate to. Oh yeah, there are some delicious sounding, artery clogging recipes to be found in this book as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Berhow newgard | 1/14/2014

    " Hil air e us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/12/2014

    " Laughed 'til I cried... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tsarina60 | 1/12/2014

    " I love the Sweet Potato Queens. They rock "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 12/26/2013

    " Very good. Very funny. Not as racy as her earlier books. I love that she only has one thing on her bucket list and that is to sit on her porch and do nothing. So far, she has yet to accomplish this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/14/2013

    " Oh how I love Jill Conner Brown! She makes me laugh and cry in the same book - and even feel like I got a bit of therapy. I highly suggest listening to this book. The author reads it and it is perfect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/29/2013

    " This book provided a good laugh right when I needed it. The last chapter was meant to inspire, however I found it to be a bit of a downer after the rest of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pam | 11/9/2013

    " Ah - this was the perfect antidote to a stressful week. I laughed so hard reading this bawdy trashy (and I say that with the utmost respect) book I thought I would die. Thank goodness I was home alone so I didn't embarrass the crap out of myself. All hail the sweet potato queens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina Cutuli | 7/25/2013

    " So far...she sounds like someone I'd like to hang out with. Funny stuff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 7/2/2013

    " I liked it, but not near as much as some of her first SPQ books. The best chapter, by far, is the last one where she writes about her mother. It truly came from the heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 6/14/2013

    " Love, Love, Love the laugh out loud happiness I get from reading these books! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 4/24/2013

    " A lot of rambling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 2/7/2013

    " Typical JCB humor, with a touch of good aging advice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 1/6/2013

    " Most of the book made me laugh. The last chapter made me cry. What more can you ask of a book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Cat | 12/19/2012

    " Not Jill at her best. The last chapter is lovely though. If you haven't read her (and I adore her), start with another one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rhonda | 11/9/2012

    " only made it thru two chapters...very sophomoric and not at all entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 8/2/2012

    " This book is very entertaining. Brown has a keen sense of humor. Her insights into southern behavior and language kept me amused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/17/2012

    " Sweet Potato Queens are BACK! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie T | 4/27/2012

    " Mildly amusing. Not quite as funny as her other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily V | 3/15/2012

    " Kind of meanders. Many of the stories go absolutely nowhere...but were funny nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Jill Conner BrowneJill Conner Browne is the multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author of nine Sweet Potato Queens® books and has created a global phenomenon--6,200 chapter groups in 37 countries--based upon her philosophy and world-view as recounted through these rollicking, raucous and riotously funny essays. Women and smart men understand that the bawdy, sassy, down-to-earth humor is simply the vehicle by which the greater message is conveyed--that is, one of self-reliance and empowerment, inspiring all to do what makes their hearts sing.