Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fat is the New 30 by Jill Conner Browne

Title:  Fat is the New 30:
The Sweet Potato Queen's Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts of) Life
Author: Jill Conner Browne
My Rating: B+

Genre: humor
Series: Sweet Potato Queen
Main Characters: -
Release Date: April 2012
ISBN978-1612181400
Publisher: AmazonEncore


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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.


Story Overview:
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 ownself.

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!

1 comment:

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

I've read all the Sweet Potato Queen books & LOVED them all. I need a good laugh on ocassion. She always delivers.