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

Friday, April 13, 2012
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.

Goodreads Summary

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.

4 Stars

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