Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life Audiobook | Jill Conner Browne | Audible.co.uk
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Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life | [Jill Conner Browne]
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Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of) Life

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.

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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 your own self.

©2012 Jill Conner Browne (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Kathy
    Bedford, TX, United States
    05/06/12
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    "A cure for what ails ya"

    All the Sweet Potato Queen books are wonderful and this one may be the best . I'm still laughing. I highly recommend JCB's humor as an antidote to whatever is buggin' ya.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • K. T. Archer
    Montgomery, AL, United States
    20/05/12
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    "Precious"
    What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

    Hearing Jill read her own work. Her tales are of her life and experiences, this just adds to the satisfaction she would give that much of herself to her listeners. Even through the rough part about her mother.


    What other book might you compare Fat Is the New 30 to and why?

    Any of her other works or Olivia deBelle Byrd's, "Miss Hildreth Worn Brown"


    Which character – as performed by Jill Conner Browne – was your favorite?

    Loved the story about the gator hunt! That was hysterical!


    What did you learn from Fat Is the New 30 that you would use in your daily life?

    I learned if my own writing career should ever take off in a way that Jill's has then I might truly have to think long and hard about how to do a book tour: plane or bus.


    Any additional comments?

    In the book Jill talks of "Big Butter Jesus" she saw while doing a bus book tour. Just as she said, the original singer and his video is on Youtube BUT I was shocked to see "Jesus" had been struck by lightening. Guess Heywood's line in the song about God not liking idols built was true.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tina
    sutherlin, OR, United States
    15/07/13
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    "Great pick me up!"

    Sweet potato queens are perfect if you need a laugh! Its a great reminder that even the rough times can be funny with the right perspective. I wouldn't have bought this for myself but it was a great gift!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bobbie
    LEEDEY, OK, United States
    01/04/13
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    "If you love southern humor...."

    This book was so funny. If you like Jill Conner Browne's books, you will probably like this one too. I laughed out loud many times during this book. It hit pretty close to home. Her narration is a bit flat, but I didn't really mind. Funny woman, funny book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • courtney
    north vancouver, BC, Canada
    28/12/12
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    "Love Jill Conner Browne"
    What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

    I thought the book was touching and funny.


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing the real emotion in her voice. Nothing beats the writer narrating.


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

    The part about her mom was very touching.


    Any additional comments?

    Love Jill Conner Brownes books. This one was not my favorite but it was still worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jen
    Petersburg, KY, United States
    12/10/12
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    "Disappointed, didn't want a religious treatise"
    What did you like best about Fat Is the New 30? What did you like least?

    Jill's wit isn't as sharp as the first book but is still there. The traditional religion angle is tedious and not what I was looking for.


    What aspect of Jill Conner Browne’s performance would you have changed?

    it's her book she can perform it however she wants. This is a really stupid question.


    Could you see Fat Is the New 30 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Canberra, Australia
    09/10/12
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    "Just didn't find it funny"
    Would you try another book from Jill Conner Browne and/or Jill Conner Browne?

    Sometimes you need to be a part of a culture to understand certain parts of it's humour. I think this is one of those times. Either that or it's just not funny. I'm Australian and it didn't even make me smile. So no, I wouldn't try another book by Jill Conner Browne. Her brand of humour escapes me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jill Conner Browne again?

    No


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Jill Conner Browne's accent is lovely to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen
    Ypsilanti, MI, USA
    08/08/12
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    "Love this author"
    Where does Fat Is the New 30 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    There is nothing like Jill Conner Browne reading her books. A great read for all women (and their men!)


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love her accent. She brings it to life


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • monica
    ROSWELL, GA, United States
    11/07/12
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    "She is our Queen"
    What made the experience of listening to Fat Is the New 30 the most enjoyable?

    She is one of my favorite authors, but this is not her best book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jill Conner Browne before, how does this one compare?

    This one is not as funny as she usually is, a little more "preachy"


    What does Jill Conner Browne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Only she can read it likes she wants you to hear it. Very Good!!


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

    Very emotional at times


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Meghan
    MEADVILLE, PA, United States
    11/06/12
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    "Funny"

    This book reminded me of sitting around having a good chat with my girlfriends. Very lighthearted for most of the book, with some serious and sad moments in there too. If you are looking for some great insight about life...this is not a book for you. I found it to be a good listen when I needed to take my mind off of more serious things and just laugh for a while. Stories about relationships with men, friends, children & parents, the struggles of getting (slightly) older, money issues...we all can relate and it certainly helps to be able to laugh about this stuff instead of cry. In general I liked the book. It won't be one that I'll be listening to super often, but when I'm looking for a respite from more serious issues I'll be likely to buy another Jill Conner Browne book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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