14 May 2012

Fat is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queen's Guide to Coping with (the crappy parts of) Life

 From the Back Cover:
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.
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.

A Taste from page 130-131:
Don't you just HATE it when people quote Scripture out of context to further their own ends? Yeah, me too - unless, of course, it's ME doing it, in which case I am rejoicing that I have found Divine Support for Whatever It Is I Feel Like Doing at the Moment. And at this particular moment, I have found - in the Holy Bible - an Old Testament verse that is making me reeeally happy. I think this just may be the O-fficial Bible verse of the Sweet Potato Queendom: Nehemiah 8:10: "Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy to our LORD: neither be you sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength." Well, amen, my sistas!

1 comment:

  1. These types of books are so fun for a good laugh. I love the title!


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