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Fat Is The New 30

Fat Is The New 30, March 2012
by Jill Conner Browne

Amazon Publishing
266 pages
ISBN: 1612181406
EAN: 9781612181400
Kindle: B006JTTIDQ
Paperback / e-Book
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"Inspiring and funny"

Fresh Fiction Review

Fat Is The New 30
Jill Conner Browne

Reviewed by Tina Avon
Posted August 4, 2012

Women's Fiction | Humor

I have to admit that I have never read any books in the Sweet Potato Queens series, but I have heard nothing but praise for them, so I thought it was way time I got my hands on a book. Of course, considering my attraction to all things related to food and weight, I was highly intrigued by FAT IS THE NEW 30.

Little did I know that I was in for both a hilarious and yet touching read. I love that the author manages to take snippets of life (both the good and the not so good) and turn it on its ear with humor. So many times, it feels as though I take myself and my 'stuff' way too seriously and author,this b Conner Browne is giving me another way to view things -- 'yeah, life is tough but remember to laugh'. Through this series of stories, the author basically introduces some of the most difficult aspects of life, including taking care of an ill parent, by exploring the realities, but also by challenging us to find our inner child and our sense of humor. Of course, FAT IS THE NEW 30 is also geared towards food and body image, but really, that is but one aspect of this surprisingly deep and touching read. Who knew?

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The Sweet Potato Queens® are back and better than ever in this, the ninth book in Jill Conner Browne’s uproarious series that always looks at the brighter side of life—even during the crappy parts. Browne puts her considerable talents for smiling, waving (equally well with either hand), or doing both simultaneously to use as she doles out the advice and bitingly hysterical observations.

Adding the title of Deity of Denial (one she shares with her seester Judy) to her ever-growing list of accomplishments, she takes us all on a tour of her special brand of subterfuge. From the effective use of watermelon as an emotional slight of hand to Life in Pig Time’s reminder to not waste life on the non-essential to the truth behind the Bonfire of the…Mules, the secret to life is woven expertly and subtly through every paragraph on every page: life is how you look at things. Even when it’s crappy, you have the power to change it simply by changing your viewpoint.

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