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
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
-- '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
image, but really, that is but one aspect of this
surprisingly deep and touching read. Who knew?
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.