Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: Fat is the New 30 by Jill Conner Browne

Fat is the New 30 by Jill Conner Browne 

Publisher: Amazon Publishing 
Pages: 266 
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Amazon:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Quite a comedic book that made for a great break from the novels that I had been reading.  With a theme throughout this book as to how to get through painful times, each chapter was different and unique.  I enjoyed reading a chapter on its own and being able to easily put down and pick the book up again.

I am not sure that my age group is the exact audience, but I think we younger gals can enjoy and appreciate the humor in this book.  I think this a book for our mothers to enjoy.  I would also think this book would be a better read for those in the Southern half of the United States or who wish to return to the South!

Although this was my first experience with The Sweet Potato Queens, I would definitely read another in the future.  Unfortunately in this book there were some inside jokes that I didn't quite get, so I would definitely start back at the beginning and enjoy the series in order.    

Rating:  definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

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