Book Reviews of The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
Author: Jill Conner Browne
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ISBN-13: 9780609804131
ISBN-10: 0609804138
Publication Date: 1/19/1999
Pages: 213
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 373 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 11
I agree with Katie and Andrea, this book was alright, but I just couldn't get into the humor. Some of it was rather trashy in my opinion and not something I would really expect to find in this book.

For example, the book gives you tips on how to get your way with anything, get anything you want at all, and get someone to do stuff for you. All you gotta do is get a group of your girl pals together, find a man, and tell him that all of you will do sexual favors for him if he does whatever you want.

I found that rather offensive and even though they say later on that they never live up to their part of the deal because what is the guy going to do about it..that's just wrong to do that to get someone to do favors for you because you're too lazy to do them yourself! Plus if women went around doing that around town they'd be called names and known for what they do.

So I found this book very vulgar and very nasty especially with the details it went into, and the women to be very snobbish as if no one could compete with them because they are goddesses in their own right, and no one could ever be what they are.

Do not let your teenagers read this book.
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Helpful Score: 9
Jill Conner Browne is HILARIOUS! You will laugh out loud while reading!
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Helpful Score: 8
For those of you who like the Ya Ya Sisterhood novels- this is another fun read. Get a cup of coffee and get ready to have fun.
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Helpful Score: 4
It was okay. I have a good sense of humor, but this book really didn't work for me.
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Helpful Score: 4
The margarita recipe is DANGEROUS! Don't plan on functioning after two!
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Helpful Score: 3
Amusing. More interesting than I thought it would be.
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute and funny book. Quick easy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I was laughing out loud throughout this book! I really enjoyed the witty comments that were made by the author and the funny stories. It is a great fast read about southern ladies.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very funny, different take on life.
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Helpful Score: 2
Couldn't get into it....
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny, funny, funny! Had me crying with laughter throughout the whole book.

BEWARE for those of you who like their humor "not quite so trashy" this book is full of trashy humor, trashy language and trashy behavior - just what you would expect from the "Sweet Potato Queens" and I loved it!
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Helpful Score: 2
Absolutely hilarious. Fun to read, though I couldn't read much of it out loud to my husband even though I wanted to because it was not appropriate for young children! Highly recommended for any woman who needs a laugh.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although this book was somewhat clever, I really didn't enjoy. The characters did not endear themselves to me and I had to actually force myself to finish it. It was given to me as a gift from a dear friend who truly loved this book and bought a copy for each of her friends. It just wasn't my taste in books.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved it, there risque portions so this book is not for everyone, but they are truly hilarious!!! I loved the "Chocolate Stuff" and the "Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margaritas" I almost peed my pants laughing at some of the reading!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I did not find it very funny. the jokes were trite and tired.
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Helpful Score: 2
Hilarious book for women of a "certain age"...makes you wish you could be like them, but wouldn't dare. Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was recommended to me by a friend who thought it was hilarious. I did find a few parts of it funny, but was disappointed in it overall.
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Helpful Score: 1
I just couldn't get into this book. The humor just wasn't there for me and I found the women to be kind of snobby and rude.
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Helpful Score: 1
I tried to get into this book. I just did not enjoy it. I didn't finish the book, which is saying something for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Funny and at the same time thought provoking. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the recipes in this book and visiting their website.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book ... it is about a southern belle's look at love,
life and men , marriage and being prepared. It is funny and insightful
at the same time.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fun, cute book filled with outrageous commentary on life, love, and why men wear wigs. It even had a few great recipes such as "Danger Pudding" and "Knock You Naked Margaritas" thrown in for good measure.
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A fallen southern belle's look at love, life, men, marriage, and being prepared.
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Fun read...now I want to be a Sweet Potato Queen!!
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Hysterical!!! Shared many of these stories with girlfriends!!!
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Irreverant and funny. A few parts too risque for my taste, but I collected a number of memorable quotes anyway. The funny parts were very, very funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I can only hope that when I get to "that age" that I can have that much fun with it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not for everyone - only those with a great sense of humor! Jill is a southern treasure. She defines what it is to be a "girlfriend"! LOVE her books and LOVE her. I long to be a Sweet Potato Queen at some point in my life. Have fun w/Jill and her Queens!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was perhaps my first dive into serious female humor. After working 80 hour work weeks my entire life, a work buddy called me and told me that "I had to read this book." Well, I did, and I couldn't put it down. I laughed so hard that people walking past looked at me strangely. Little did I know, I thought this was a work of fiction, and even AFTER reading it (alas, I flash through everything I do, rarely paying close attention), I failed to realize that this group of ladies is very real, and still in existence today. In fact, my colleague rode her Harley from Houston to see them on her vacation one year. I always keep a spare, but I have two, so you can have this one. A MUST READ if you have the slightest sense of humor whatsoever.
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Helpful Score: 1
Absolutely hilarious! Highly recommended.
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I didn't like this. Just plain stupid.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very different book. Not what I expected. I think the recipes will be good to try. I was expecting a little more than what I read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was very funny. I truly want to be a Sweet Potato Queen, however it is meant. I plan to try some of the recipes mentioned. I have ordered other SPQ books.
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Helpful Score: 1
I did not like this book at all. I could not even finish it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hysterical! This is laugh out loud funny!!
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This book had me laughing out loud more times than I can't count!

If you don't know the Sweet Potato Queens, you should! This book is the first by Jill Connor Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen, and is one of the funniest books around that any woman, but especially southern women, will appreciate.
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Hilarious!!!!! There were parts that made me almost wet my pants! GREAT book. Loved it!
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Every Southern Queen must read it.
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Has moments of laugh out loud episodes. If readers is amused by southern anedotes, this book will be a fun romp.
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A fallen southern belle's look at love, life, men marriage and being prepared. *The true magic words guaranteed to get any man to do your bidding *The five men you must have in your life at all times *Men who may need killing, quite frankly *What to eat when tragedy strikes, or just for entertainment *The best advice ever given in the entire history of the world
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This first book was fun and made me think about being a little more whimsical in my life...
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Started with a bang! Then rapidly progressed to a whizz-fizzle...expected a Roman candle and got a Black Cat dud.
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Light-hearted take on growing old crazily. These gals have a lot more fun than those red hat people!
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I read this out loud with a friend and we laughed so hard we cried!

Then went and made a big batch of Pig Candy!
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Funny book. A definite read for those days you need laughter.
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The first in the series of Sweet Potato Queen books. This hilarious manuel gives you everything you need to know about Love, Life, Men, Marriage and the importance of Being Prepared.
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Laugh out loud funny! I'm looking forward to more of her books.
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hysterically funny. I do SO want to be a Sweet Potato Queen
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A fallen Southern Belle's look at love, life, men, marriage and being prepared. This book is the new manual for all women - Southerners as well as all those unlucky enought be from elsewhere. To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. SInce the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade.
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This is a SUPER book!
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this was a fun read
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Loved this book. She really knows what she's talking about when it comes to men.
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This is a cute book and is more for women than for men.
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How could you not love the ladies
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A fallen southern bell's look at love, life, men marriage, and being prepared.

Chapters include: The true magic words guaranteed to get any man to do your bidding; the five men you must have in your life at all times; men who may need killing, quite frankly; what to eat when tragedy strikes, or just for entertainment; the best advice ever given in the entire history of the world.
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I am not a fan of the Sweet Potato Queen series. My best friend however loves them and says that they would be a great summer beach read.
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Loved it! A quick, humorous read.
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This book is hilariously funny!!
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Some funny parts, Just not my style.
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fun summer reading
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Humor Series. Southern group of ladies and their escapades.
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I found this book fun with the southern humor. It is to be read with this in mind--humor is what it is. It covers, What to eat when tragedy strikes, or just for entertainment. The five men you must have in your life at all times. Men who may need killing, quite frankly. The true magic words guaranteed to get any man to do your bidding. As another reviewer stated, this is not for kids. But i did enjoy this read.
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Very funny book!
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it was ok
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From Publishers Weekly
Unlike other beauty queens, the Jackson, Miss., Sweet Potato Queens are self-crowned, rule for life (there\'s no \"former\" tag for these gals) and are real women--figure flaws and all. Originally organized in 1982, the Queens are, by their own account, \"fallen Southern belles\" and \"female drag queens\"--and as such, they are all about attitude and humor. This buoyantly funny guide to life and love is a hoot from the get-go as ringleader Browne offers queenly observations on life\'s most pressing issues. Some topics may seem trivial, such as tanning, making the most of big hair and delighting in \"big, sturdy, serviceable, substantial Russian immigrant underwear\" for pregnant women (it\'s so \"indescribably comfy\" that \"you may never go back\"), but they are expertly mined for laughs. Non-cooks may reconsider when reading the hilariously artery-clogging recipes in the chapter \"What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes,\" highlighting the four main food groups (sweet, salty, fried, and au gratin) and suitable for both therapeutic and recreational eating. The life-affirming final chapter reminds readers of life\'s many options: \"Life may indeed be short, but it is, for a fact, wide.\" If you can\'t get enough of the Queens, you can visit their website: www.sweetpotatoqueens.com.
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What a hoot!
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Irreverently funny
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Hysterical, southern humor--for women only.
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Funny Book
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southern belles look at love
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A Fallen Southern Belle's Look at Love, Life, Men, Marriage, and Being Prepared. COMEDY
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Rather silly...some humorous parts that I laughed...
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This book is a hoot! Great condition -- good for bookclub, complete with tiaras and Fat Mama's Knock You Naked margaritas. :-)
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Book Description
To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. Chapters include:
The True Magic Words Guaranteed to Get Any Man to Do Your Bidding
The Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times
Men Who May Need Killing, Quite Frankly
What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes, or Just for Entertainment

And, of course:
The Best Advice Ever Given in the Entire History of the World

From tales of the infamous Sweet Potato Queens' Promise to the joys of Chocolate Stuff and Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margaritas, this irreverent, shamelessly funny book is the gen-u-wine article.
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FROM THE BACK OF THE BOOK: To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980's this group of belles gone bhad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade. In this book, their royal ringleader, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared.

This book is hilarious, and a quick, fun read!
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Haven't read this one.