The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet
The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel Stuff We Didn't Actually Do but Could Have and May Yet Author:Jill Conner Browne, Karin Gillespie "I have no pride. I tell anything," Jill Conner Browne is fond of saying. As Her Royal Highness, Boss Queen of the Sweet Potato Queens,? she has told legions of fans, known as "SPQ Wannabes," her delectable secrets to living, loving - and eating - like a queen. In her words, "More is more." — How much more? The #1 New York Times bestselling autho... more »r of five works of nonfiction now serves up The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, But Could Have, and May Yet. The humor in this uproarious coming-of-queen novel is more delicious than a favorite dessert (the Queens favor Chocolate Stuff, ? of course).
In Jackson, Mississippi, Mary Bennett, Patsy, Gerald, and Jill are high school classmates whose daily routine is paced like a shuffle through the local red dirt - until the arrival of a redheaded newcomer banishes monotony forever. With her luxurious mane and voluptuous figure, Tammy Myers aspires to join the silver-spooners, who make things happen in their lives. When Jill convinces Tammy and the others that money might buy a certain kind of good time and that true friendship has no price tag, the "Sweet Potato Queens" are born. "If it ain't fun, we ain't doin' it," runs their official club motto, and the Queens are true to their word.
Together, the Queens laugh out loud as they step down the long - and not altogether pretty - road toward making their very own queen dust, the sparkle that comes from livin' and lovin' their own lives. The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, But Could Have, and May Yet reveals that the journey isn't always easy, but in the company of the Queens, you can sparkle,too.« less
Silly little book of fluff....definitely does not portray true Southern ladies, as the use of the F-word was tiring. Really, can't authors and screen writers get through a book or movie without peppering that word throughout?
I enjoyed this book immensely. I found myself laughing out loud and rooting for and even feeling sorry for the main characters. A great read if you want to remember what it feels like to have the type of friends that are there for you no matter what, no matter how far away. Definitely worth the wait on the WL.
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I loved this book. It was very funny and almost convinced me to be a "Sweet Potato Queen Wannabe". You never know, I might be in the parade some day! I just received The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Life and am eager to read it!