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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.