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The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner) [Kindle Edition]

Jill Conner Browne
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They’re wild, beloved, and all-around fabulous, but with the Sweet Potato Queens, there’re just never enough good times—or enough good eats. Well, now all fabulous women everywhere can have their own mountains of royal fun and food, because bestselling author and Boss Queen Jill Conner Browne is revealing her big-ass top secret recipes—and the events that inspired them—in The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner). And, of course, she’s dishing up plenty of hilarious stories, including:

• Queenly adventures in mothering
•The tiniest bit of plastic surgery
• The all-true story of the Cutest Boy in the World

And, oh yes, as promised:
• Sound financial planning. Tip number one: Hope that Daddy lives forever.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Browne's third tasty outing (following Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love in 1999 and God Save the Sweet Potato Queens in 2001) finds the Boss Queen taking on Betty Crocker (source of "some of the insane ideas we have struggled with and against for the last 50 years") and channeling Suze Orman for financial advice ("There's a lot to be said for rich old guys with bad hearts and no relatives, but you can't always get what you want"). Culinarily challenged readers will be happy to find this book's main course is still Browne's hilarious anecdotes and observations about enjoying life after 40. She caps each escapade with the perfect artery-clogging recipes (with names like "Whatchamacallit Chicken," "Gooiest Cake in the World," "Bitch Bar Bacon Swimps" and "Pig Candy"-bacon rolled in brown sugar). Whether she's dealing with her mother having a stroke, confessing her obsession with buying a cement monkey or waxing on the joys of wigs or her potential second career as a plastic surgery consultant, Browne is riotously funny and human. Fans will be charmed when she falls in love with a younger man ("who totally missed Motown because he wasn't born yet") or reveals the recipe for Nuclia's Secret Weapon Hair Spray: Elmer's glue and water. Browne and her stable of Queens (no one with any taste would utter the word "drag" in their presence) show no signs of abdicating their hold on readers. Long live the Queens!
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


praise for Jill Conner Browne, the sweet potato Queen

“You don’t have to be from the South . . . you just have to like laughing out loud, a lot.”
—Chicago Tribune

“This is not reading for the faint of heart. You could die laughing.”—St. Petersburg Times

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 345 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 060980877X
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; 1 edition (November 30, 2004)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC2M9K
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,979 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well, you just gotta laugh. March 21, 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is impossible. You cannot explain it. You cannot describe it. You cannot put it down. You cannot stop laughing. You cannot not identify with much of it. You cannot stop your friends from wanting your copy. You cannot stop re-reading it. You cannot stop yourself from trying the recipes. Other than the above, my advice is grab one for yourself.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic SPQ Manifesto January 16, 2003
By A Customer
This is another laugh-till-you-cry offering from Jill Conner Browne, the Boss Queen of all Sweet Potato Queens. It was so funny, I read it in one sitting! While not as full of the exploits of the Tammys as the two previous offerings, Jill skillfully links together her uproariously funny prose with actual recipes that she has collected or been given. Topics range from her mother moving in with her (which leads to a need for pie) to the Cutest Boy in the World, whose mother makes the Sweet Potato Stuff. Buy your very own copy because you'll have to read it more than once, and because the Queens are opposed to book-loaning, as it cuts into their plastic surgery fund!
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LAUAGHING ALL THE WEIGH January 24, 2003
Format:Audio Cassette
Jill Conner Browne, popular author of "The Sweet Potato Queens' Book Of Love" and "God Save The Sweet Potato Queens," gives equal measures of sassiness and sense to her rollicking reading of her latest royal report.
The author now spends full-time touring and lecturing to her contingents of loyal subjects, and so she should because she is the true voice of the Sweet Potato Queen, whether she is going toe-to-toe with Betty Crocker whom she identifies as responsible for "some of the insane ideas we have struggled with and against for the last 50 years" or urging royalists to combat aging by becoming blond no matter what.
As for Ms. Browne's tips on financial planning - who else would recommend starting a trust fund to cover costs associated with menopause?
Of this audiobook the author said, "Recording this audiobook was a dream come true. I got hours on end dedicated simply to talking about food and telling stories about my best friends. I had to stop recording a few times when the laughing got out of control, and I hope you'll be laughing along in your kitchen or car."
You bet we are!
- Gail Cooke
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B ig-assed FUNNY!! December 7, 2004
I first rented the audio version of this book....after listening to it, I had to go out and buy it for my own self! Not only was it funny, it had some kick-ass recipes that I just had to try. After I bought it, I had to buy books for my friends. This is without a doubt, one of the neatest books I've ever had. It is now tattered...cause I really do use it as a cookbook!!! And can read Great read...and good recipes!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious! January 18, 2003
By A Customer
How can you not love a book that offers financial advice like, "There's a lot to be said for rich old guys with bad hearts and no relatives"? Great recipes and even better anecdotes! Only for those with a sense of humor, though.
Other deliciously funny books: "No One's Even Bleeding" & "Delano"
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny! January 15, 2003
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What a funny book! Sure, a little racy in parts but that's what we expect from our Sweet Potato Queens! Recipes look yummy, and the financial tips are a hoot. Some of the stories have a real heart and "teared me right up". Jill Conner Browne, you are my hero. By the way, want to clone that "Cutest Boy" and send him on up to Cincinnati?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Y'all.. you gotta get this book! January 15, 2003
What can I say about this book other then it is the best and you just have to get it! If you are a fan of the first two, you know how much laughter and fun you are in for. If you have not had the luck of reading any of Jill's books, you are in for a wonderful ride. The recipies are fabulicious, try the deep fried pickles!
This is a read it all the way though in one sitting 'cause ya can't put it down, call your girlfiends and tell them to get the book, can't stop laughing to save your life kind of book. You won't be sorry :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOOOORD have MEERRRCY !!!!! A MOST YUMMISH BOOK!!! April 18, 2007
Hey this skinny melinky kid from the Bronx (me) laughed myself silly through 3 or 4 commutes to and from work-- loving this book!

You can BET I'm gonna make (and eat and G-d help whoever tries to take a portion of it from me!) all of those recipes -- especially that Hostess Twinky Pie!

A great book with irreverent wit, humor, great cuss words, sensitivity in the right places and a Boe-Day-Shuss (hey I'm from the Bronx -- we can't spell Southern words) outlook on life and..... foodies!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
that "Pumpkin Stuff that Dorothy Makes is FAB!!!
Published 2 days ago by Adele
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 2 months ago by J. Clements
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book third one I have purchased, they make great gifts
Published 7 months ago by Richard Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Repetitive Kudos
Trashy, trashy, trashy. Funny, funny, funny. Love it, love it, love it.
Ate It ALL. It's either the hospital or Weight Watchers now!
Published 7 months ago by MizNostalgia
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-ass Cookbook
The SPQ's are always fun! This book contains more recipes than the other books by this author, and some of them are positively drool-inducing. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Haxie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love all these books!
Published 8 months ago by SMinGA
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny books with recipes that would give you a heart attack.
Reading one of these books Is probably enough. I got three of them and they seem very repetitive in nature. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Julia E. Riley
4.0 out of 5 stars Yum!
I listened to this book on CD the first time. But that just made me want to buy the book as the recipes were Southern and different and yummy! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Jeanne L. Linn
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet potato queen's big ass cookbook and financial planner
the wife really likes the sweet potato queen;s. she said that they are funny and in a woman's view are real close to being true. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Fred Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Big-Ass Cookbook
GREAT Recipes and a GREAT Gift for people with a sense of humor!! I've had this book for years and gave them out as presents!! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Carol Martin
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More About the Author

Jill Conner Browne is the multiple #1 New York Times bestselling author of nine Sweet Potato Queens® books and has created a global phenomenon--6,200 chapter groups in 37 countries--based upon her philosophy and world-view as recounted through these rollicking, raucous and riotously funny essays. Women and smart men understand that the bawdy, sassy, down-to-earth humor is simply the vehicle by which the greater message is conveyed--that is, one of self-reliance and empowerment, inspiring all to do what makes their hearts sing.

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