Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne


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.


The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love is hilarious and uplifting. It is delightfully witty and informative; somewhat the “Heloise Hints” for fun-living. The Sweet Potato Queens are self-proclaimed queens; youth and beauty are not prerequisites...neither is a beauty pageant body because they will remake your body by making you a queen costume with a twenty pound stuffed top out front and a twenty-pound stuffed butt out back. And here are the reflections from their first parade, right from the book:

"The result was mesmerizing. We were true crowd pleasers in these suits, proving that it is possible to please everyone all the time. For white males, it is impossible to have tits that are too big, and for black males, you cannot get the butt big enough. At the same time, if your tits are big enough, white guys don't care how big your butt is; and if your butt's big enough, black guys don't care what's happening around front. (We know all this because the Sweet Potato Queens are multicultural and we've compared notes.)"

This ridiculous good read will keep you in stitches. Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting, Rose, Julie & Rochelle

Length: 240 Pages
Print: $14.00
Digital: $9.99
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