If the Nobel committee offered awards in Gender Relations, the Sweet Potato Queens would have the prize all locked up. These fine ladies have devoted an absolutely inordinate amount of time to the pursuit of love, marriage, and great sex, and they’re just bursting to share their stories. Now their royal ringleader, bestselling author Jill Conner Browne, brings you The Sweet Potato Queens’ Field Guide to Men, a hilarious (and highly instructive) handbook about the men we love to hate, and the ones we love to love, with special revelations about:
Why he didn’t call The sweetest revenge ever The downright crazy things we will do for romance
Plus, memorable tales of Queenly dating adventures, the shameless lowdown on looking as young as you feel, and more royal recipes that are guaranteed to bring him home each and every night.
Looking in New England
By Ayla "Ayla" - October 15, 2004
I had to leave the South, as Queen Jill and Tammy had already taken all the Cutest Boys...at least in the South! Last night I was asked to leave Amtrak's "Quiet Car" during my commute home, as even my attempts to stifle my laughter were disturbing the other passengers. As an acupuncturist, I must advise Jill that not only does it work for weight loss, but for "facial rejuvenation" as well. Unfortunately for me, treating myself would intrude on my lolling about time.
This is serving not only as a refresher course "Guide to Men," but I am also reading passages to my daughter as it is time for her education! She is speechless...mostly because she can't breathe.
Hilarious!!! All those things we think about men...the things we say to our girlfriends about our bodies and our men...and all the things our mothers told us that ladies don't say out loud!!
A great gift for anyone down in the dumps over a man
By M. Garrison - November 12, 2004
I love all the Sweet Potato Queens books, and this one is right up there with the very first one -- truly a great, hysterical read, all the way through to the end.
One of the things I like best about all the Sweet Potato Queen books is how much they celebrate women of all ages and shapes. Too much chick lit can sometimes leave a girl wondering if the really fun things in life only happen to thin girls in the city, but that's definitely not the case here.
Not only a fun book to read, but definitely a great gift -- for anyone upset about their man, or for a man who really wants to understand women but just isn't getting it.
Just didn't have the old magic
By David Michael Cohen - November 25, 2005
My wife and I have loved the Sweet Potato Queen books from the beginning. Reading them together became something of a ritual for us. This book, however, left us both rather disappointed.
Jill Conner Browne is a very talented writer, no question about that, and her latest book did offer several laugh-out-loud moments. Her descriptions of the various types of men (and the women who are involved with them) was very funny. She devoted one brief chapter to explaining why "he" didn't call, which combined humor and down-home good sense as only the SPQ can do.
However, Conner-Browne's distinctive literary voice has changed over the years, and not for the better. In one chapter she goes on endlessly about her plastic surgery experience, from which she recuperates with a shopping spree. In another section, she describes her experience with acuptuncture, blissfully glossing over the expense of it. Previously, the SPQ came across as folksy and full of love-for-life... read more
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