Synopses & Reviews
You are cordially invited to attend...
The Sweet Potato Queens are bona fide experts at planning a marvelous marriage (and ending one—flip this book right on over if you're looking for advice on dumping a deadweight hubby!), so who better to provide this handy wedding planner? And even if you're not planning your own nuptials, surely you have dreamt about your perfect day, regardless of whether you've met Mr. Right yet! In this essential manual, you'll learn:
• How to plan a truly regal wedding
• What to wear (and what not to wear) to your own wedding, or to anyone else's
• How to organize the sassiest games and sauciest entertainment for the occasion
• How to plan and prepare the greasiest, tastiest wedding vittles for your big-ass guests
You are hereby summoned to appear . . .
The Sweet Potato Queens know a thing or two about ending a marriage (and beginning one—flip this book on over if you’re planning on attaching yourself to the ol' ball and chain!), so who better to provide this crucial divorce guide? Besides, whether you’re getting your own personal divorce or not, chances are you’ll be calling Mr. Right Mr. I-Don’t-Think-So sometime in the future! In this practical handbook, you'll learn:
• How to survive even the nastiest divorce while maintaining your queenly composure
• Why it’s appropriate—and necessary!—to throw divorce showers and send out divorce announcements
• Why love is even better the second, third, or fourth time around
"With the fifth raucous outing in her indefatigable series, Browne and her fallen Southern belles make the leap from trade paperback original to hardcover. This hilarious reference is a one-stop relationship shopper's dream: start from the front and it's a wedding planner; flip the book over and it's a divorce guide. Boasting 'around thirteen marriages and eight divorces so far not to mention more than 300 combined years of valuable experience,' Browne and her fellow Queens offer sage advice, dire warnings and sidesplitting anecdotes for women who could use 'some sympathy, some understanding, some refreshments and a little fucking help around here.' Between offering tips on how to save money on weddings and avoid manslaughter charges during divorces, Browne also teaches her own language course in Southern-speak, which she dubs 'Y'allbonics,' and shares recipes encouraging 'balloonia' over bulimia. As funny as Browne can be, her powerful underlying message has always been preaching empowerment to women who feel they have no options ('Quit investing your life in a relationship that's bringing you only minimal returns. Don't be skeert of going for more'). No wonder, according to www.SweetPotatoQueens.com, there are nearly 4,800 worldwide chapters devoted to Browne's fun-loving and life-affirming teachings. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Jill Conner Browne is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Sweet Potato Queens’ Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, or Dead and The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner), as well as the national bestsellers The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love and God Save the Sweet Potato Queens. She is Boss Queen of the Sweet Potato Queens of Jackson, Mississippi.