Fat Is the New 30 ~ Book Review & Giveaway!

Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts of ) Life
Jill Conner Browne
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Book Review By MamaLuvsBooks: 
If you like authors Jen Lancaster and Jill Smokler, then you will love author Jill Conner Browne. She’s a tell-it-like-it-is writer who holds nothing back. In this book she writes about survival of things in life that get you down. It may be getting older, gaining weight, your finances, parenting, or even just the state of the economy in this country. Browne is hilarious and writes so that people can relate to her and the situations she describes. You will feel like you know her by the end of this book, and maybe also that she might have known you.  
This book is written almost like a Chicken Soup for the Soul book where each chapter is like it’s own short story. I liked this about the book because I could just read a chapter at night and put it down. I never had to worry about re-reading portions because I was lost (and that is good because Browne goes into how our minds just aren’t as sharp as they used to be once we get into our 30’s, and I’m well into them now)!

My favorite chapters were the ones about the animals she acquired at her home to take care of (could relate), the parts about us getting older (again~could relate), the section about loving food and her recipes (ha! relating still), and the part about her living the Swamp People life before the show even came out was hilarious (could not relate but so funny).

1. It is fun to read with chapters being like short stories
2. It has relevant topics that most people can relate to
3. It is a great pick-up and put-down book
4. Some stories cracked me up!
5. Love how she tells is like it is and actually gives some sound advice as well

6. She writes like she’s sitting down and talking to you as a friend (and maybe even a friend that has been drinking and sounds like a sailor on occasion)

7. It’s received other positive reviews on Amazon
8. She has a whole series of books which I can’t wait to read!

About Author Jill Conner Browne (from Amazon.com):

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. 

Books by Jill Conner Browne (from Amazon.com):

Paperback: $8.26 Kindle Edition: $7.85
March 20, 2012
4.5 out of 5 stars   (13)
Paperback: $10.99 Kindle Edition: $9.99
January 19, 1999
4.4 out of 5 stars   (317)
Paperback: $10.38 Kindle Edition: $9.99
April 15, 2008
3.9 out of 5 stars   (40)
Paperback: $5.18 Kindle Edition: $9.99
December 30, 2008
4.2 out of 5 stars   (20)
Paperback: $10.98 Kindle Edition: $9.99
January 9, 2001
4.1 out of 5 stars   (63)
Paperback: $10.20 Kindle Edition: $13.99
January 7, 2003
4.3 out of 5 stars   (52)
Paperback: $10.95 Kindle Edition: $11.99
October 5, 2004
3.6 out of 5 stars   (12)
Hardcover: $9.20 Kindle Edition: $10.99
December 29, 2009
4.4 out of 5 stars   (15)
Paperback: $11.62 Kindle Edition: $9.99
December 31, 2007
3.8 out of 5 stars   (24)
February 1, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars   (1)
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  1. I’m just going with the flow of aging.

  2. I think just go with it. You can’t stop it so you might as well go with it!

  3. Amanda Lyn says:

    Ill go gracefully

  4. I don’t feel like I am aging, but really, I am! I am not going gracefully. I am going with exercise, oatmeal face wash, and lots of love and laughter. That should keep me younger than my real age for quite a while.

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  6. I just go with it .

  7. I am okay with aging!

  8. Are those my only 2 choices? I am not fighting to stay young. But I do fight each day to live.

  9. Would love to win and read this. Sounds right up my alley (or age-frame)

  10. amy linderman says:

    at 42 i dont really care…glad to make it this far!

  11. Not sure, have 30 coming up.

  12. I’m just going with it..so far I’m okay with aging as long as I can keep coloring my hair. :)

  13. I plan to age gracefully, but I will do everything I can to take care of myself and stay healthy, thus looking and feeling younger than I am.

    I love books of vignettes! They are so much fun.

  14. Age is just a number and part of life so I will probably just go gracefully unless it gets way to bad and I need a little help :)

  15. I don’t think I will age gracefully.

  16. I have no problem…I’m just enjoying my life, but I am going to fight it and feel good about myself.

  17. I don’t mind it..it happens to all of us. I wont fight it but I will take care of myself so it doesn’t happen so drastically lol

  18. I hate getting older and I’m going to fight it as much as possible.

  19. Aging is definitely NOT for sissies. I hate it and I’m fighting it tooth and nail.Every day brings some new horror.

  20. Am gonna fight it ;)

  21. im going to fight it but fight it gracefully lol

  22. Natasha C says:

    I am young forever and I plan on embracing and enjoying my age whatever it may be and I plan on doing it as gracefully as I can ;)

  23. not too happy about it-but the alternative is not great!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I hate it…:(

    Cara James

  25. I’m going to age as gracefully as possible. If i ever teach anything to my girls, i want it to be to be proud of who they are, what they look like and enjoy their age .. whatever it is.

  26. I’m turning 50 in June and I’m accepting it pretty well. One I don’t look 50 even with 8 grandkids..

  27. Theresa says:

    I will have to age eventually. I feel like fighting it but know I’ll go gracefully!


  28. I fought for a while…decided to go gracefully :)

  29. Just accepting it as well as can but those fine lines are gonna do me in…lol

  30. I’m nervous about aging but I guess I will go gracefully.

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