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    The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner)

    Browne, Jill Conner

    Three Rivers Press
    Published: January 7, 2003
    ISBN: 060980877X

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    Book Description
    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.

    Product 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:

    and#8226; Queenly adventures in mothering
    and#8226;The tiniest bit of plastic surgery
    and#8226; The all-true story of the Cutest Boy in the World

    And, oh yes, as promised:
    and#8226; Sound financial planning. Tip number one: Hope that Daddy lives forever.

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