The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel by Jill Conner Browne
Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet (Sweet Potato Queens Series)

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"I have no pride. I tell anything," Jill Conner Browne is fond of saying. As Her Royal Highness, Boss Queen of the Sweet Potato Queens®, she has told legions of fans, known as "SPQ Wannabes," her delectable secrets to living, loving -- and eating -- like a queen. In her words, "More is more."

How much more? The #1 New York Times bestselling author of five works of nonfiction now serves up The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet. The humor in this uproarious coming-of-queen novel is more delicious than a favorite dessert (the Queens favor Chocolate Stuff™, of course).

In Jackson, Mississippi, Mary Bennett, Patsy, Gerald, and Jill are high school classmates whose daily routine is paced like a shuffle through the local red dirt -- until the arrival of a redheaded newcomer banishes monotony forever. With her luxurious mane and voluptuous figure, Tammy Myers aspires to join the silver-spooners, who make things happen in their lives. When Jill convinces Tammy and the others that money might buy a certain kind of good time and that true friendship has no price tag, the "Sweet Potato Queens" are born. "If it ain't fun, we ain't doin' it," runs their official club motto, and the Queens are true to their word.

Together, the Queens laugh out loud as they step down the long -- and not altogether pretty -- road toward making their very own queen dust, the sparkle that comes from livin' and lovin' their own lives. The Sweet Potato Queens' First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn't Actually Do, but Could Have, and May Yet reveals that the journey isn't always easy, but in the company of the Queens, you can sparkle, too.
 

About Jill Conner Browne

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Jill Conner Browne is the New York Times bestselling author of six Sweet Potato Queens books. She lives and writes on all things Queenly from Jackson, Mississippi.
 
Published January 2, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Romance. Fiction

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Five high-school friends from Jackson, Miss., forge an enduring bond, based on their mutual belief in each other's fabulousness.

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After five nonfiction bestsellers, Browne leaps into fiction (with assistance by Bottom Dollar Girls creator Karin Gillespie) and delivers a GEN-U-WINE page-turner of a novel. Fans won't be sur

Oct 02 2006 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Potato Queens' Firs...

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Browne's sassy, funny, down-to-earth personality shines through in her narration of her first novel (following five bestselling nonfiction titles). Browne recounts the fictional adventures and

Jan 29 2007 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Potato Queens' Firs...

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After five nonfiction bestsellers, Browne leaps into fiction (with assistance by Bottom Dollar Girls creator Karin Gillespie) and delivers a GEN-U-WINE page-turner of a novel. Fans won't be sur

Oct 02 2006 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Potato Queens' Firs...

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Browne's sassy, funny, down-to-earth personality shines through in her narration of her first novel (following five bestselling nonfiction titles). Browne recounts the fictional adventures and

Jan 29 2007 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Potato Queens' Firs...

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