Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Preseving Your Assets" by Jill Connor Browne

God save the SPQs!! I've been a huge fan of Jill and her books since the first one hit the used book store I was working in so many years ago. Read it, loved it, bought up the rest of the copies and gave them out to my mom, my sis, and my female friends - I loved it that much. Over the years the series has had its hit and somewhat misses, but the books are pretty much always funny. Not to mention at least one or two recipes for some sinfully delicious foodstuffs.

This SPQ book hits the mark, and in a big way, for this aging bookbabe. It's all about getting older, and how to maintain a bit of dignity as you do it. Such as being aware of your choices in attire. There's nothing sadder than an aging beauty who's still trying to squeeze her size 16 butt into a trendy pair size 12 low-riders, especially if she's still wearing thongs. Like Jill says, know thyself and know there's not a dang thing wrong with buying comfy panties! I must agree wholeheartedly, and while it's just as unflattering to wear clothes that are too big, you need to buy the size you really are - it will look better on you, and there's the added benefit of being able to breathe!

The book is a complete hoot, and I about laughed myself silly in several sections, too many to name here. My hubby was less enamored of this entry, but then again, he's a man and they don't seem to worry about too much of anything. Having reached the ripe old age of 40, I can appreciate so much of Jill's advice, and yes, there are more sinfully delicious recipes for all sorts of foodstuffs near the back of the book. Long Live the Sweet Potato Queens!

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

I will have to get this one ... sounds like a riot! Her books get snatched up quickly at my favorite used book trading site, www.bookins.com, but I'll put it on my want list and hope to get it soon! Thanks for the review.