American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Preserving Your Assets

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jill Conner Browne
Narrator: Jill Conner Browne
Genres: Comedy, Aging & Longevity
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: December 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

Whether young enough to look "hot" or of the age to only feel that way (in flashes with buckets of sweat), every woman has given, or will give, ample thought to preserving her best "assets" (thighs included), so that the dread transition from "cute girl" to "ma'am" won't be quite so unsettling. Here are stories of growing up and learning about life – usually the hard way! From disastrous haircuts and color jobs to fashion or verbal faux pas committed, from the kiss wished for but never gotten to the one that should have been skipped, these are the moments that mark each of our journeys from what we thought back then to what we now know. Since to say that Youth is wasted on the Young has got to be the understatement of all time, it falls upon Browne, as one older and wiser, to take a "Hit and Run" down Memory Lane for the sake of offering "Asset-Preserving Tips," with astonishing disclosures about: • Why women have risked their lives just to get a little bit blonder • How the muumuu has been fashionably resurrected as the "patio dress" • Why it's important to always have a good photo of yourself on hand – just in case • How, no matter what skin you're in, to make it last a lifetime • Why you can never trust anyone over eighty-five

Reviews (2)

Meh...

Written by Anonymous from Birchrunville, PA on December 22nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book attempts to be funny while detailing some life lessons. But for some reason it misses the mark. The stories are much more drawn out than they need to be and don't really have a valuable point. After a while I was very bored with it and didn't even listen to the whole thing.

American Thighs

Written by Kathy on February 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Like any good humorist, the author takes every day life (with all its quirks) and makes us see the folly. This book is laugh out loud enjoyable

Author Details

Author Details

Browne, Jill Conner

Jill Conner Browne, New York Times bestselling author and Boss Queen, tours and speaks full-time about all things Queenly. She is the author of The Sweet Potato Queensa (TM) First Big-Ass Novel; The Sweet Potato Queensa (TM) Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide; The Sweet Potato Queensa (TM) Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay, or Dead; The Sweet Potato Queensa (TM) Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner); God Save the Sweet Potato Queens; and The Sweet Potato Queensa (TM) Book of Love. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi.