Thursday, March 1, 2012

Welcome to the BIG 30

Well, for those of you who DON'T know...Today is my 30th Birthday....Woo hoo....yay...whoopie....*quietly sobs*.

I know that turning 30 is nothing like it USED TO BE.  Now anyone can be 30...well...with enough Botox, Plastic Surgery and Personal Trainers.  Me...I'm just good ole' 30. 

I remember looking at my older sisters as SO MUCH OLDER, like "I'll never be as old as them", and yet, here I am, now just as old... sigh.....Where has the time went.

Any who...enough about me....Today I am reviewing a VERY FUNNY (yes, I laughed my ass off), and sometimes SAD.  I found myself reading and shaking my head...YES...because so much of what Jill talks about is SO TRUE.

Fat Is The New 30
The Sweet Potato Queens Guide to
Coping with (The Crappy Parts of) Life
Jill Conner Browne
Releasing March 20th, 2012
263 Pages
Amazon Publishing
Source: Little Bird Publicity

Life.  It's your birthday present.  Open it up and play with it.  Act like you like it.  (The One who gave it to you is watching, after all.  Don't wanna hurt His feelings.) And if you don't like your life, CHANGE IT.  It is all yours.
This Quote came from the Chapter "27"  Is The New  "39".  This one chapter stayed with me for quite a while after I finished reading it.  I can be accused of pouting on my birthday.  I had a few "Shitty" birthday's over a few years and have never been a huge "Birthday" person.  But, there are so many people fighting for One Last Birthday, One last Month, One last year, and here we are being crabby on our birthday, cause why??  We don't "LIKE" birthday's?? got me thinking.

So this year..well TODAY...I will try to be a GOOD 30 year-old, smile, strut my feathers and have a great birthday...If not for my sake, but the sake of those around me!!

Another Chapter (All We Need Is Love And Maybe A Dyson) starts with the line "How do the Dogless do it?"  Jill goes on to talk about how the love of a dog (her dog) has saved her at times, and I think she is right.  How many times can you come home from a crappy day and there is your pup, staring up at you, saying "Hi Mom...How was your day?  Need a kiss?"  They truly are a treasure that you never knew you needed, even when they are digging nice big holes in you backyard.

With Chapter names like:

The Holidays: Horrifying Tales of Human Sacrifice

Life In Pig Time

Etiquette For Recessions/Depressions/Inflations

YES...You will be laughing as Jill tells it to you straight, with her signature Southern Flair and as much kindness as she can muster.  I loved the hysterical "Nicknames" she gives certain people, (TCBITW), LOVE IT!!

So if you need a GOOD laugh, or you are having a Down Day, Month, Year, and think things can never get better, hey...this book will not only show you that EVERYONE is in the same boat, but that you can laugh about it and things will be ok.

I highly Recommend this book and hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!!


Toni said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jen shields said...

This sounds sooo hilarious. Is it available in print? Would you deem it giftworthy? This seems like the kind of book that would be an interesting b-day present. My mom's b-day is coming up. I could give her a break from all the highlander novels ;)

A Tasty Read said...

Jen, it will be in print this month...and SOOOOO funny!! I laughed out loud!!