- Thinking or talking about watermelon can save any negative situation.
- If you get drunk in Scotland, you can't have your cow with you.
- When sanity and reason fail, you can always cheerfully resort to ridicule.
- Denial means that every situation is perfectly perfect.
In the book's 20 hilarious essays, Jill expounds on the (non-existent) perfect mother, also known as the Mom I’d Love to Meet (M.I.L.M), those poor PPJTSTTs (Pitiful People Just Trying to Survive Their Teenager), and why spa time should be considered a life necessity with legislation introduced to provide it. In the chapter, “All We Need is Love and Maybe a Dyson” Jill reminds readers why four-legged friends are the answer for most problems. “Life is hard on a good day. It‘s just not safe to be dog-free.”
And the section “Etiquette for Recessions/Depressions/Inflations,” is a must-read for all of us who feel like we “got next-to-no money, no prospects for gettin‘ any and what little we do have won‘t buy much any more.” Of course, she doesn't skimp on the important of eating either and in the chapter “God Wants Us to Eat Up,” she includes recipes for every possible down-and-out moment that will have you drooling (or perhaps, rolling out of the kitchen after you try one). Jill’s most poignant piece, the essay on caring for her dying mother with grace and humor, might just be the crown jewel of the collection.
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Question: The Sweet Potato Queens were born on a gleeful St. Patrick’s Day, back in 1982, when you and a few friends decided to get Queened-up for local parade in Jackson, Mississippi. Did you realize that parade would begin an international movement for women?