not what i expected at all. Thought it was a self help, motivational read, however its just an angry vegan with allegations of corrupt government, me vs. the world attitude. Seriouly angry and paranoid vegan memoirs...
give it two stars for the entertaining, smug language used throughout.
the book presents the author's position that the reader should be a vegetarian. this is done by trying to make the reader feel sorry for animals being slaughtered for food. the author attempts to intimidate by indicating the reader is less than intelligent if they eat meat. the profanity in the book is unwarranted and certainly unnecessary in a book that should be teaching someone to be healthy. not something i would have purchased had i known this in advance.
This book is misrepresented. It begins with a saucy attitude and reading in a "I'm-so-cute" girlie voice with pertinent information as well as (ahem) "colorful" terminology. Then the author degenerates into a vitriolic diatribe against meat eating with inappropriate vulgarities that lower the integrity of the book, but are still narrated in the little girlie voice. It is a bad mix, not as promised and I would neither recommend it nor have wasted my time and money on it if I had known.
If you're a member of PETA, you'll love this book. For the rest of us, don't bother. The book starts out kind of fun and interesting, but descends into graphic descriptions of slaughterhouses and factory farms, long-winded discussion on political issues regarding the FDA, and concludes you can't be healthy and thin unless you're a total vegan. I'll certainly be seeing all my fellow carnivores in hell! By the time it got to rattling off the extended laundry list of health food products and companies, I couldn't even listen anymore. UGH.
Probably the worst diet book ever written. And that's saying a lot because most of them are pretty bad. Skinny Bitch is filled with obvious pseudoscience. In addition, some of what's presented as nutritional information is just untrue. For example white flour and white rice are called simple carbs.
The narrator does a good job, however. Other than that, the only virtue of Skinny Bitch is its length.
Not a horrible book but not what it's supposed to be. It truly is a book pushing vegan-ism. The first couple of chapters are somewhat funny and maybe a little convincing BUT when they got to the slaughter houses I bristled, said to my CD player "Sorry sweetie, 60 Minutes already covered this" and ejected the book...and rejected the remaining CD's.
I think the authors might have been a little more effective without the overkill on animal killing.
Believe the other reviews that say the book needs a warning! It is VERY graphic when describing the slaughter houses. They use extreme scare tactics and put horrible images in your head. I've been unable to eat a steak, or order chicken when eating out for the past few days! I do not want to be a vegan, because as stated in the book, our bodies need B-12. And the only way to get it is from animal meat. So that tells me we should eat some meat. The only good in this book is that it will make you eat more veggies.
Wow. Simply amazing that a book with this much vulgarity and profanity becomes a best seller. The stream of ignorant words in place of clear language simply undermines the basic premise of the book. Impossible to finish if you cannot ignore the profanity. Maybe eating as recommended compromises your brain...
This book starts out with some good points and humor about dieting. Unfortunately it digresses into animal rights with graphic depictions. Whether is was the author's intent or not, placing blame and conspiracy on political figures and agencies really takes away from the dieting and health topics that can really help the reader. This is a better animal rights and pro vegan book than an objective dieting book.