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Skinny Bitch | [Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin]

Skinny Bitch

Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin. With such blunt advice as "soda is liquid Satan" and "you are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin", it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant. Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations.
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Publisher's Summary

Not your typical boring diet book, this is a tart-tongued, no-holds-barred wakeup call to all women who want to be thin.

With such blunt advice as "soda is liquid Satan" and "you are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin", it's a rallying cry for all savvy women to start eating healthy and looking radiant.

Unlike standard diet books, it actually makes the reader laugh out loud with its truthful, smart-mouthed revelations. Behind all the attitude, however, there is solid guidance.

Skinny Bitch espouses a healthful lifestyle that promotes whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and encourages women to get excited about feeling "clean and pure and energized".

©2005 Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

What the Critics Say

"They tell it like it is, and without delicacy." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"The authors are brazen....They're not trying to win popularity contests...they just want healthy people." (Associated Press)
"Don't hate them: be them. The authors of Skinny Bitch offer women a no-holds-barred approach to being thin and fabulous." (Metro)

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    Erin Portland, OR, USA 02-04-08
    Erin Portland, OR, USA 02-04-08
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    "This book is misrepresented"

    Who wrote this publishing summary? When I bought this book I was expecting to get some fun listening material that would encourage me while dieting. Instead what I got was a very irritating sing-songish narrator talking very explicitly about the horrors of the meat industry for at least 2 out of the 4 hours while bizarrely interjecting foul language.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie windsor, CA, USA 01-07-08
    Leslie windsor, CA, USA 01-07-08
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    "Not Exactly What I Expected"

    This is a well written, very informative book. And I very much appreciate the fact that the authors suggest specific brands that they think taste great.

    However (and I can’t believe I’m saying this), I am turned-off by the unending profanity and coarse language. I’m not typically offended by foul language, I’m not opposed to dropping the F-Bomb when appropriate.

    But while listening to this book I felt like the authors either need a thesaurus or they had been hanging with frat boys who are majoring in creative swearing or they spend a LOT of time at the gym with body builders who swear and insult each other to motivate!

    The publisher reviews call the style blunt, smart mouthed, tart, and laugh out loud. But hearing that something tastes so good my pubes will fall out or nothing is better than taking a big steaming sh** or you’re an effing idiot if you believe whatever, was way over done and took away some of the credibility and listening enjoyment.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Annah frisco, TX, USA 08-30-07
    Annah frisco, TX, USA 08-30-07
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    "Offensive on so many levels"

    I feel like I need to defend myself before even starting this review because this book put me in such a hostile frame of mind. I got this book because I thought it would be a humorous "girlfriend"-type guide to eating healthy. I am a health-minded individual - I've read Dr. Weil and other health experts, work out regularly, and try to eat healthy in spite of an addiction to diet soda. But like everyone else, I need a little motivation every once in a while, and figured this quick little guide would do just the trick. WRONG. To begin with, although I'm no prude by any stretch of the imagination, the language in this book, far from being "sassy and tart-tongued" is profane and offensive. If I want someone to call me nasty names, there are plenty of places that I can go rather than a supposed self help book that I actually PAID for. This book is obviously created to advocate veganism. I believe in the importance of a plant-based diet, and when I do eat fish or chicken, I'm careful to make sure it is free-range, but this book was basically a combination of every PETA brochure that you've ever read. Graphic details of slaughterhouse practices and interviews with factory farm workers comprise the bulk of this book. It basically restates everything that you've ever read in Fast Food Nation, The Jungle, or Vegetarian Times Guide to Vegetarianism, with less intelligence and more profanity. And at least with those other books, you know what you are getting. Despite it's cute-sy title and cover graphics, it is NOT in any way, shape, or form a friendly, uplifting, female friendly guide filled with diet tips, exercise recommendations, and practical advice. It is an ugly, gorey, graphic, nagging, harsh, low-brow venue for the authors to try to bully you into their lifestyle choice.

    17 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Lawrence, KS, USA 02-10-08
    Lori Lawrence, KS, USA 02-10-08
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    "Really bad"

    I thought that this was going to be a funny and good weight loss book. Needless to say, I was dismayed when I was preached at about how I should become vegan because of the horrible practices of the meat industry (with rather graphic stories). I would not be so annoyed about it if the author was not so preachy and condescending. I really hated this book.

    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 03-12-14
    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 03-12-14
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    "Skinny Bitch"

    I read this book years ago and it changed my life. I listen to it now when I need to be reminded not to eat garbage., etc. I liked how they used facts and humour to get their point across. Would recommend to potential skinny bitches everywhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doha New York, NY, United States 03-11-14
    Doha New York, NY, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2010

    I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now

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    "sassy book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe I would because it has a very convincing argument about veganism


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skinny Bitch?

    Talking about the cruelty bestowed upon animals I dont thinkbI can digest their meat again


    Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?

    it is only one character which are the authors


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Use your own head and never trust anyone with your body .. its your life go live it


    Any additional comments?

    This book is for people who want the hard core truth .. you should have a sense of humor and an open mind for it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nancy Dorchester, MA, United States 12-10-13
    nancy Dorchester, MA, United States 12-10-13
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    "love this book! (not for the easily offended)"
    What did you love best about Skinny Bitch?

    I like the fact that they tell it to you like it is - including some coarse language- sometimes, there are no other words you can use! It's not for everyone, but I think the bad reviewers should have gotten a little clue from the title...


    What other book might you compare Skinny Bitch to and why?

    I haven't read anything like this before


    What about Renee Raudman’s performance did you like?

    she did a great job at representing the authors.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no - I like my books broken up into small segments so I can think about what I just heard.


    Any additional comments?

    I have no plans on becoming a vegan just yet, but I am leaning towards vegetarianism - I think everyone should listen to this information so they understand exactly what they are eating.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 12-20-12
    Alicia 12-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Very snazzy and straight to the point"

    I have a degree in nutrition and still found this book pretty good and humerous. If you are oblivious to the nutrition world you may not understand some topics or terms. If you are looking for a book to give it to you blunt about why we should eat less meat then this is the book for you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 12-20-11
    Tina 12-20-11 Member Since 2014

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    "Very Interesting and Witty"
    Where does Skinny Bitch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am new to audio books. This book makes me want to enjoy more.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skinny Bitch?

    When the pain and suffering of live stock was touched upon.


    Have you listened to any of Renee Raudman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not. I enjoyed Renee's performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I am not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cortney Lake Hughes, CA, USA 03-01-08
    Cortney Lake Hughes, CA, USA 03-01-08
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    "SKINNY...bitch..."

    Great book. The reader was a little too "sweet" sounding to say some of the vulgar phrases from the book, so it sounded a bit off. Either way, a lot of great info!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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