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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Maybe I would because it has a very convincing argument about veganism
Talking about the cruelty bestowed upon animals I dont thinkbI can digest their meat again
it is only one character which are the authors
Use your own head and never trust anyone with your body .. its your life go live it
This book is for people who want the hard core truth .. you should have a sense of humor and an open mind for it
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...
I haven't read anything like this before
she did a great job at representing the authors.
no - I like my books broken up into small segments so I can think about what I just heard.
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.
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!
I am new to audio books. This book makes me want to enjoy more.
When the pain and suffering of live stock was touched upon.
No, I have not. I enjoyed Renee's performance.
I am not sure.
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!
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