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)
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.
After reading this book I had to go back and read the description to see if it mentioned the author had a vendetta against American agriculture which our country has survived on from the beginning. I bought this thinking it had something to do with a great diet, but really the authors used it as a soapbox for their activist views. I am not and ever will be a Vegan, which should be a warning on the book, and I do support agriculture which is the backbone of this country.
Pass on this book if you're looking for a great diet book with helpful tips. Bitchy it is if that is what you want.
I thought this book might be amusing but instead found it to be crass and sickening. The information offered was not backed up by any proof. A total waste of time and money. Why did they publish this?
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