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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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    Angie brooklyn, NY, United States 02-03-11
    Angie brooklyn, NY, United States 02-03-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Seriously angry author with a hippy agenda...."

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dell 12-06-08
    Dell 12-06-08
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    "an effort to convert readers to vegetarianism"

    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.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    amazon dot oklahoma city ok 11-14-08
    amazon dot oklahoma city ok 11-14-08 Member Since 2015

    amazon dot

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    "Crude and Misrepresented. Skip it."

    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.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D. Mackie Wilmington, DE 10-09-08
    D. Mackie Wilmington, DE 10-09-08 Member Since 2015

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    "A long-winded diatribe on becoming a vegan"

    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.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Brooklyn, NY, USA 09-05-07
    Steve Brooklyn, NY, USA 09-05-07
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    "Diet books hit a new low"

    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.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    L. Davenport Scottsdale, AZ 07-18-08
    L. Davenport Scottsdale, AZ 07-18-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Overkill...no pun intended"

    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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Heather uncasville , CT, USA 09-28-08
    Heather uncasville , CT, USA 09-28-08
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    "Tries to scare you into being a vegetarian."

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen vacaville, CA, USA 11-08-07
    Karen vacaville, CA, USA 11-08-07
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    "Don't buy the hype!"

    I read the reviews and bought it anyway. You can believe people when they review a book! This was just a rotten book. Too much propaganda.

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    C Aspen, CO, United States 03-05-09
    C Aspen, CO, United States 03-05-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Valid premise, repulsive wording"

    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...

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Donovan Maycock 10-23-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Political or Dieting book?"

    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.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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