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)
This book is perhaps one of the best examples of using big words and supposed "facts" to scare people into believing you are right. "Skinny Bitch" is an exaggerated attempt to convert people to veganism. There's nothing wrong with veganism, but those of us who choose to eat a varied diet of other wholesome foods shouldn't be given the mistaken impression that a hamburger is going to turn us into a "lard ass".
It just seemed to me that the graphic representations of animal mistreatment were unnecessary, the benefits of certain foods were understated, and that the danger of eating others were grossly exaggerated. Are these authors taking the PETA approach to nutrition, or did someone from the cattle and dairy industry abuse them as children?
Also, after visiting the authors' website, I just want to add that neither of them are "all that" and maybe if they would eat some chocolate or have a burger they wouldn't be so "bitchy".
I felt like I was being lectured. I didn't listen to the entire audio because to me, it seemed like the same thing over and over. I like the sarcastic tone. I didn't learn anything new. Would not recommend to others.
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.
This book is awful. The profanity is completely unnecessary and in fact discredits any factual information attempted to be provided. The author takes hits on America and every food industry that exists. It also accuses America of ruining the health of other countries just to make money. The author doesn't provide any new information about anything and in some cases provides only half truths. In addition to scaring a listener into becoming a vegetarian, she gives diet "tips" that have been proven to be unhealthy. In the attempts to sell the listener on the concept of "fake meat" (her words, not mine), she totally ignores that most of it is frozen and subject to the same processing that she is so against in other foods. She spends about ten minutes on the attributes of exercise, which is essential to all "skinny bitches" and clearly focuses on a vegetarian diet, using examples that are marginally logical at best. The book is not encouraging. It is a four hour lecture that, at the end, makes you feel like you're a penny waiting for change. The book lacks inspiration and creativity. I believe it is only a best seller because the book jacket promises what the actual content never delivers.
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.
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.
I was (like everyone else I have talked to about this book) intrigued by the title. But there is no reason for the extensive crud comments throughout. I quit listening to it because of the nasty language- ironically, only one person that I know who has read this book, made it though to the end. I think it is full of great information- but it is too hard to listen to. If the writers would clean up the language, it probably would be a great book. Luckily for them, they have a great title- so many people buy the book. I bet 95% do not finish it.
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