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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all. So get ready to get fit, get inspired and get the dirt with Hollywood's most outrageous personal trainer!

©2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey (P)2013 Vinnie Tortorich and Dean Lorey

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Good basic information, GREAT story!

This book is fantastic, and after finding out that Vinnie and Dean published this themselves made me like it even more. It is part fitness, a little bit of nutrition, some common sense and a fantastic story (and storyteller!). Fitness and health can really be as simple as no grains, no sugar and moving more - it is no secret. Vinnie really drives that home, there is not some cure-all diet that will magically make you thin and fit - you have to put in the work and you have to be in control of what goes into your body. That is the answer no matter how you dice it.
Vinnie talks a lot about his personal experiences, and even goes rogue to talk about things that he thinks about as he is reading the book - this is the best part, and the Vinnie-isums. The story is inspiring and motivating. It talks about things being hard and why that is great.
At the end of it I felt like I had made a friend and really enjoyed the book. Fitness related or not, it was a really fun read.

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Hard to listen to

Would you try another book from Vinnie Tortorich and/or Vinnie Tortorich?

While Vinnie admits to having had a speech impediment early in his life, there is little to no sign of that now. What make his reading difficult to listen to is the regional accent and the cadence of the delivery. The stories are peppered with chauvinistic commentary that feels more than a little degrading to the women about whom they are told.

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There is some decent content on diet & exercise.

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Excellent Fitness Book

One of the best sources for fitness info. No bs just right to the point and with great content. Well done.

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  • Brandon
  • Pittsburgh, Pa United States
  • 01-29-17

This isn't a diet book, isn't a celebrity tell all

What disappointed you about Fitness Confidential?

If you listen to Vinnie podcast, this is more of the same. I was expecting more stories about celebrities and more about meal planning. Most of the 7 hours is Vinnie going on about himself. It's just not worth a credit.

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What a great book!

I have to admit that it is always refreshing to hear the truth for truths sake. Everyone wants to be better, and I love how well this book is able to cut through all the BS and inspire you to just be better and do better!

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Amazing and inspiring

Vinnie is the real deal. He speaks the truth. He's not here to sugarcoat anything, that goes against the NSNG lifestyle. Take the time, listen to the book, listen to the podcast, send him a tweet and ask a question. You won't be sorry.

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Love Vinnie's Podcasts but didn't love this book

I follow Vinnie's podcasts and social media stuff and love them. I was hoping to get more info on the science of No Sugar-No Grain diet and it's practical application, but this ain't it. This is a memoir. I'm now onto A Case Against Sugar by Andy (can't remember his last name) and Why We Get Fat...I understand that's probably more of what Im looking for. If you like hearing adversity tales or are into long-endurance sports, you might like this a lot. It's just not for me. Still love Vinnie though!

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A must

Great book. Amazing motivation. I've lost 35 lbs so far following vinnie. Nsng is the way to go.

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extremely well done and put together.

this book is extremely well-rounded not only teaches about Fitness but also teaches you about life

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Vinnie is great

Lots of laughs good story inspiring Vinnie is great he has changed my life everyone should get this book