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Skinny Bitch Audiobook

Skinny Bitch

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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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    Jennifer Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-12-13
    Jennifer Los Angeles, CA, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Embarrassing narration"
    How could the performance have been better?

    My only comment for this audiobook is that the narration was so off the mark - such a poor choice of narrator. I can put up with a lot if its the actual author reading their own work, but why the hell did the publishers select this 'easy-listening' narrator to read the tongue-in-cheek text of Skinny Bitch? It's so cringe-worthy and embarrassing to listen to this woman curse or try to exhibit any level of sassiness, which is the cornerstone of the Skinny Bitch brand. They should have done their due diligence in selecting a female narrator whose delivery wouldn't make you feel like you were watching Helen from Accounts Payable doing a rap performance at the office Christmas party.


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    Stuart QUINCY, MA, United States 12-11-12
    Stuart QUINCY, MA, United States 12-11-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Please skip this book"

    I've been a science journalist specializing in medical reporting for the last 15 years...and, I also happen to be a vegan (for ethical reasons that stem from a former employment with Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences).

    I'll sum it up: this book infuriated me. It basically comes from the same position I do with regard to diet and governmental overview of the food industry--but does so with nothing but a barrage of incorrect information, misinterpretations of facts, faulty assumptions, and a complete lack of perspective. And all this under the guise of giving "bitchy," humorous advice (which it basically fails at).

    I'm not going to even begin to try to address any of the entirely wrong scientific or historical inaccuracies--there are just too many. I would just want warn people that this is not the place to start if you want to learn about the vegan lifestyle or perspective on the food industry. Try "Vegan for Life" by Jack Norris and Virginia Messina (actual dietitians) and "Eating Animals" by Johnathan Safran Foer (a great listen here on Audible).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    theresa United States 01-23-11
    theresa United States 01-23-11 Member Since 2016
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    "skinny bitch"

    loved the info. hated how dirty mouth it all was. swearing, nasty comparisons, etc. However, that said, I do want to become a skinny B. I would BUY this book instead of listening to it because there are websites and brand names that you will want to have written down.

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    nathalie cairo, Egypt 01-04-11
    nathalie cairo, Egypt 01-04-11
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    "Perspective-changing book"

    Surely a "must read", however the chapter about slaughter processes is not suitable for everyone.

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    Diane Raleigh, NC, United States 10-22-10
    Diane Raleigh, NC, United States 10-22-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Absolutely the WORST book I've EVER listened to"

    If you want to hear exaggerated (IMO) stories of tortured animals to coerce you to become a vegetarian/vegan..... it'll probably be great for you. Having someone constantly swear is a plus if you want to hear this book... In my opinion, a TOTAL waste of funds.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Normal, IL, United States 08-18-10
    Amber Normal, IL, United States 08-18-10
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    "Gets You Motivated"

    I agree with several reviewers; I am by no means a prude, either, but I was grossed out by some of the profanity in this book. However, it did really open my eyes to how unhealthy I had been eating and inspired me to make a change (for like three days). That's why I gave it four stars. But I did skip a lot of the second part of the book because it turned into vegan propaganda.

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    Sarah Marysville, OH, United States 08-17-10
    Sarah Marysville, OH, United States 08-17-10
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    "Not what it seems!!!!"

    I just want people to know what they are actually purchasing. I did listen to the entire selection. Though this is advertised as a no nonsense approach to weight loss, that is not what you'll get. You do get plenty of insults and vegan propaganda. You could get the same thing by reading the Jungle and a single magazine article on eating right.

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    Barney INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 07-04-10
    Barney INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 07-04-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome"

    This book made me think twice about the food I was eating. I liked the authors no nonsense approach to eating right. The truth always hurts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Hillsborough, NJ, USA 04-21-08
    Amy Hillsborough, NJ, USA 04-21-08
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    "Conscientious Eater"

    This book is fabulous. It give you a no nonsense guide to ethical eating. It is very frank and refreshing!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Helen Austin Texas 02-15-08
    Helen Austin Texas 02-15-08 Member Since 2007

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    "Not Your Mother's Diet Book!!"

    This book has interesting statistics and information and it is presented to you in a WAKE UP, startling, truck driver dialogue. Sometimes I found it funny and sometimes just plain vulgar. The essential message is about being Vegan, which is a good choice and the authors share a compelling opinion. I think the message is important but it is only one and one that is not for me! But some of the priniciples they shared, I did change in my diet on way to being my own brand of sassy Skinny Bitch!

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