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Publisher's Summary

Is there a large arse-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly thighs leave you cowering under the duvet?

Then it's time you faced the truth: the only option is to lace up and hit the ground running. Straight-talking, funny, and brutally honest, Run Fat Bitch Run will give you - yes, you - the push you need to get out of the door, pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time.

Hate running? No worries. Run Fat Bitch Run will give you all the tools you need to transform that passion into real motivation. Locate your inner grit and long-lost energy. Follow a fuss-free and completely foolproof beginners' programme. Throw away the scales, stock up on pasta and enjoy carbs without guilt. If you want to lose weight, get fit and become an ass-kicking, gets-things-done superwoman, there's only one thing left to do...RUN!

©2012 Ruth Fields (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Refreshingly free of new-age jargon and psychoanalysis. It's about determination and the pursuit of the 'happy effect." (Herald Sun (Australia)
"If you're stuck in an exercise rut, this book will give you a rather rude kick up the backside . . . it certainly shamed us into lacing up our Nikes!" (Closer)
"Amusingly vicious . . . Excellent advice all round." (Emma Thompson)
"Ruth is an inspiring running-buddy . . . By the time I unpack my summer wardrobe, I'm sure my inner Grit Doctor will be my best friend." (Flic Everett Daily Express)
"A witty, no-nonsense read, it had us dusting off our trainers within seconds. Trust us when we say you'll be up and running in no time at all." (Grazia)

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  • Michelle
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • 09-23-13

No BS here

If you could sum up Run Fat Bitch Run in three words, what would they be?

Ruth's forthright, humorous and refreshing approach to getting off your ass and doing something about your self dissatisfaction.
Her straight forward, dry humour. For example, when discussing the benefits of increasing your water intake, her statement of "Don't like water? Oh, so your fat and spoilt". Made me laugh loud!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Run Fat Bitch Run?

I used to run and loved it but stopped due to injuries. I will be starting again because of this book.

Which character – as performed by Ruth Field – was your favorite?

The title certainly gives you a clear insight of what you get. Ruth tells it how it is, no mollycoddling here. She pushes all the bullshit diets and exercise programs aside and encourages you to get up, get out of the house and get running.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a thing.

Any additional comments?

Such a refreshing book, thank you Ruth.

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  • Rachel
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • 10-18-12

more interesting than I thought

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've been researching ways to improve my running habits and decided to give this a go, because, well, information is good. While some of the assumptions didn't really fit my lifestyle, since I already run, it turned out to be a really good listen, and unexpectedly humorous in parts. The recipes in part two sound tasty, and I'll be giving them a go.
The style might be an acquired taste for some people, but I liked it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. It's a short book, and I'll probably listen several times, since it'll be good for motivation. of interesting as well.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-15-12

I said you'd never see me run.

I said you'd never see me run. Any other form of exercise was worth trying. Why anyone thought the answer to fitness or life's problems came through pounding sweatily along in public places was beyond me.
I have no idea what made me listen to the sample of RFBR, but it made me laugh out loud and before I knew it I'd bought it and was following the instructions.
Sensible, down to earth, heartfelt advice that bears listening to over and over again. I play a snatch of it as I do my warm up walk and something about Ruth's voice puts me on the right path.
Worth every penny and more.

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  • Ramona
  • 03-25-13

All show but no substance

I am a runner and I have lost a significant amount of weight through running, so this book should have been very much like preaching to the converted. However, from the very start it became apparent that “Run Fat Bitch Run” is all show but no substance. Just like the title already suggest, the language is used to get your heckles up, which in return is supposed to motivate you: Negative affirmations? Thinspiration? Running in the dark? Ignoring pain? Don’t bother with stretching – you probably don’t know how to do it and you’ll look like an idiot. As other people have mentioned before, Ruth Field jumps back-and-forth and repeats herself. She is also contradicting herself: you don’t need to diet, but you must not eat sweets or pastries . Anyone who still advises “no pain no gain” or recommends buying a juicer is seriously outdated. The only part that appeared in any way genuine was about her struggles to get back into running after pregnancy and birth and post-natal depression. If this gets you motivated, all the better. But once you start running, pick up a properly researched running book for solid technique, plans and advice. Unlike the books suggests, running is not for everyone and there is no one fits all solution.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-12

motivating

As someone who detested cross country at school I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to motivate myself to start running for weight loss. This book did the trick. It's funny and practical and actually great to listen to while you're out there pounding the pavement. My advice would be to start in spring so you're fully committed by the time the days get shorter.

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  • J
  • 04-07-13

Inspirational enthusiasm

I have over my adult life tried to find the inspiration and enthusiasm to run. I know that if I do run regularly I lose weight, tone up and like how I look and feel. To often the call of the sofa and the wine glass got the better of me. This book is like having your honest friend speaking to you and encouraging you on with out having any of the complications of friendship get in the way. Ruth Field says that you must have a sense of humour about the book and she is right, it is a no-nonsense, easy and inspirational way of getting back your enthusiasm for moving.

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  • kerrygirl
  • 07-05-18

Brilliantly Funny

While this is not your "Normal" motivational book I think its has the most astounding message for us big Gals.
BRilliantly funny and has a very get real message that's put in a great way
must dash need to get this fat ass on the road running

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  • AislinDoherty
  • 03-20-17

really enjoy this book definitely has motivated me

loved it and narritor was great it sounded realistic kept me motivated def putting some of actions in place

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-18

Inspiring read

This book has encouraged me to get off my backside and go outside and run !!!

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  • Gina Grice
  • 12-21-17

boring

found this boring. too many long winded stories. I don't like being spoken to like I'm a dummy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-14-17

Really enjoyable

What did you like most about Run Fat Bitch Run?

It is motivational and an enjoyable listen

What did you like best about this story?

Honesty

What about Ruth Field’s performance did you like?

Her voice is pleasant and writing is to the point and humerous

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listen while driving, and I drive a lot, so it did get listened to rather quickly

Any additional comments?

Well, just need to stop listening and get moving

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  • Lou
  • 03-22-17

Extremely Motivating!!!

After listening to this awesome book TWICE, I've taken control of my "always putting myself last" life and started to run!

I'm a changed person... thank you Ruth, you turned up at exactly the right time!!

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  • Seher
  • 01-12-18

Do not buy if mental state unwell

I found that Ruth had no understanding whatsoever of people with mental illness. Specifically people that have lived with / have had eating disorders.

Her methods may work for some, but not many.

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