Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!

Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous!

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by Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin

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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…  See more details below


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's 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."

Editorial Reviews

Associated Press
The authors are brazen...They're not trying to win popularity contests...they just want healthy people.
Chicago Sun Times
Ready to jump-start 2006 with an electric prod to the system? ...They tell it like it is, and without delicacy.
Don't hate them--be them. The authors of 'Skinny Bitch' offer women a no-holds-barred approach to being thin and fabulous.
Austin American Statesman
This 224-page gem...tells it like it is.
Florida Today
What are you waiting for, you moron? Go buy this book!
...there's more solid information about health and nutrition in Skinny Bitch than in most diet and health books...
Energy Times
...have achieved the seemingly impossible by writing a diet book that's as sassy and entertaining as it is packed with reliable information.
...many priceless-yet-unprintable dictums certainly make you laugh in a way few diet books can.
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"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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"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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Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide For Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous! 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 627 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book for women who want to lose weight. Its catch is that it uses 'straight talk' to convey its ideas about how to lose weight. Do not buy this book if you are offended by profanity, which is abundant in the book. I can't really say that this is a 'diet' book, rather it is more of a diet 'method' book which teaches you what and what not to do and you go from there.

The book starts out by telling you quite bluntly (which is the tone of the whole book) what you need to give up, such as smoking and soda. A large part of the book is devoted to telling the reader what to eat and what not to eat. It covers areas such as carbs, sugars, meats, protein, etc. Some of the ideas can come across a bit controversial at times, but the authors do cite their sources which they are to be commended for doing. The book also contains a pretty big list of foods that are okay to buy in case you get confused. All-in-all its an easy to read book that is fairly short and easy to follow. However, the tone of the book will not appeal to everyone. Also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator as dietary changes are useless unless you're motivated to stick with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cookbook of some sort when I made my purchase. I had just got a NOOK and was a little overly excited about downloading different items. As soon as I began reading I realized that this is no cook book. However, it has changed my life. Before I read this book I was a meat eatter. Before I even had the book completed I became 100% VEGAN and have been for over 6 months now. I feel and look better than I ever have. This book does get a little graphic but I just think of it as a wake up call. If you've ever considered becoming vegan just give this book a read and it will surely make your decision easier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fortunately, I discovered 'Skinny **tch' and recommended it to my high school students. The strong language in the book actually doesn't compare to the language I hear every day while walking in the halls, and the students relate to its no-nonsense writing style. With rising rates of childhood obesity and depression due to distorted body image, this book is a must for teenagers. 'Skinny **tch' is unlike any other 'diet' book, as it truly will make you repulsed by bad foods so that you no longer crave them. Fortunately, the book also provides a long list of specific foods that you can eat so that you'll never feel like you're missing out on foods that you love. Do yourself and favor and read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I found this book, I thought it was be a great tool to help me jumpstart a healthy diet and lifestyle. I was disappointed to find that it focused almost entirely on being vegan and organic (including making multiple stabs at doctors and the government for lying to us all).The cover led me to believe that it was for the every day woman interested in eating healthier, not for someone looking to cut out any possible bad ingredient from their diet. I also did not like the way it was written, I dont need to be called names and told im a fat slob. That doesnt get me excited to follow the diet or keep reading. I would not reccomend this book unless you are looking to go completely organic and vegan.
CBagley More than 1 year ago
Do not be fooled into thinking that this is a fun, motivating, girly, informative diet book. This sole purpose of this book is to make everybody become a vegan, and to join up with PETA. If you want to read page after page and chapter after chapter about the mis-treatment of animals, then buy this book. If you don't believe in eating or using animal products (any animal products, not just meat) in any way, then buy this book. There is a time and place for all of that - not in a book with that title. I feel cheated and ripped off. This book is not what it seems. Not cool. It will make you feel worse about your life, not better. And I will read (and usually like) almost anything.
Lizzy Olpin More than 1 year ago
If you need a book that will help you "know better, eat better." Then this is the book for you! It is a fun read that is also very informative! I really liked the list of organic foods and brands towards the end of the book! Also, the month of meals is excellent! I am extremely excited to start a healthier life style after reading this! A warning, I cried during the cruelty to animals section. But other than that I am stoked to eat, feel, and LIVE BETTER! WORTH $7!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is funny but its all about getting younto be vegan...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy how honest and informative this book is! If you're looking for a down to earth vegan starter guide with a sense of humor this is it. It even has a one month suggestion list for meals and snacks each day to jump-start a vegan diet. It is great if you ever wanted to start eating healthy vegan but didn't know how. Even if vegan isn't your thing (like my carnivourus husband) this book is still interesting to read and really makes you want to find the best meat available from local farmers and not big grocery stores. Go enjoy!
Rachel Jones More than 1 year ago
Shame on me for not reading the reviews of others before purchasing. Shame on the authors for giving a misleading title to their book. I applaud that they are passionate in their message and meaning, but I don't feel happy about feeling almost bullied into a vegan lifestyle. Perhaps I will want that one day, but I feel duped having bought this book. Silly me I thought it might be a fun new fad diet.
Valerie Lugo More than 1 year ago
She is a PETA mouth piece repeatedly saying trust no one....point taken. I read this carefully looking up citations and found it quite remarkable that various "websites" routed you to peta's website or took you to websites that were "renamed". Save your $7.....wish i could get mine back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good in the first couple of chapters, but as I read on, realized the authors were seeming to delve into "fear tactics", on diet and the types of food to consume. Seemed to drag on in a few spots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to change the way i eat, but have no interest in being "scared" into becoming vegan. I wish i could return this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just a pitch for veganism. I took nothing valuable from this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who had done any research would have known this book was about going vegan. It's literally life changing. I was so impressed by the sheer amount of research the authors put into each section and the accuracy of all the information. I'm not going to say this book turned me vegan, but it definitely helped! There are sections about all the bad foods we eat now and what it does to our bodies, as well as great vegan brands and a month long meal plan. I will be rereading this any time I feel myself slip, it's that motivating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll laugh too hard to feel bad about yourself.
Felicia Didericksen More than 1 year ago
Don't read unless u r going to change your diet to vegan!!!!
Mollie Sheperdson More than 1 year ago
I have struggled with weight and self esteem issues in the past, binge eating one day and starving myself the next. After a recommendation from a friend, I began reading this book shortly after the holiday season. While I did not go 100% vegan, it totally changed the way I think about diet and exercise. I have lost about 8 pounds but more importantly I am happier and have more energy. If you are ready to make a LIFESTYLE change, not just the next fad diet, then this book is for you! I hope you find as much success as I have.
Kj_Karlisle More than 1 year ago
Drill Sergeant much? I haven't consumed this much useless attitude from a "so-called" health professional since my 11th grade gym teacher. Calling someone a fat-ass and a slob isn't necessarily the best route to get them to buy your book and/or lose weight. I suggest something a little less harsh if you're sensitive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had been wanting to read this book for a while after hearing great reviews from friends. I was thoroughly disappointed once I really got into this book. I started off with an open mind but once I got to the chapter on the meat industry I was pretty annoyed. I am a vegetarian but I have no plans of becoming vegan. I felt that the authors evidence for the meat industry was vastly skewed to only prove their point that being vegan is what everyone should do. Their argument that eating meat is eating something that is dead is wrong but, when you eat a piece of fruit that is alive you are doing your body good is wrong. Fruit is dead and slowly losing its nutrients the minute you pick it. When you buy it in the store it is no longer alive, it is slowly decaying. I think that maybe next time they should have some hard facts instead of just their opinions and trying unsuccessfully to prove their point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought by its title that there would be some foul language but the F word is dropped constantly and as a reader you are insulted every bit of the way. The book isn't "brutally honest", it is just plain nasty, like that mean spirited bully on the playground. Additionally, it is heavy in promoting a vegan lifestyle which is nothing I am opposed to by any means(I am vegetarian) but it does it in a terrible way. The authors don't simply tell the nutritional advantages of a vegan diet, they completely disgust you with the inner workings of the meat industry. I was completely blindsided by it too, since I had no idea the the book would emphasize it so much and be so graphic about it. Lastly, the authors place themselves on a pedestal above their reader and treat the readers as if we are some moronic barbarians. All in all if you are looking to feel demoralized then this is the book for you, otherwise steer clear.
countri More than 1 year ago
I wanted a book that would help me become a healthy eater. This book is nothing but PETA propaganda. Please do not buy this book unless you are ready to become a vegan and want to hate yourself for ever eating any kind of meat product.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had great hopes when I first picked this book up, thinking it would be a straight-forward, factual, fun and motivating take on healthy living. At first the use of foul language was funny, but it quickly grew old and off-putting. It was as if the authors were trying to shock, but instead they simply got in the way of their message. I was disappointed and surprised at the superficial understanding of human physiology, given that one of the authors holds a Masters in Nutrition. They wildly extrapolate based on very little good data, and don't even attempt to present both sides of the arguments, which really damages their credibility. I was also annoyed with all of the statements to the effect of "if we were carnivores, we would _____" fill in the blank. We aren't carnivores. We are omnivores. And yes, omnivores eat meat *and* veggies. I agree that we generally don't need much meat, and I think that Michael Pollan's advice is more useful: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." To give only a vegan option serious consideration in the face of some of the serious animal welfare issues is disgraceful. Most people live in an area that, if they look around them, has options for local, organic, humanely grown and harvested meat, eggs and dairy products. In short, I was looking for something fun and motivating, and instead found something offensive on many fronts, poorly-written, and really weak on science. I don't know what to do with the book now that I have it. I would ordinarily pass it on to a friend, but this one is so bad it's probably going to end up in the compost pile.
IvySmartypants More than 1 year ago
Okay, where do I start with this book? First let me say that even though I enjoyed reading this book, and even though I think it has a lot of valuable information that I was not aware of prior to reading the book, I believe that Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin misrepresent the true purpose of the book and they take advantage of the unsuspecting reader to promote their lifestyle choice. That said; I knew what I was getting when I purchased the book because my friend told me all about it after she had read it. Unfortunately for her, no one told her that this book was not really a guide for getting skinny, but instead a very well written campaign for VEGANISM. In the book Rory and Kim are very clear in their message that they do not care about being skinny; all they care about is grossing out the reader with awful images of some of the horror stories that occur in the meat and dairy industry. This scare tactic is supposed to lead the reader to the brilliant realization that they MUST become vegan in order to be healthy and humane. I am very bothered by the fact that these two women have exploited an issue like weight loss that affects so many women, to crusade their choice to be vegan. To add insult to injury they also take the time to belittle and insult the reader with offensive language. I am a Marine veteran and some of the men that I've worked with in my career don't even speak this way. So, a word of caution for the sensitive person considering getting this book; don't! If you are easily grossed out; don't buy this book. If you cry when watch those Humane Society TV commercials; don't buy this book... it will bring you to tears! Now, if you are someone looking for a good reason to go vegan... this book is for you! I rate this book 3 out 5 starts because it does provide the reader with valuable information about what is in the foods we eat; the chemicals we ingest and their side effects; vitamins and minerals and the foods we can eat to obtain them; and for those who care to know, the horror and shady business that occurs in the meat and dairy industry... I'll tell you one thing; I will never look at my food the same way again. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I started the book, I didn't mind the foul language and harshness. But eventually it gets old and you realize that the authors are just pushing vegan ways on the reader. Then, the book gets really annoying and you just want to throw it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money on this book of lies. This book will make you feel like crap for no reason.