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Skinny Bitch [Paperback]

Kim Barnouin , Rory Freedman
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Book Description

Dec 27 2005
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."

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Hartford Courant
“…incredibly informative and entertaining… Co-authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin provide tough-love talk mixed with facts and common sense...

Freedman and Bamouin speak to the reader like a friend who isn't afraid to tell you what's on her mind. They back up their arguments by citing study after study and take the technical talk out of the discussion so as to make a more easily digested point.

This is the first "diet" book I've ever read that has made me laugh out loud numerous times. That being said, since no one warned me, I'll let you in on a secret - the book will gross you out. In the same vein as Fast Food Nation, there are graphic descriptions of factory farming and unsanitary dairy farm practices. It was easy for me to put down Fast Food Nation but this book is so funny, I had to keep going.

Almost immediately, I was one of the transformed. In fact, as soon as I got halfway through Chapter 4, "The Dead, Rotting Decomposing Flesh Diet", I had to call and change my dinner plans because I decided to go vegan on the spot.

West VA University's The Daily Athenaeum, 6/8/10
“a cynical, foul-mouthed read with only good intentions that could get you into your best bikini shape for this pool season…The book’s conversational tone makes for an interesting and entertaining read – not simply just dos and don’ts of dieting and exercise like most weight-loss plan guides.”

About the Author

Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin started a movement when they wrote their bestselling manifesto, Skinny Bitch. Both a wake-up call and a kick in the ass, Skinny Bitch exposed the horrors of the food industry while inspiring people to eat well and enjoy food. They both live and pig out in Los Angeles.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You want it? You asked for it. April 6 2007
If you're looking for a book to lead you to thinness while eating cheeseburgers, pop, and all your favorite junkfoods... If you're looking for a book that explains why it's not your fault you're fat... If you're looking for a simple solution to your weight problem... this book is not for you. If, however, you are interested in learning the facts about a way of eating that leads to optimal health and a fabulous figure, READ IT. Keep in mind (and this goes for you haters out there and those with thin skin): While you can't judge a book by it's cover, with a title like "Skinny Bitch: A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want to Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous," you can be confident that the contents of that book aren't a candy-coated cake-walk to thinness. Prepare yourself for some harsh truth. You asked for the tough-love, and you're gonna get it. (And for the record, it works!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my eating habits forever. Aug. 5 2010
By Helen
Cutting to the chase: This book is a push for veganism, citing the utter cruelty of slaughterhouses and the health dangers of meat and dairy products, as well as processed foods in general.

Until last week I was a meat eater - I bought the book on a short haul flight and by the end of the plane journey has committed to becoming a vegetarian. A few months ago I had watched a documentary on slaughterhouses which had disgusted me to the core, but this book showed me that what I had seen on that film was actually standard, to-code practice, and the realities were even worse than I had seen. I spent a week on holiday, a time I had given myself to enjoy meat for the last time after resolving not to eat the stuff anymore, only to find that when I did eat it, images and facts from Skinny Bitch really prevented me from enjoying it.

My motivation for buying this book was to lose weight. Now there are lots of bits in this book which were common knowledge, but reading them all at once and having your brain factually bombarded somehow made all the things I sort of already knew really set in, and forced me to seriously evaluate what I was putting in my body and why (ie. soda). The writing style is funny, as long as you're not easily offended by profanities, and the book doesn't over-simplify key topics.

I'd recommend this book wholeheartedly, and this is from someone who was neither a vegan nor a vegetarian! Even if you don't decide to become a veggie after reading this book, at least you will be armed with more knowledge than you had going in. My partner is currently reading my copy of the book, then it's off to my friend who has shown strong interest in reading it too.

If you're looking even slightly for a lifestyle change, or just know that what you are doing now doesn't feel quite right, as I felt, then try reading Skinny Bitch. It might just change your life.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Believe every word... May 25 2009
I bought this for my best friend and ended up reading it myself first! Yes, I was surprised by HOW harsh the language was and I had no idea it was geared toward a vegan lifestyle when I picked it up, but I had no choice but to agree with what was written. The girls go a little over the top with their aggressiveness but one could also call them 'zealous'. They give lots of options for eating meat alternatives. #Although, why do we need meat 'alternatives' when meat is unnatural to eat in the first place?# We are given some really good food for thought that should make us re-examine what we are putting into the bodies that we were given. And yes, they also emphasize an active lifestyle in addition to healthy eating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tells it like it is May 26 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
These girls tell it exactly as it is with no hesitation. When it comes to eating healthy, that's what I need. You can't get much easier than that!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it April 25 2013
By Terry
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a funny approach to reality. I like how it made me laugh at the truth. I will definitely share this book out with family, enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Newly Vegan and Looking For A Kick In The A$$? Jan. 11 2013
By Jhuzen Ketsugo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was already on the road to going vegan when I picked up this title, so I had some idea what was in store. I knew that it was about cutting out the crap food and going for the nutrition. If you are interested in becoming a vegan and want a wake-up to motivate you further, then this is a good read for you. Some of the nutrition information was really helpful, but yes, there is a lot of impetus to go organic vegan. This does not mean that there is nothing for you to eat, there is in fact "everything else" but animal products to eat, and that is a lot.

If you are not looking for a vegan diet, then I would say skip this title, there are other diet plans for you. This is a book about a lifestyle change and a paradigm shift. Changing your world view to change the way you treat your own body. It may not be for everyone, but I found it refreshing and bold.

Kindle Edition Note: There are some serious flaws in the Kindle edition, such as repeating parts of sentences and apparently split apart chapters, so consider that before picking up this version. It didn't bother me too much, but some people will find it confusing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life! Sept. 10 2010
This book is amazing! As the authors note in their book - it's not about being skinny, but about being healthy and feeling good. The title is a great way to catch people's attention. Who would pick it up if it reads "guide to healthy living" ---BORING :-) This book is very informative, honest and easy to follow.
I feel great, I look great and I am much more mindful about my environment. I HIGHLY recommend this book. Thanks to Rory and Kim for writing this book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Infinitykate
2.0 out of 5 stars good marketing but not a good read
I'm interested in fitness and health but this book doesn't promote a sensible way of eating, in my opinion, though the marketing for it is phenomenal, hats off to the promoters. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kenna McKinnon
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading; Condescending; hypocritical -Don't buy unless you plan to...
This book has some good information about the meat, dairy and food industry in general but that's as far as I would go to give this book credit to being a useful guide to... Read more
Published 10 months ago by QuarryView
1.0 out of 5 stars I ALMOST DIED!
These days, you can take any bulls*** and twist it around to make a point via Pseudo-Science.
I don't have enough words to describe the sneaky, mean, and downright AWFUL ways... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Magda
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of my diet make-over...
I've lost weight, become less 'puffy' and inflamed, have FAR more energy and I have Multiple Sclerosis (for 14 years), eating this way has completely gotten rid of my symptoms. Read more
Published 12 months ago by sd8192
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love reading it o the end

Love it!!!! I found it very hard to put it down, I still have a hard time finding another book like it.
Published 13 months ago by grace akrivopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
These ladies are blunt and to the point. Too bad if it's not what you want to hear. Can't wait to read more of their stuff.
Published 14 months ago by Brandi McDonough
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful read
The first 10 pages are good. The rest is to promote soy, and bash milk and protein. Don't waste your time or money.
Published 15 months ago by Nadia Kumar
2.0 out of 5 stars Vegan Evangelists
I wanted to know about a diet plan not a recruitment plan for Vegans. It does make you think how we abuse animals for our own needs, but I live in Canada and regulate some... Read more
Published 16 months ago by BLACKBEARY
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth reading...
I picked this book up because it seemed so popular. I should have however guessed from the title the it would be like reading something a teenager would write in a bathroom... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Farhana
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