Skinny Bitch

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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Presents advice on following a vegan diet which eliminates meat, dairy products, and eggs, and concentrates on vegetables, fruits, and soy products, to promote a healthier body free of toxins and the harmful ingredients present in overly processed foods.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780762432752
0762432756
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 p.)
Additional Contributors: Barnouin, Kim

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MplsTA
Nov 27, 2016

It's witty but it's also a little mean-spirited. I would even go as far as to say it shames those with less-than-perfect bodies.

This book was written some time ago and I am not certain some of the advice is good for one according to today's medical and health standards.

It's amusing but not a book to be taken seriously-unless you want to feel bad about yourself.

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Swanacee
Sep 18, 2014

Great book. Has a lot of good information and was a fun read. :)

LeeMcReader Jan 30, 2014

This was an interesting, witty and also great informative book about not only the reality of our meat world but getting real about eating healthy! Grabs your attention with their sense of humor!

bookfanatic1979 Aug 27, 2013

This book has some helpful little tidbits and truly good suggestions. I appreciated the laundry lists of organic foods to choose from (even as I wondered if they got paid for mentioning specific brands), and the idea of eating fruit before the rest of the meal. Other “helpful” tips seemed—to me at least—downright bizarre. Apparently it is impossible to be healthy and skinny unless you are a vegan. And nursing babies do not cry because they are hungry. They cry because they are addicts hooked on the “pleasurable sensations” they get from their mother’s breast milk. And I could not stand the writing style. Yes, Freedman and Barnouin are celebrated for their no-nonsense attitude, but it seems to me like they confused “no nonsense” with “crude.” Aside from the liberal use of offensive language, they also warn that “eating onions and garlic will make you smell like someone took a shit down your throat” and enthusiastically endorse several foods that “taste so good your pubes will fall out.” Like I said though, there are some helpful ideas in this book…but it seems you have to wade through an awful to find them.

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VRMurphy
Feb 18, 2013

I am sure the tone of this book was meant to be hip, cheeky and breezy. It came across to me as snide and mean-girl nasty, with so many brand-name mentions that I wonder how much they charged for the advertising. Give this one a pass.

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graysonkali
Jun 26, 2012

I too, understand the point of trying to be sassy and a straight shooter. But this is just rude and stupid. I would read Alicia Silverstone's book instead.

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Safariluv03
Apr 26, 2012

From my personal point of view this is not your best resource about learning the ins-and-outs of becoming a vegan. I understand these former models attempting to stray from the norm by being blunt and sassy about Veganism but instead of targeting their judgmental insults at the meat and dairy industry they target them towards you. It feels almost as if the "pretty girls" are bullying you for not living like them. Example: if you drink coffee EVER prepare to be called a pathetic fat slob. Is a self-esteem blow and guilt really the best method for you to phase into a vegan lifestyle? Another problem I had with these two "authors" are their accreditations . It's one thing for a doctor to write a book and say, "do this and don't do that" but for someone who describes themselves as "self-taught know-it-alls" for their credentials as to why you should be more like them just doesn't cut it for me. What's sad is that there is a lot of important info in this book that is invaluable to someone who wants to improve their health and the inhumane treatment of animals but is all unfortunately watered down within a stew of classless and hateful nonsense spewed towards you and your lifestyle. No one should be degraded into feeling like they have to make a change. The fact that you're willing to read a book about a plant based diet is an awesome step and this book could potentially scare you off from continuing on that path. Ignore these "know-it-all" mean girls and take out a better option like "The Kind Diet" by Alicia Silverstone or a book by Neal Barnard MD. which are judgement free and have the same (and more!) crucial info.

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loribetho
Apr 12, 2012

Straight-forward advice as to why a vegan diet is best....for the animals, for the planet, for your health. If you can't handle the occasional crude language that gets their point across, then this book may not be for you. I didn't like the recipes at the end of the book....not practical. Also, remember that vegan food substitutes in the grocery store should be used sparingly...they may still contain a lot of preservatives.

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synchdoc
Feb 18, 2012

This book is written by 2 vegans who swear alot to try to be cute. Their credentials (holistic nutrition) are poor and although about 75% of what they say is right, 25% is stuff they just seem to have made up to make their own biased point. The trouble, for the uneducated reader would be trying to tell the difference. This is the book gives poor nutritional information and is unreliable. I also got really tired of all the swearing.

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kpullin
Feb 09, 2012

I found this book to be excessively vulgar. There was some interesting information but some that was definitely questionable. I would definitely steer clear of this and try to find something more professional. I really felt that the vulgarity undermined the intelligence and credibility of the authors.

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Swtalyssums
Dec 09, 2010

Coarse Language: Some cuss words used to make an emphasis

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