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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Perseus Books; abridged edition edition (6 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762425253
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762425259
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,876,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Kim Barnouin is a former model. Rory Freedman is a former agent for Ford Models. Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and her narration of "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper was selected by "Library Journal" as one of the best audiobooks of 2009.

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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By a healthcare worker on 21 Jun 2007
Format: Paperback
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rachel on 2 Aug 2012
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Well worth a read!

It's a straight talking wake up call about what goes into the food you eat and what really goes on in animal farming (you will be shocked) and the swears really didn't bother me. Put me off animal products, and inspired me to go raw vegan and lost 9ibs in 9 days. I will definately keep this information that I learned in this book with me forever. Going to read it again, best book I ever bought.
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77 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte Sharples on 3 July 2008
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Ok, so I admit after seeing this in Victoria Beckham's bony hands (and obviously observing her man on the new Armani adverts *sigh*) I felt compelled to buy this book, even if it was just for the read! I was not disappointed. Being a medical student, and paranoid about my figure constantly I would like to say that I know more than the average person when it comes to nutrition, yet this book points out the blindingly obvious, that most of us would just look past! After reading this, I started to implement things into my day-to-day routine (and I am still working on it, after all this isn't a faddy diet but a lifestyle change!) but I can honestly say it has made the world of difference. After the first few days I felt so much better!

I read a few reviews stating they had 'bowel problems', which doesn't surprise me as you are eating that much fruit and vegetables your body is in shock from all the nutritious fibre, it's lapping up those vitamins and minerals! It settles after a little while, as your body gets used to new foods.

For anyone wishing to embark on a permanent lifestyle change, or even just a hilarious read this book is fantastic! I always go back to it and read it again just to remind me at times why i'm doing this (especially when my mates are tucking into a huge tub of ben n jerrys ice cream!) and as soon as I start to read it again it takes me back to my motivation at square one! Plus it's small enough to put in your bag for those restaurant visits ;o)

For anyone who does take up this challenge in the UK, will probably have some difficulties finding places to buy vegan products that they reccommend. However, I have found that the best thing to do is make your own 'treats' e.g. cookies, cakes etc from scratch there are LOADS of cook books on amazon. If anyone would like to ask me any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you. My advice would be; DO IT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sam on 28 Sep 2012
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Brilliant book and an enjoyable read however has to be taken with a pinch of salt, some of the opinions are rather extreme at times.

It didn't convert me to veganism however it did encourage me to double check things before putting them in to my body and I must say I feel much more energised and healthy.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melanie on 26 Aug 2007
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Everyone who has given this book a bad review has focused on the same point- the swearing! The fact that these reviewers are more concerned with the authors swearing than with the horrors of animal slaughter as detailed in this book, says it all! These people are quick to condone foul language, but they aren't so quick to admit the far worse crime of supporting animal suffering by continuing to eat meat!

This book is excellent. In reference to the swearing, it is a bit heavy to start off with but i find it lessens as the chapters go on. Yes its tough talking but the authors stress that they arent bitches, they dont endorse bitchiness- they are just giving you the facts minus the sugar coating!

Yes its American, but im sure we can all use our heads and find similiar products to those listed. The menus are great, its not all watercress and spinach- there's burgers, fajitas EVEN takeaways!

So you see, its not all bad. In fact, its all good!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. parker on 10 Jan 2008
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this book is great after reding it i have now become vegan.i have suffered with acne since i was 21(24 now) and just after a week its clearin up.not for the faint hearted as detail has gone into tellin you of slaughter houses.as 1 reviewer said u wont get much of the food list outside of the U.S,but its rubbish U CAN!its a great book to know what your eating.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Naerwen on 19 Jun 2008
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I bought this book a little over two months ago in a bookshop, but I first read about it on Amazon. I darted through it in a matter of hours, and it really changed me. It opened my eyes about animal cruelty, how disgusting some food actually is, and how capitalism is implemented in our society in ways which I had never appreciated before. I think the book was meant to be read by intelligent, thoughtful women who cares about other beings and things besides themselves, and help them achieve an enlightened and healthy lifestyle. Sadly, though, in reading some of the reviews here it's obvious to me that many have misunderstood it, be it by accident, or on purpose (the latter can be seen in pretty much all one-star reviews; notice that most didn't even finish the book).
I have been veganising myself ever since I first put the book down, starting with my diet, but I've yet to replace my leather shoes and wool sweaters. My diet is a balanced one (although I hardly did any planning, I eat whatever I feel like, it just works for me), as is advised by the authors: I eat a ton of fruit, leafy green veggies, beans (soy, common, lentils), cereals and other vegetables. What you want to do is vary your diet, but just take care that you get some of each group. Also, fresh orange or grapefruit juice every morning instead of coffee really does wonders. There is no need for processed foods, although there is a very wide variety of healthy vegan products available and I do add seitan or tofu every so often, but it's not something you have to do. If you're a picky eater, though, trying to have a balanced diet can pose a problem, but there's just such a great variety of produce available in grocery stores I can't imagine someone not finding enough to suit their tastes and their diet.
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