Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

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Friday, Sep 10, 2010

This is not a title that I would have just picked off the shelf to read. Instead, an acquaintence mentioned that it was Skinny Bitch that inspired her to begin eating in a more healthy way. The authors are two former models who live in Los Angeles. One of them has a degree in Holistic Nutrition, the other describes herself as a "self taught know-it-all." The subtitle of the book - "A no-nonsense tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous" - provides only a hint of the "attitude" that the reader will encounter. The authors proceed to spout their nutritional insight using tough, sometimes vulgar language, at times berating the reader. "Coffee is for pussies! ...P.S. It also makes your breath smell like ass." is just one example. Since this is a family blog, I can't tell you what they say about dairy! For those who participate in the typical American diet, their advice will seem rather extreme - no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no caffeine, no coffee, no soda, no alcohol, no dairy, no meat, no white flour, no processed food, etc., etc. For those who have been keeping up with nutritional research, the advice in this book is actually in-line with the current thinking of holistic nutrition practitioners. The main difference between this title and other holistic nutrition titles is the way in which the information is presented. If you respond well to being lectured to, insulted, grossed out, and to reading vulgar language applied to the area of nutrition, you'll love this title. If not, know that there are many other authors in the field of nutrition that share the same nutritional insights, but in a less offensive manner.

Marty

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