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Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman
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Nov 10, 08

Recommended to Rachel by: Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine
Recommended for: People (esp. women) who are not afraid of cuss words and want to be healthy and slim!
Read in November, 2008, read count: 1

Well! I bought this book based on the reviews at amazon.com about a year ago. I wanted to preview it and possibly pass it along to my non-vegan friends if it turned out to be any good. Well, I flipped through it when it got here and was unimpressed and never read it.

Then I saw an article in the PCRM (Physician's Commmittee for Responsible Medicine) magazine, saying that one of the Skinny Bitches was giving talks to White House staffers in Washington, and it really put a favorable spin on the book.

So I decided to give it another try. This time instead of flipping through, I started at the first page and read the book cover to cover! It was great! I loved the drill-sargeant attitude! I'm already vegan, but you know what, it totally motivated me to eat better. I've got 10 to 15 pounds I'd like to kick to the curb. The Skinny Bitches gave me the ammo I need to tell those extra pounds where to shove it!

I think this is a great book for anybody, whether you're vegan or not. It's aimed at women, so they talk about PMS and cramps, etc., but other than that, it's great advice for anybody ... I wonder if I can get my boyfriend to read it. Oh, I forgot, it wouldn't be good if you are offended by "cuss words." I'm not into a lot of swearing in real life, but somehow the way it was written here it seemed very appropriate. In fact, I got a real kick out of the way they tried to cuss and swear us into shape. I loved it.

Also, this was a SUPER-FAST read. I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday, and I was just reading it in between all my other activities.

And for those who think it's too expensive to eat vegan?
I don't buy it.

As an example:

$4.79 - 2 pounds Organic Brown Rice
(19 servings)
$3.50 - 2 pounds Organic Black-Eyed Peas
$10.00 - 2 pounds organic green salad from Farmer's Market
$5.00 - Ingredients for homemade cornbread

For about $25 you can serve 19 people, which is about $1.30 per meal.

Organic, vegan, delicious!
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Lisa Vegan Rachel, Well, maybe I'll read it. I've gone back and forth ever since it was published. I'm still not convinced being bullied will work with the majority of people.


Rachel Yes, it's a quick read, and it's wonderful how it distills the information from much heavier nutrition/animal rights/environmental tomes into a small space.

But the humor might not be for everybody. I chuckled at the way they spiced it up with the f-word and name calling, but some people might be offended. If you enjoy the sense of humor, I definitely recommend it.



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