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Skinnygirl Solutions

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  306 ratings  ·  50 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author and reality television star Bethenny Frankel, the modern woman’s guide to looking fabulous while balancing health, home, and career.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Atria Books (first published May 1st 2013)
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Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Bethenny Frankel is an inspiration to me, and there are not many celebrities I say that of. This book is a good take on her basic philosophy on living your best life, healthy eating the Naturally Thin way, even homekeeping and productivity and career and business strategies.

Her advice on healthy eating, in a nutshell, is to put more emphasis on HOW you are eating rather than WHAT you are eating and how much. This can feel like a paradigm shift to most people but I have observed from my naturall
Patrice Hoffman
I admit I've never been a fan of Bethenny Frankel but am a little intrigued by her. I love everything Housewives and my television might actually but stuck on Bravo right now. Bethenny has always been one of the wives I am impartial to. Neither love or hate. Skinnygirl Solutions is almost like my becoming reacquainted with her and finding out what her appeal is.

Skinnygirl Solutions features Frankel's solutions for most any situation in an effort to live the Skinnygirl lifestyle or wellness. Ther
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like Bethenny Frankel. If you like her fun, witty, sarcastic outlook at life, you will like this book. I particularly liked her business advice, and she has tried lots of business ventures with great success like that Skinnygirl Margarita sale to Jim Beam. Bethenny is very neat and loves her label maker. She hates germs, very clean. I have a long ways to go to meet her standards. Helpful and funny. Light advice
Sep 07, 2013 is currently reading it
I needed some light reading. This is they type of book where you can just kind of skip around here and there when you want to read at the end of the day but don't have the energy to process other books.

I picked up this one because I had "read" one of her books before on a road trip (good deal on an audio book) and it wasn't too terrible.
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Not impressed...but now days every reality star writes a book. Her naturally thin plan is not for the working mom with real problems...
Deanna Zehr
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Packed with great tips and humor. Enjoyed this book very much!
Marguarite Markley
It was an enjoyable read, but I don't find many of her recommendations for anything very practical for the average Joe (or Jane).
Merri Su
May 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a hodgepodge of advice that was really all over the map. I skimmed the sections on what to eat and how to entertain, but there were a few interesting and valuable tidbits in the chapters on home and career. Each chapter seemed like a surface treatment of something that could have been a deep exploration and that many books have been written about (e.g. personal finance). It was an okay collection of mostly-useful advice wrapped up in a reality celebrity's ego and brand marketing.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like the first two parts. It is really useful for your daily life and how to organise it. However, the last part (work and business) didn't really concern me.
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I love Bethenny. But, she is extremely opinionated and a bit nutty. Probably why she has so much notoriety. I agree with her a lot, but not always. I can't believe people want so many details of her life. I can't believe I read this. Do your own thing, ladies. If you're really into canned advice and pep talks, this book is also for you. I have to say, her business and money advice is pretty legit though.
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to confess that I've never seen Bethenny's reality shows, and I haven't yet had a chance to catch her new daytime talk show on the air. But I have watched Bethenny make several appearances on Ellen's talk show and have tried several of her Skinnygirl products, so I was interested in listening to this audiobook and hearing what she had to say.

Bethenny shared practical tips for improving many different areas of your life and gave examples from her own day-to-day life with plenty of details
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up not knowing anything about the author. What grabbed my attention was the title. I thought this book would deal mostly with food, diet, and healthy lifestyle choices. However, I soon came to realize that this book was not what I was expecting. This book was a guide how to improve everything about your life.

I was expecting more of the book to be about skinny tips and suggestions. I was disappointed in the healthy part of the book. Some of the topics which were brought up, I d
Jennifer Vido
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
As the creator of the Skinnygirl brand cocktails, Bethenny Frankel knows a thing or two about how to be successful in the business world. In her latest release, this four-time New York Times bestselling author and self-proclaimed “queen of too much information” dishes up the skinny on how to achieve harmony in all aspects of life. With her slapstick humor and inappropriate candor, she gives the reader some straight-up tips on home, health, family, career, sex, and style. By following her simple ...more
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I love a good self-help book, or as I like to call them, "lifestyle" books. I like Bethenny a lot. I find her to be relatable and interesting. Her personality is similar to mine and I find her funny. The fact that her success came later in life via a reality TV show and that she's been able to maintain her image and build a brand and following is impressive and inspiring to me. I've read one of her other books, A Place of Yes, and I thought that it was more valuable to me because it focused more ...more
You may think after reading the title that this is just another boring book about how to live your life to the fullest. Let me just tell you, you will so enjoy this book! It is informative yet entertaining. I enjoyed the book and learned from it too!

The solutions given to everyday issues such as weight loss, relationships, and style (to name a few) are helpful and easy to implement. I liked the openness of the author. She is a television personality, which for some may be a turnoff. If you have
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, adult
*I won this book through a GoodReads Giveaway*

I think this is a great self-help book for women who are seeking balance in their lives. Bethenny uses a lot of her own experience in her attempt to assist other women in this process.

The book is written in a clear and well-organized way, which permits the reader to easily linger on sections that she finds interesting and skim over those that may not be pertinent to her. Many of the techniques Bethenny proposes are ones that I've used myself, so I kn
Lisa Niver
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wrote about this book for Whole Life TImes

How I Stopped Binge Eating
My wake-up call from a deadbeat boyfriend

By Lisa Ellen Niver

In Skinnygirl Solutions, author Bethenny Frankel’s advice is to seek help if you need it due to emotional eating. She writes, “If you are prone to emotional eating, and especially if you are a secret eater or a closet eater, you might need to talk to a professional… Explore the emotions behind it and think about why this happe
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thanks Bethenny. With this book you saved me reading 4 or 5 others.

Love her or hate her, (I love her), you have to admire what she has built. She now has an empire around a major brand, offering all kinds of stuff.

In this book she talks about the major topics of diet/nutrition, home life, work life, and self actualization. I enjoy reading the no-nonsense advise. She never sounds preachy, more like your best friend giving you general advise. You can take it or leave it, it's not getting rammed do
What a strange bird this woman is. She has a fast mouth on her. I worked with someone like Bethenny once. They had great ideas and could really motor mouth about what they had been doing or were proposing to do, then that thing wouldn't be done at all while the person I knew focused on her own interests. I have to say Bethenny reminds me of her, and if you've ever worked with someone like this, and you ARE a consumed worker intent on what Bethenny suggests: perfected life in every aspect, you ha ...more
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book for free through the Goodread's First Reads. I was really excited when I found out I was going to be getting this book, I love Bethenny Frankel and have followed her since she was on the Real Housewives. I really enjoyed this book - a lot of it I read and some I skimmed. My favorite part was all the ways to keep your house clean and organized - and how to mix low end brand items with higher end brands.
I am excited to host a party with my friends soon so I can use the recipes
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm about halfway through, and though I already read her first books years ago, I know she is pretty good at practical advice when it comes to daily living things. She briefly explains her eating strategies in the first part of the book, referring readers to her first book for more details. I actually found myself totally agreeing with her suggestions on keeping the house clean and organizing and parenting. While we may come from different outlooks on life, she seems to give great advice (just n ...more
Dec 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like Bethenny Frankel. If you don't, there is probably no reason for you to read this. It's her 'do-anything-better' guide. Some of the information, mainly on diet, has been covered previously. Some of it (hopefully) is common-sense, like the fashion tips. But it is nice that she's tailoring some advice to parents. The best part by far is the business advice. It's really interesting to hear how she grew and marketed her businesses. Where money is concerned, she's pretty savvy.

A must if you're
Dec 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Bethenny Frankel. It seems as if either love her or hate her. I enjoyed her on Housewives of New York and watching her on her reality show. I like how candid and outspoken she is. When I saw her newest book at the library I picked it up. It was a quick and easy read. She has lots of useful information some of it boring but still useful and humorous. I have not read any of Frankel's other books so I was unfamiliar about her cooking/diet books. I enjoyed her brief overview of her philosophy ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-netgalley
**Copy kindly provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

I love everything Bethenny Frankel does. She is an inspiration to all woman who want a career and family. This book was great. It easy to follow straight through or jump around to specific topics. I will definitely be recommending this book to all my girls and a few clients who are having some difficulties with managing their professional and personal lives as well as anyone looking for weight lost advice. Can't
Nov 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
I listened to the audiobook version of Bethenny's book A Place of Yes a month or so ago and enjoyed it, much to my surprise. I like the way she tells stories and she seems surprisingly down-to-earth for a "celebrity". I also like that she is self-made.

This is basically a self-help book, and it actually had a lot of helpful tips. I wrote down quite a few of her suggestions about cleaning and organizing and have already used some of them.

I'm still not a "fan" of Bethenny necessarily, but I do ap
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Straight to the point book about things we need to change in our lives and she offers great tips/ideas. Was reading this book during a time I needed to make changes in my life and she helped point out that we should only have positive things/people around us. Also- she's got this no BS attitude that I love.
May 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
A dud. I like Bethenny Frankel but this book read like she crazily talked into a tape recorder without stopping to breathe. The book was all over the place with no focus except the regular commercial for skinny girl products. I think she has a lot of helpful information to share but the but needed more focus and depth.
Jess Coulston
Dec 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
I listened to this book on my way to work and it was a mistake.
Ugh it was written as if she assumes people are completely stupid...furthermore she tells you how to clean your house?!
There is also a lot of bragging 'Im successful so I must be doing it right' creating an entire chapter talking about her company and her success....I skipped through much of this.
Feb 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Marissa Sherman Deziel
I don't know a whole lot about Bethanny Frankle but I decided to give this book a shot out of lack of good books and curiosity. The book isn't bad and does contain some useful tips - I like her non-diet strategies and hearing about her business sense but all of her drama and relationship stuff is lost on me.
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Bethenny Frankel has a knack for making healthy food taste delicious. That knack, which started out as a hobby and was enhanced with formal training, has elevated her to national prominence as a celebrated natural food chef, the creator of the phenomenal new Skinnygirl Margarita, and The New York Times best selling author of Naturally Thin.

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