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Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven by Rory Freedman
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Feb 09, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: babies

I think this book just wasn't really what I was looking for. I don't particularly care for the potty-mouthed tone of the Skinny Bitch book series, but I went ahead and bought this one anyway because at the moment there aren't any other books on vegan pregnancy. Sayward Rehbal is publishing one through Herbivore this spring that I think will probably be more of what I was hoping for with this one.

Here's the thing: this is a nutrition book for pregnancy, not an all-encompassing book about pregnancy. That's fine, and if you're one of those who is still eating animal products, this is a great, great, great book for you. However, I already knew the information found in over half of the book. The chapter on sugar and the sample menus were helpful. I also found some good info in a few of the shorter chapters at the back of the book.

I found the writing to be repetitive and a bit stale in places. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it. You've already mentioned thing x and thing y on over other page. Enough, already. I also think the authors seemed to be trying to hard with the wording in some places. I don't particularly want to read a pregnancy nutrition book full of cursing. Get over yourselves, already. I felt like it undermined some of the great information and facts found in the book. All of the sources are listed in the back of the book, so maybe it's a better idea to just read some things from the original source material so I don't feel like I'm listening to some educated, trailer park teenager.

If you're already vegan and looking for a book on pregnancy, you could probably get away with just flipping through one of these in the store or borrowing it from the library. If you're still an omnivore, then I definitely think you should read this. It won't feel like old hat to you.

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