Thursday, September 06, 2007

Skinny Beyotch and The Chicago Way

I have been reading this book, Skinny Bitch by Rory Friedman and Kim Barnouin and I am not quite sure what to think of it. It has been on the best seller list for a while because I guess all females want to be thin, and all of us love a book with cussing in the title....don't act like you don't.

The authors of this book have very strong opinions about food and the FDA and the government and the meat and dairy industries. They bring up interesting points, but I am not sure of all their "scientific research". Some of it seems pretty far fetched. If you followed all their rules, you would indeed be skinny, and you would INDEED be a bitch.

If you have a weak stomach skip the book all together because they go into graphic detail about how meat, poultry and dairy are processed and manufactured.....from the slaughterhouses. EEEEEKS!

Barnouin and Friedman want you to eat totally organic and vegan. No soda, no coffee, no alcohol, no sugar, no white flour, no fun. In a perfect world we would all eat healthier, and most of us know that sugar and diet soda are not particularly good for us, HOWEVER we are a culture of food. Food equals social gatherings, holidays, memories, etc.

Long story short--I do not like the book. My motto is everything in moderation. Enjoy life. Being a skinny bitch is not on my list of goals. Moving on......

Another book I am reading and totally enjoying is The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey. It is a very good read, but a typical cop mystery. Murder, creepy stuff, obligatory side love story, you get the idea. It takes place in Chicago as the title indicates and it is a murder mystery page turner. I really like reading books that mention places I have been and I know exactly what they are talking about. I am easily entertained like that.
If you like a cop book/mystery, I would totally recommend The Chicago Way.

Have any of you read any great books lately you would care to share?

Happy Reading, and have a great day!


Blogger rosarita said...

Since you asked, yes, I can recommend a novel that I think has one of the most interesting story lines I've ever read. It's called "Kill Me" by Stephen White. It's a suspenseful, well written page turner and would make an excellent movie. I mention it on every blog that asks for a book reference because I thought it was that good! (will check out The Chicago Way - thanks! :)

4:23 PM  
Blogger k said...

i read an interview w/ the SB authors and they were very proud that they've never had any weight issues themselves. why would i want to read a book by their self important skinny asses?!
i've started a bunch of books lately, but i haven't finished any. i just stocked up on some british mags at b&n. that's my reading for awhile.
i had another sephora trip. i got some defrizzer by ojon. decent but not life-changing. but what was life-changing was some yellow facial scrub by peter thomas roth. OMG.
i love your blog. you always make me smile.
happy friday!

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you love Anthony Bourdain, so I suppose you have read all his stuff. He is awesome.

What about the new Kristin Gore book? Sammy's House. I know you told me you read Sammy's Hill and you liked it.

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are from Oklahoma so you should read Shoot The Moon by Billie Letts.
Not a posh book, but good.

Do you like billie letts?

6:07 AM  
Blogger violetnoir said...

I am just about to finish up "The Queen's Fool," by Philippa Gregory. I have read a couple other of her books, namely "The Other Bolelyn Girl" and "The Bolelyn Inheritance."

If you enjoy history and intrigue, these fictionalized versions are quite well researched and simply fasinating to read.

Hugs and love!

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a skinny bitch, and probably never will be, especially if you have to eat vegan and organic. Too busy and I really love meat. HA. Enjoy your trip my friend. christa

2:13 PM  
Blogger Nicky said...

I just started reading "The Emperor's Children" by Claire Messud since it's been on all the bestseller lists. So far it is very good but I have no idea where the title comes from yet!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Swirl Girl said...

[said in my best Rose from Titanic voice] come back.... come back.
Seriously... I miss you. Hope you are having a ball. Hugs.

5:14 PM  

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