Skinny Bastard

 
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What’s good for the bitch is good for the bastard. Hundreds of thousands of women have been inspired to “use their head” and get real about the food they eat after reading the best-selling manifesto Skinny Bitch. But it turns out some men have been reading over their girlfriends’ shoulders. Professional athletes such as Milwaukee Brewers’ Prince Fielder and the Dallas Mavericks’ Jerry Stackhouse have adopted a whole new eating plan because of the book. Now authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin think it’s time for the guys to have a book of their own. In Skinny Bastard, they’ll explain why the macho “meat and potatoes” diet is total crap, why having a gut is un-cool (and a turn-off), and how to get buff on the right foods. Eating well shouldn’t be a “girlie” thing—and the Bitches will whip any man into shape with their straight-talk, sound guidance, and locker room language.

Customer Reviews:

  • Superb--funny & fantastic!
    Delightful to read, funny, irreverent, but also packed with good advice for guys who want to have as much energy and need as little sleep as possible. If Prince Fielder and Tony Gonzales can do it, so can I! I enjoyed Skinny Bitch, but I liked Skinny Bastard even more. You won't be disappointed. ...more info
  • Don't waste your money
    While there is a certain humor and language that men (sailors particularly) generally appreciate, all they are doing is promoting a vegan lifestyle. I wish they were honest and just said they are card carrying PETA members and are promoting vegan. That's all it is really. I tossed the book in the garbage. ...more info
  • Good and Bad
    I expected to gain motivation to stick to a healthy diet, instead I have become afraid to eat anything. The authors would have us believe that the only healthy foods are organic vegetables and fruit. Hard to believe after they preach that the entire food supply is tainted by chemicals and pesticides (this includes organics, sorry!). This book is totally contradictory although it does provide some helpful tips.

    1. Excercise
    2. Eat in moderation

    Where the book in fails is in not providing complete research for the claims that the authors make. Lots of red herrings without a bunch of explanations and science to back up their advice.

    I am not anti-peta or pro-diary industry, but these authors fail in their guise to deliver a book to help the reader become healthy. Yes, they do succeed in helping you to become skinny because you will not want to eat anything ever again after finishing the book....more info
  • Tedious diatribe. Back cover description not accurate.
    The description on the back cover says this is a book about how to eat to get in shape, and stay in shape. It turns out that it is really a diatribe about the vegan lifestyle. The bottom line is that if you eat milk, eggs, chicken, fish or meat, you are a moron. Entire chapters go on and on about all the nasty things in all these foods, all the awful things that go into manufacturing them, and all the horrible things that happen to animals along the way. Not a lot about how to get in shape. Kind of a waste....more info
  • Get rid of that gut once for all!

    I live these girls! They don't try to be nice when criticizing your bad habits. As they say, eating well is not some "girlie" thing and they will whip your bu tt into shape with their straight talk using their locker room language. Yes, the locker room language. You have to be a man enough to take it and do something about it. I find the language hilarious, but you need to be forewarned if you don't like too blunt expressions. On the other hand why would you expect anything else after reading the title of the book?

    The book gives readers a tough-love guide on how to become healthier and skinnier. Things like:
    -- stop shoving sweets into your mouth all day long; sugar is for candy as ses.
    -- get up off your behind and exercise
    -- stop drinking coffee each morning. If you cannot wake up without it then you are addicted to it, and "generally unhealthy sl ob"
    -- you are what you eat
    -- the government doesn't give a sh...t about what you eat.
    -- don't be a pu..sy and use your big head!

    The authors promote vegetarian lifestyle and although I am not a total vegetarian myself, I fully support that idea.

    This is definitely a very helpful, eye-opening read. I really enjoyed the book and found it more valuable than I expected. I would recommend it to all adult readers - not only men. For more great reading about losing weight in a healthy way read "Can We L ive 150". Especially Chapter 3 of that book titled "Obesity your worst enemy" is not to be missed. It is all you need to look good and feel great about yourself. ...more info
  • 50% common sense, 50% Vegan propoganda
    I heard these chicks (self described) on The Junkies radio show in DC and immediately bought this book -- boy was I duped.

    This book is nothing more than Vegan propaganda hidden as a health and fitness book. Their facts and stats about carbs, artificial sweeteners, dairy products are all spot on -- great info backed by unbiased footnotes and research (this is what saved it from only getting one star).

    Then they spend an entire chapter on how humans were never built to eat meat, siting how our teeth are arranged, our intestinal tract, etc. This is where they lose all cred. Drifting away from unbiased facts, they switch tactics and use emotional-laced descriptions of slaughter house practices. If that's an issue for you as a reader than they succeeded, but I felt it to be very preachy and inaccurate. For example, the authors go to great lengths to prove we as humans are not carnivores using the structure of our teeth, the length of our bowls and enzymes used to process meat (they call flesh) as examples THEN going to make the huge leap this proves we should not be eating meat.

    Spend 5 seconds with any Paleontologist and they will tell you we are not carnivores .... Duh .... We're Omnivores, designed to eat both meat and veggies!

    Save your money. Use your head and common sense if you do decide to read this one....more info
  • I Felt Ripped Off
    I didn't have a lot of expectations for this book. I was expecting a little tough-love general diet an health material. What I got was a mostly useless diatribe about the virtues of extreme vegetarianism and how gross all other eating is.

    If it had contained a decent argument, then this might have merited two stars, but the combination of bait-and-switch with the actual content really left me feeling I'd wasted my money....more info
  • Great for Guys!
    I'm a lady who already read Skinny Bitch so it was very redundant for me but a nice refresher. If you haven't read Skinny Bitch and your a dude read this it is funny and eye opening... trust no one were all being lead blindly by the corporations!! :)...more info
  • Unrealistic diet approach
    Book starts off strong but flies off the rails when the authors get into dietary recommendations. Do they reallly believe that there is ANY realistic chance that the "regular guy" that this book is marketed to will go from a varied diet containing meat and dairy to a full on Veegan diet? A diet can only succeed if it is workable and this form of dietary extremism certainly is not. Also, their views on the health benefits of raw milk and eggs conflict with much of the literature in the "real food" movement. [...] Just exercise and eat anything you want in moderation and you will shed the pounds. No reason to have to exercise this form of dietary extremism. Foot note: Despite the large amount of anecdotal evidence pointing to the problems with artificial sweeteners, there has not been convincing study-based evidence to date to prove that artificial sweeteners are harmful in the doses that are consumed in our food. This is the same kind of argument you hear about child immunizations causing autism-tons of annecdotal evidence, but no legitimate science to back it up. The books points on sugar are spot on....more info
  • Terrible advice!
    This is the worst review I've ever given on Amazon. I read through most of the chapters of this book at Borders (it's a quick read), trying to search for a nugget of wisdom....which I never found.

    The main issue with this book is that it seems to be poorly researched and flies in the face of most of the literature out there on weight loss. It doesn't help that it's also poorly written with gratuitous profanity laced in to try to make it more cheeky and accessible like a bad daytime talk show.

    Do not waste your money on this book. There are plenty of better books out there (like the Belly Off book by Mens Health).
    ...more info
  • Terrible advice!
    This is the worst review I've ever given on Amazon. I read through most of the chapters of this book at Borders (it's a quick read), trying to search for a nugget of wisdom....which I never found.

    The main issue with this book is that it seems to be poorly researched and flies in the face of most of the literature out there on weight loss. It doesn't help that it's also poorly written with gratuitous profanity laced in to try to make it more cheeky and accessible like a bad daytime talk show.

    Do not waste your money on this book. There are plenty of better books out there (like the Belly Off book by Mens Health).
    ...more info

 

 
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