Monday, 23 September 2013

Skinny Bitch

Driving to and from English lessons, I've been listening to audio books. One of them recommended 'Skinny Bitch' by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnounin. I liked the title so I downloaded the sample on my Kindle.

It's helluva funny. Very much written in a Thug Kitchen-style with a generous sprinkling of well-placed swear words.

I've only read the sample but may download the whole book - just for the pure pleasure of the reading, regardless of content. I like their imagery.

Here are some gems from the first chapter...

Soda is liquid Satan. It is the devil. It is garbage. There's nothing in soda that should be put into your body.

Talking about aspartame in soda...

When methyl alcohol, a component of aspartame, enters your body, it turns into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is toxic and carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Laboratory scientists use formaldehyde as a disinfectant or preservative. They don't fucking drink it.

Talking about junk food...

Not only are they bogged down with saturated fats, sugars, hydrogenated oils, calories, and cholesterol, but they also contain enough chemical residues to put hair on your chest.

...continuing on junk food and snacks...

Now before you decide you're so smart because you only buy fat-free snacks, get a hold of yourself. Whenever you see the words "fat-free" or "low-fat" think of the words "chemical shit storm".
On exercise...

Give up the notion that you can be sedentary and still lose weight. You need to exercise, you lazy shit.

Chapter 2... Carbs: The truth

Yet all carbs are not created equal. There are two types: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates suck and are as nutritionally beneficial as toilet paper.

These are just some of the funnies - there were many more. Whether they able to sustain such painting of colourful pictures throughout the book remains to be seen. I'm tempted to find out.

1 comment:

adventurelisa said...

An email received from Michael:

"b.t.w. Re your other blog about Skinny Bitch...enjoyed the intro so much I bought the book for my daughter but am reading it first.

Very well written to keep a captive audience and if you aren't converted to a vegan by chapter 2 you will be by the end !

Need to read it in conjunction with watching Food Inc. - both based on the American framework but very close to our situation as well."