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Published on June 7, 2007
G Living’s host and author, Rory Freedman, had sales of her book ‘Skinny Bitch’ jump through the roof — thanks in part to the spotlight British Superstar Victoria Beckham brought to it. After the vegetarian former Posh Spice Girl was photographed by paparazzi with the diet book in LA last month, sales of the Skinny Bitch book on UK’s Amazon soared 37,000%! Overnight, Rory’s book went from virtually unknown in the UK at 77,939th on Amazon’s sales chart to 209th on the chart.
Although Posh might get a lot of scrutiny in the media for being “too” skinny, “Skinny Bitch” advocates anything but the unhealthy extreme diets so popular in the celebrity culture. Despite the visual image from the title of the book that comes to mind of hyper-thin scrawny celebrities like Posh or Nicole Ritchie, the straight-shooting book actually advocates natural weight management through a healthy, well-balanced organic diet and sensible exercise. The diet guide describes itself as “a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous.” It’s not at all about starving yourself on a 500-calorie diet or dangerously depriving yourself of healthy carbs, as with the Atkins Diet. The book plainly explains the dangers and metabolism effects of artificial sweeteners, hormones, animal fat, caffeine, alcohol, chemicals and junk food. Author Rory Freedman often readily admits that she eats like a pig. While Beckham has often been accused by the media of setting a poor example to young girls, Rory is beautiful, and while she maybe a skinny bitch, she is no scrawny bitch. She is strong and toned with muscles and womanly curves. The book is about sensibility and balance, not obsession.
“Skinny Bitch” authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin