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by Susan Sistrom,Patricia Marx

  • ISBN: 044050855X
  • Category: Humor
  • Author: Susan Sistrom,Patricia Marx
  • Subcategory: Humor
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell; English Language edition (March 16, 1999)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1279 kb
  • EPUB size: 1164 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 329
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Ever wonder how skinny women stay skinny? (Hint: it's not their metabolism. But just about every woman had devised over the years a particular system of eating and exercise to maintain some control over her weight.

Ever wonder how skinny women stay skinny? (Hint: it's not their metabolism. You've lost five pounds. For some, the rules are rigid ("Never eat before three-thirty in the afternoon. ); others are kinder to themselves ("No alcohol, except beer doesn't count as liquor and, on special occasions, neither does wine. ); and still other women had rules so relaxed they hardly qualified as rules ("I make sure I never deprive myself of anything.

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What Every Skinny Woman Knows about Dieting (And Won't Tell You!) by Susan Sistrom and Patricia Marx.

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Instead, comedy writer Marx and food taster Sistrom (reportedly a pseudonym for New Yorker writer Susan Orlean) espouse .

Instead, comedy writer Marx and food taster Sistrom (reportedly a pseudonym for New Yorker writer Susan Orlean) espouse depression, traveling to a Third World country, and ephedrines as ways to lose weight. For the truly obsessive, they list the calories lurking in toothpaste, stamps, and Midol. B. The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows About Dieting (and Won't Tell You!) type. You Can Never Go Wrong by Lying: And Other Solutions to the Moral and Social Dilemmas of Our Time, humor (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985).

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In 1999, Orlean published The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows About Dieting (And Won’t Tell . At first The Skinny struck me as something I wasn’t supposed to know about.

In 1999, Orlean published The Skinny: What Every Skinny Woman Knows About Dieting (And Won’t Tell You!) with fellow New Yorker writer Patricia Marx. The book sold poorly upon its release and soon went out of print, and it was easy to imagine that came as some relief-at least to Orlean, who had used a pseudo-pseudonym (Susan Sistrom, her married name at the time) and appeared alongside Marx in the author photo as a petite, black-and-white blur.

The Skinny : What Every Skinny Woman Knows (and Won't Tell You). By (author) Patricia Marx, By (author) Susan Sistrom.

The Skinny is acclaimed author Susan Orlean’s strangest work, hands down: a half-serious diet book that advises women, among other things, to cover tempting food with bleach. Not one to follow her own advice, Orlean’s diary of a week of eating for Grub Street features yogurt breakfasts, crackers eaten over sinks, and other basically realistic, bleach-free culinary adventures. Related Books: Surprise Me!

Ever wonder how skinny women stay skinny?  (Hint: it's not their metabolism.)Forget diet books.  You've read them.  You've tried them.  You've lost five pounds . . . and gained back six.  It's time you learned the truth about weight loss from those who know--the skinny women who have successfully (and secretly) dropped pounds and stayed slim.Do skinny women skip breakfast? Taint half their portions with salt, pepper--or Clorox--to make sure they don't eat it? You bet they do.  You'll get the inside story on the dieting tricks, shortcuts, and closely guarded secrets of women who stay a perfect size 6 . . . forever.  From using depression to lose weight (God makes you miserable for a reason) to the calories you unintentionally consume in cough syrup . . . or by licking a stamp, everything you really need to know about losing weight is right here in the first anti-diet diet book.  So put on a pair of tight jeans (you'll find out why), say no to bagels, sprinkle sweetener and cinnamon on just about anything, and start reading.
Reviews about The Skinny: What every skinny woman knows about dieting (and won't tell you!) (7):
Rrinel
If you're offended by the fact that people who weigh 200 pounds are consuming over 14,000 calories per week, don't buy this book. Right on the cover it says, "It's NOT their metabolism". On the other hand, if you would like to learn hidden secrets that thin women know but won't share with overweight women, you'll have to buy this book. Typical tips: "If you want dessert, don't eat dinner." "Don't tell your mother that you want to lose five pounds." "Never eat breakfast; it's a waste of 500 calories." "Religious people in the United States are more likely than nonreligious people to be overweight." "Count every calorie, including the glue on stamps." "Make friends with Pam." "Put cinnamon on it."
Mall
These woman have looked fearlessly into the heart of total food craziness and are here to help. Wise, witty, good-humored good advice from people who have been there, lost that, and are willing to tell you the truth about it. The advice is completely honest (what to do about cellulite: keep your pants on) and thoroughly researched (from the lowest-calorie item at Baskin-Robbins to the real skinny on all kinds of "miracle" diets). And it is a total hoot to read.
BlackBerry
The author gives advice that everyone wants but most are to afraid to admit to. She does not try to lead the reader to believe that you can eat whatever you want and still lose wieght. This book tells what people actually do to stay skinny.
Malara
I read this not knowing whether to laugh or gasp. There are some tips in this book that range from the interesting (chewing gum as an appetite suppresant) to the odd (salting your food to the point where you wont eat it; chewing your food but not swallowing it) to the absolutely insane (Tylenol as a weight loss trick to speed up your metabolism, BLEACH on your food to prevent you from eating it). I wouldn't recommend this as a way to go, but if you want to at least expose yourself to some truly unconventional weight loss ideas, I guess this is the place to start. My sincerest suggestion to anyone who reads this is to be careful; this book screams of eating disorder potential.
Nten
I bought this book as a joke to give to my mother. She and I, over the years, have tried, and tried again, every new diet under the sun. This book covers the multitudinous ways and lengths women will go to to lose weight (I say women because that is my frame of reference). Buy this book and read it with a grain of salt. Read it with a sense of humor about the subject matter. Unfortunately, the authors have really hit this one dead center. Most women I know will do anything to get skinny.
Jay
While I realize that "The Skinny" was allegedly written with tongue planted firmly in cheek, I still have a hard time considering it a worthwhile weight loss guide -- satirical or not. Foremost, the writing really isn't that funny, nor is it that insightful. The authors don't lend a new or witty perspective to our thin-obsessed culture, and advice like "Regularly skip breakfast" and "Consider Advil Sinus as an appetite suppressant" is, at best, misinformed and puerile, and, at worst, dangerous and offensive. As someone who has suffered from anorexia in the past, I sort of appreciated the disclaimer at the beginning of the book, which aimed to assure the reader that the authors understand the seriousness of eating disorders and do not intend to advocate and glamorize dangerous weight loss methods. But, taken in the context of the book, the disclaimer seems very half-hearted; something tacked on per the advice of the editor.

When reading this book, I couldn't help but feel the authors' confliction -- should they go for full-on lampoon of our obsessive "how-to" culture, or should they interweave some real, scientific, responsible weight loss advice into their guide? This book's essential problem is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. I, in turn, don't know exactly how to feel about this book. All I know is that better, similar books exist, which successfully negotiate - and directly reference - the constant tension between desiring thinness and resenting its socially-mandated status.
Zut
Have a borderline eating disorder? Want a full blown one? Want to start smoking to curb your appetite? How about fasting for a few days? Pure liquid diet? Abusing ephedra? Getting depressed on purpose so that you will lose your appetite and not eat? Swallow tape worms? If you find these ideas appealing then by all means, read this book. If you have EVER even considered the idea of starving yourself or bingeing and purging, then do not read this miserably, sickening, twisted, self-defeating book. Written by a bunch of sick women who are self-proclaimed gossipers, diet junkies, and bitter at the world, this book revolted me. I was expecting a "tongue in cheek" book that reflected how silly we women can be when it comes to weight obsession and our health. Instead, my ideas that we as women are our own worst enemies, was deeply confirmed. I am truly disgusted.

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