Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother! Paperback – September 2, 2008
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
“Writing in a style that is meant to be funny and sarcastic with a bit of drill sergeant thrown in, the authors offer some good advice on what to eat and especially what not to eat when pregnant. … there is a lot of good advice on thinking critically about what is considered good nutrition and what is not.”
VegNews, Sept+Oct 2008
"Bursting with smarts and their classic sense of humor … With this sassy new tome, the authors give pregnant women everywhere a whole new reason to eat healthy….an entertaining read even if you’re not preggers, but it makes the perfect gift for a friend who is."
Vegetarian Journal, Oct 09
“a smart, thorough guide to how to eat vegan when you’re pregnant.”
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
I also understand the authors "style" of writing, so their cursing and "in your face" approach didn't really bother me because I knew what to expect.
A fews things you may have to be concerned with is:
1) that this book's audience is most likely middle class people who live in locations where a whole foods vegan diet is "easy". I question how feasible any whole foods diet is (vegan or omnivorous) for people who are the working poor in this country and located in areas such as the inner city, in which there have been a plethora of public health reports indicating that there are no farmer's markets, natural grocers, or health options available.
2) this book kind of assumes all pregnant women reading this book are straight and married to a man. If you are lesbian identified woman, the heterosexual oriented nature of the book may irk you. If you are a single woman looking to become pregnant or are already pregnant, it may irk you a bit.
However, I commend that fact that the authors wrote this book, simply because NO ONE ELSE IS providing current books on how to achieve a healthy vegan pregnancy.
ON THE OTHER HAND, I have a few bones to pick with these authors. They use scare tactics to make you feel like you're not a good mom if you don't eat an all-organic, vegan diet. This is simply untrue! They make you feel like s*** if you eat even some non-organic produce, which, as a less-than-affluent pregnant woman fresh out of college, is sometimes what I have to do.
A memorable quote from this book is "Don't be a cheap jerk." Wow. Sorry for being a "jerk" and trying my best to do every single thing I can for my baby. The attitude is very condescending and uneducated, as though all people can somehow "make room" in the budget for their pretentious demands. Let's also not mention the DISGUSTING chapter about animal abuse (not recommended for pregnant women whose feelings and stomachs are easily affected).
They make it clear that they're not experts, so I'm not going to berate them for cherry-picking studies. I think they make a strong case that everyone cherry-picks, and the best thing you can do is your own research. This is a strong point of the book.
However, after all that berating and preaching about "pure" foods, they give you endless menus of processed organic (and expensive!) foods to buy. Organic cereal may be more organic than regular cereal, but it's not freaking health food! Don't tell me I'm not pure enough for my baby and then recommend processed foods to me! Like I said, these authors have good intentions and an overall good message (they started me on one of the best journeys I have ever decided to take), but extremely poor execution.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stright to the point and good for any pregnant women! Especially those who care about what they put in there body.Published 2 months ago by hesch2mm
I was excited about this book because after having read the original Skinny Bitch a few years ago and enjoying it (enjoying it as in laughing at the author's mean humor and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sandra Lempesis
My wife read and loved this book when I bought it for our first pregnancy. Definitely an appreciated read.Published 4 months ago by B-RY
Poorly written and very condescending. It's sad because I bought the the book for information... I feel this should be a free book at free clinics were u deal with substance... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kiki
Stopped reading, after authors with details described the process of getting skin of the animals and animal abuse. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elena
This book is hilarious and straight to the point. This is my second time being pregnant and I think because of this book I am not anemic like I was in my first pregnancy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alixandra Arielle Rodriguez