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Good Information With A Great Concept and an 'Attitude'
on May 1, 2010
Nice idea! It appeals to me.
There is good information in the book, most of which we've all heard before, but presented with an 'attitude' and spicy language that many readers will enjoy and relate to while others will view like they would a slap in the face. She apparently comes by her style of writing honestly because throughout the book there are (sometimes funny) little stories in which her family and friends are brutally frank with her, to the point of being insulting. In return, she insults her friends, family, strangers, and celebrities. Readers will decide for themselves if they like a more gracious, gentile approach or if the blunt style is just what is needed.
The brief mention of celebrities throughout the book helps to lend credibility as to why the author is qualified to write the book, and she does talk about that as well. She is also honest as she makes sure not to claim expertise she doesn't have, as she explains why she wrote the book. I respect that.
Back to the content of the book though, the concept of getting into your dream pair of jeans is one almost all of us can relate to, and that is why we buy the book.
Especially helpful for many, even though we've heard all (or most) of the recommendations before, is the table listing habits we should develop and others we should break.
Is it the last and best diet book for all of us? No, but it may be exactly what some readers are looking for.