As our resident foodie Tom Philpott noted a few weeks ago, the bitches behind Skinny Bitch — "a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous" — are back. Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be lunching with one of them, and I’m curious what y’all would ask her — besides, of course, “Are you gonna eat that?”
Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, the self-described "pigs" behind Skinny Bitch, shook up the diet world with their foul-mouthed vegan manifesto about the horrors of the food industry. Once the book was spotted in the hands of the Ã¼ber-skinny Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham, it raced to the top of the New York Times best-seller list and has since become one of the best-selling vegan books ever published — arguably helping to catapult veganism from hippie to hip.
The new release Skinny Bitch In the Kitch is less an animal-rights shoutfest and more a how-to, with vegan recipes ranging from "bitchin’ breakfasts" to "PMS (pissy mood snacks)."
So tomorrow it’s lunch with Freedman while she’s in town promoting the book. I’m anxious to ask her about the sometimes-not-so-rosy response to their ultra-thin ideal and how she feels about crediting a Spice Girl for their success. But what else should I ask?
Leave your suggestions in comments.