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The Skinny: How to Fit Into Your Little Black Dress Foreverby Melissa Clark
Synopses & Reviews
Eat what you love and love how you look!
Let the girls show you how it's done.
About the Authors
Melissa and Robin are food lovers whose unique perspectives and hilarious insights make The Skinny relevant to any woman who's ever wanted to look and feel fabulous without denying herself the pleasures of food.
Brooklyn resident Melissa Clark adores her out-on-the-town life in New York City, including cocktails and late-night dinners, and still fits sleekly into her favorite little (size 2!) black dress. She's spent her entire professional life associated with food. After working as a cook and professional caterer, she earned an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University and launched a career in food writing. Her writing appears in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Real Simple, and more. She has also collaborated on 14 cookbooks, one of which received both a James Beard award and the Julia Child Cookbook award in 2000.
Robin Aronson likes to write about what she knows. This high-energy mother of twins loves good food, yet has lost her baby weight and still looks great in her NEED INFO. Before and during her own pregnancy she wrote The Whole Pregnancy Handbook: A doctor's guide to the wise use of conventional and alternative medicine before, during and after pregnancy, with Joel M. Evans, MD (Gotham: 2005). She's been editor-in-chief of the web site for Parents magazine, associate publisher of Tikkun magazine, and managing editor of a web site devoted to food and dining. She lives in New York City with her husband and (adorable) twins.
1 Roper Reports, 2004
"The brilliance of this fun-to-read munching manifesto is its ability to adapt itself to the vagaries of real-world eating; the writer-editor authors understand the temptations of workaday life and lazy weekends and provide practical tips that allow even dieting dropouts a bit of the leeway they crave. Underscoring the importance of portion size, the duo explains how to avoid recreational eating. In light-hearted prose aimed at women, the authors suggest eating 'like a food writer'-sampling favorite foods and discarding the rest. Convinced that the lion's share of overeating stems from boredom, they explain how 'breaking a food rut at home' can jump-start dieting results. 'The Skinny on Drinks' may be the most valuable chapter, as it reminds readers just how many pounds those Cosmos and Frappuccinos can pack on. Packed with little black dress-friendly recipes that are simple to whip up, this upbeat guide is fun enough to bring any veteran calorie counter back from the dieting doldrums." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
For emergency use only: The Little Black Dress Diet reveals to women how to eat when they absolutely have to fit into their dress by the weekend.
Eat what you love and love how you look! Let the girls show you how it's done.
If your two favorite girlfriends wrote a hilarious, insightful book about how to look and feel fabulous without denying yourself the pleasure of great food, it would look just like this! The authors bring their unique perspectives (girl-about-town and mother of twins) to show how, whatever your lifestyle, you can balance eating smart and eating rich, and still look amazing in that little black dress. No strict rules, no boring talk about glycemic index, just savvy advice, complete meal plans, and more than 75 amazing recipes, plus an emergencies-only The Little Black Dress Diet-how to eat when you absolutely must fit into your dress by the weekend.
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