Described by the New York Times as a "profanity-laced diet book," "Skinny Bitch" has sold more than 245,000 copies and rising. Described as a "no nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls," this diet book is to the point in a less than gentle way. Salon magazine claims that "Skinny Bitch" "preys on the insecurities of dieters and people with eating disorders." "The only thing this weight-loss book will help you lose is self-esteem."
What does this say about us and our perception of ourselves, when we accept "harassment" (from a book, not even a person) in order to achieve a desired body image?
Information Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/books/01skin.html