SKINNY BITCH IN THE KITCH Named by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) One of the Five Best Cookbooks of the Decade

Jan 14, 2010, 15:45 ET from Running Press Book Publishers

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin knew they were onto something when they wrote their bestselling manifesto Skinny Bitch.  It was clear to them that people were tired of looking and feeling bad, and they were more than happy to assist -- but with a twist -- dispensing admonitions like "don't be a big fat pig anymore" and "eating carcasses all day while avoiding fruit is a recipe for disaster."  Their honesty and bully tactics worked, laying the groundwork for the vegan movement to finally go main stream. Skinny Bitch would go on to sell two million copies, be translated into twenty languages, and celebrate 127 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

What followed next was a series of Skinny Bitch books, including a cookbook that the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) recently named one of the five best cookbooks of the decade. Skinny Bitch in the Kitch provides healthy vegan recipes that actually taste good, from Bitchtastic Brownies to dairy-less Fettuccini Alfredo.

As for those other four books on the PCRM list, the bitches are in very good company. Also on the list are The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen, The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn and Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello.

And for those craving more delicious vegan recipes, Running Press will be publishing Kim Barnouin's Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook in November 2010. For more information or to schedule an interview with authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, contact Seta Zink at 215-567-5371 or and visit and

Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin's latest in the series is Skinny Couple in a Box, featuring his/her hardcover editions of Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard.

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