|Author||Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin|
|Publisher||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Preceded by||Skinny Bitchin'|
|Followed by||Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook|
Skinny Bastard: A Kick-in-the-Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat and Start Getting Buff is the fifth book from Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. The same "tough love" approach is directed at men this time, following the same basic principles. Soda, aspartame, coffee, smoking and beer are discouraged, while a wholesome vegan diet and exercise in moderation is encouraged.
The authors added a section on professional athletes who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet, including Ricky Williams, a retired running back for the Baltimore Ravens, and Jerry Stackhouse, a former shooting guard for the Brooklyn Nets. A new chapter, “No Girls Allowed,” details the benefits of eating a vegan diet in preventing heart disease, diabetes and prostate cancer. According to Lisa Young, an adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University, men tend to be motivated more by health than vanity when trying to lose weight, making the chapter about heart disease and prostate cancer “a very smart way to speak to men.”
The book has just under 250 pages, with 14 chapters, making it slightly longer than the original Skinny Bitch book. The book contains credible scientific data presented in a way that readers with no science background can comprehend.