Everyone wants to be a skinny girl these days. Even those embracing plus-sizes in their heart of hearts are "skinny minnies," even if just in spirit. So, to help the millions of zaftig American women from California to New York (two skinny states), reality star Bethenny Frankel, frequent tabloid face and star of the Bravo show "The Real Housewives of New York City," has decided to cash in on America's desire to downsize.
"The Skinnygirl Dish" is crammed with advice and it's fun to browse. We like to treat it like the Tao Te Ching, i.e. open it to a random page and get a cool tip, like how to clean burnt pan bottoms, how to make skinny versions of our favorite cocktails and how to make non-fattening cookies.
For a cookbook, it's lacking photos; but really, this is more of advice book—like from one really cool, really skinny girlfriend to another. And as the tag line says: It's fast, practical, economical. We like that, too, because we are very busy girls.