What a great book! I really loved this one. There is nothing quite like the idea of pampering yourself -- which is what this "diet book" is all about: spoiling yourself with small quantities of foods that feel positively sinful and losing weight by not denying yourself.
Melinda K. reviewed The Martini Diet: The Self-Indulgent Way to a Thinner, More Fabulous You! on
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This book is incredibly vapid. It is poorly written and rife with typographical errors. One of the author's oft-repeated mottoes is "What Would Jackie Do?," though I'm fairly certain Jackie Onassis would know that the HermÃ¨s "Birken" bag is actually spelled "Birkin" (p. 85). One example among many. Not only does Sander contradict herself almost constantly (e.g. telling the reader to shun soda, but then providing a recipe for something called "Coca Cola Cake"), but she is completely off-base in many of her suggestions. As if that weren't bad enough, she is trying very hard to be cutesy which makes the book seem really juvenile.
For the few who haven't already read it, I would suggest Guiliano's "French Women Don't Get Fat" or Moriyama's "Japanese Women Don't Get Fat" over this.
An interesting new take on dieting and eating habits. Indulge in the good things, but keep your hands away when it is meal time. I read this book intrigued by a new concept on how we can change our lifestyles for the better without cutting out all the good stuff.
I think my biggest take away was when she said it sort of repetitively - eat the best of the best. Sometimes I choose cost of quality and maybe even end up choosing more calories and less healthy options because of it. So I would like to spend less money and get less food, but better food. I believe that I can tend to buy too many groceries because I don't have a food plan for the week - with a plan, I could probably end up spending less money and also get the better quality options.
A great read for the female audience who may have already read a book or two on dieting and would like a different take on it all.