Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bun in the Oven: A Book Review

I want to thank everyone who left a comment on yesterday's post. It was very encouraging to hear from other moms.

Lately I have immersed myself in everything baby. For fun I am reading a pregnancy book and the handbook provided by the hospital. You would think I would have no need for such reading material since I have done this twice before.

I picked up the pregnancy book at the library. It was a recently returned book that I grabbed on impulse. The title is catchy, the content is humorous until you realize that the authors are stark raving mad.

Let me tell you a little about Skinny B1tch* Bun in the Oven: A Gutsy Guide to Becoming One Hot (and Healthy) Mother! (*censored to maintain my PG blog rating).

It starts out pretty good. The first couple of chapters offer the good advice of eliminating coffee, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and soda from your diet. The authors provided compelling evidence and caused me to rethink my food choices.

Chapter Five entitled "Got Duped" talks about the dairy industry and had me somewhat convinced to cut back on dairy for both myself and my kids.

When I started reading chapter six (Secrets and Lies about Protein) I began seeing the authors in a new light. These ladies are not girlfriends just looking out for the best interest of me any my baby. These ladies are vegans who think I can survive without meat. You got to be kidding me! I am a meatatarian. I have been since birth. Coming home from kindergarten to find a cow being slaughtered in the front pasture right next to our driveway did not make me rethink beef as a very good food group. I quickly skipped over the next fifty-one pages of anti-meat propaganda and the next chapter aptly named "What the He11 to Eat". I know what I'm eating. I'm eating meat.

So if you are a vegan or want to become a vegan, this is the book for you. If you have no intention of eliminating meat and dairy from your diet and you don't want some crazy ladies telling you why your baby will be a deformed diabetic with a myriad of other problems then skip this book. It is a guilt fest for anyone who is not interested in a strict vegan diet.

Other than that it is pretty funny, especially chapter nine - Pooping.


common mom said...

My favorite book that I read while I was pregnant was The Zygote Chronicles . . . it's fluffy and funny and something anyone of us could have written, but didn't.

Eat meat! Drink milk!

The Sports Mama said...


Are you trying to tell me that if I had given up ice cream and greasy cheeseburgers my boys would have turned out BETTER?

Somehow, I'm not sure the teenage girls here in the desert could have handled that one.

Stephanie said...

My sister read the not pregnant version of this book and thought it all made sense loved it and decided to go vegan...which didn't work out so hot for her. Her MD told her to knock it off as she was back to a limited amount of meat...which she is fine with. Personally...I love the cheese. That would be the hard part for me.

Don Mills Diva said...

I didn't know those girls had a pregnancy book out. They got a lot of criticism for their diet book which was apparently a thinly veiled diatribe against eating meat.