Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Books: The Big Fat Bitch Book

This is actually ONE BOOK but with two different covers. First Published in Great Britain in 2007 by Virago Press.

I thought that after all the fiasco that happened on Big Brother in the UK this would be an appropriate and well-timed read. For those of you who've been in the dark and don't really care much about reality TV, Big Brother a few weeks back was battlescene to racist bullying of Indian Bollywood Star Shilpa Shetty. The bullies (aka the bitches) were Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd, and Jo O'Meara.

This book is an insightful look at cattiness in all its forms. It sets facts straight by stating that we can't escape bitching anymore. It has become so acceptable to say publicly what we think, even if it's rude, hurts or humiliates, that it can be hard for a girl to know where the lines of good etiquette and manners lie any more.

This book sheds light on two types of bitches: the strong successful and admired bitch who knows who she is and what she wants from life, able to show originality without caring what others think of her. And there is the weak bitch who nobody much likes. The strong bitch feels enough self-confidence not to need to put others down while the weak kind of bitch excels at manipulating others, making them feel small so that she can feel more powerful. This book promises to show you how to be more of that first strong kind of bitch and genuinely popular.

With an understanding of bitching technique, you will begin to recognize whether your friends are bitching out of insecurity, sheer malice, or because they want to be firmer friends with you, and you will be able to give as good as you get.

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