by ecorazzicontributor
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Always wanted to be a skinny bitch and just not known how to go about it? Rory Freedman might be able to help you out.

Ecorazzi caught up with the bestselling author of Skinny Bitch at a recent benefit for PCRM LF, where we asked her about her book and advice for people who are thinking of going veg.

“If you’re already vegan or vegetarian don’t bother buying the book for yourself,” she stated. Then explained, “Maybe you’ll learn a few new things, and you’ll have a good laugh for sure, but really if you’re already vegetarian or vegan you are not the target audience. I want the book out there veganizing people and changing the world.”

The book, which advocates a vegan diet and explores factory farming and animal cruelty, has spawned spin off titles like Skinny Bastard and Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, and been hailed as a quick and fun read for people curious about veganism.

Freedman, who told us that her eureka! moment came in college after getting a magazine in the mail from PETA, said, “It’s up to us as vegans and vegetarians to spread the word.” She then continued, “But if you just are kind of curious about vegetarianism, or you want to change your diet but you’re not really sure what you want out of life or food, then Skinny Bitch is a really fun, fast read. And the things that are said most in emails are two things: The first is ‘I read this book in one sitting,’ and the second one is, ‘This book changed my life.’”

For Freedman, switching to a plant-based diet has changed her life as well. “I’m a completely different person then I was pre-vegetarian and pre-vegan, my life has changed in so many ways,” she revealed. “The first being my physical health and my body. And, you know, I used to be a human dump truck, I used to eat fast food seven days a week, I drank soda seven days a week, I did not eat any fruits or any vegetables— I did not care about my health.”

Freedman also contributes her diet to improvements that go beyond the physical, “Spiritually, becoming vegetarian and vegan just really connected me to what I was partaking in,” she said. “Whether I was contributing to the cruelty, torture, slaughter and neglect of animals, or fucking up the planet, I just sort of finally got to see that, ‘Wow, I actually have an effect on the people places animals and things around me, and I can either choose to do good or choose to be bad.’”

For so many people, veganism is more than just a diet, and making the switch can also mean an enhanced perspective on how we view the world around us. As Freedman argued, it’s up to us as vegans to get the word out, and she has advice for people considering taking the plunge into animal-friendly eating.

“Give it a try, it’s the best thing you can ever do for yourself, try it for 30 days,” the former modeling agent asserted. “I just tell people, ‘Yeah it’s challenging to change your diet, things might be confusing, you may not know exactly how to go about it,’ but if you go to goveg.com, get a vegetarian starter kit, then pick a day in the very near future and say, ‘Starting on this day, I’m going to do 30 days, no dead animals, and just see what it’s like. And no matter what for those 30 days I’m going to stay committed and stay on track, and then when I’m done I’ll know what it’s like to have been a vegetarian.’ It’s not ‘Never again will I eat x,y,z,’ it’s just 30 days!”

Have a friend who’s curious about a vegan diet? Concerned about a family member’s health? Go ahead and give them the Freedman 30 day challenge, it just might change their life! Or better yet, have them read the book.

  • Jesse H

    Rory is so cool.