|About the Book|
Rory Freedman is the co-author of Skinny Bitch. She attended the University of Maryland, and used to not like writing, but has developed a passion for writing due to her passion for the subjects that she writes about. She wrote Skinny Bitch because she is passionate about not being skinny or being a bitch, but to educate everyone about becoming vegetarian and vegan. Rory Freedman was not always a vegan, or vegetarian. Growing up she ate meat every day. Her passion for becoming vegetarian and vegan developed about 15 years ago. Her passion developed due to reading an article about animals being slaughtered for food. She always saw herself as an animal lover and she was disgusted by what she saw in the article. One image was of baby chickens crammed into a garbage bag and thrown into a dumpster. The next picture she sees is a picture of a mother cow and a baby cow. The baby was taken away from the mother, and being upset that she baby was taken away from her, she started to ram the cage and broke her neck. The mother cow was left there to lay and die with a broken neck. The other picture she saw was of a downer cow, an injured cow, on the back of a truck being unloaded by a chain wrapped around the cows legs. She was devastated to know that animals were being treated this way due to her eating meat. After reading this article in the magazine, she made the decision to become vegetarian. She did not want to contribute to the torture and slaughter of animals. The sole reason she became a vegetarian was so that she did not have to be part of the pictures that she saw.Since she became vegetarian, she was now interested in doing more research on nutrition. People always said that vegetarians lack protein and other things that your body needs, so therefore she conducted research and found that these statements and assumptions are not true. Rory found out that by becoming vegetarian, you do not lack protein, and that most Americans actually have too much protein in their diets. Becoming a vegetarian had a total change on Rory. She felt as though she became nicer, happy, had more energy, and overall a better person. She became an animal rights activist due to her passion for animals. After making these changes, she felt as though she had a purpose in life. Rory encourages people to try a 30 day Veg Pledge. This is trying to be vegetarian for 30 days to just try to and see if you like the changes that your body will go through.*Rory Freedman, a former agent for Ford Models, is co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books.She resides in Los Angeles.