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THINK LIKE A SKINNY PERSON: Building Better Health Through Unconventional Knowledge

Author: James Livingood

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Rebecca Roberts

Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Self-Help

Release Date: March 12, 2015

Publisher: Long Tail Writing

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

I was drawn to this audiobook for a couple reasons. The first reason was it’s length. At just over an hour I was willing to listen. It’s only an hour. I decided that even if the book was terrible I would only have wasted an hour. (Fortunately I actually really enjoyed this book, so length did not end up being a factor after all.) The second reason I wanted to listen to this audiobook was that it was written by a normal person and not a so-called “expert”. The author lets the reader know immediately that he has no formal education in nutrition or weight loss. This book is just his way of sharing what has worked for him.

James Livingood decided to ask his “skinny” friends for advice and this book is the culmination of the tips and tricks and ideas that he received from them.

Normally I am not a fan of self-help books, I find that they come across as preachy and most often the advice is just plain ridiculous. THINK LIKE A SKINNY PERSON is NOT like that. Nowhere in the book does the author come across as if he is preaching and he does not claim to be the Dali-Lama of weight loss.

“The first part of this book is not about giving you a bunch of advice. Instead we will take a moment to look into the mirror.”

This approach actually makes sense. Yes! I said it. A weight loss book that makes sense! Wow!

Most of the advice and tips provided in this book are common sense. However, common sense is not very common anymore. Even people who are already aware of ideas in this book can use a reminder.

There is mention in the introduction of the inclusion of cartoons and pictures in the book. Obviously this is missing in the audiobook version, but that did not make this book any less enjoyable.

The narrator does a great job and provides a clear delivery of the concepts in this book.

I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars.


To learn more about James Livingood or to read additional tips visit his website at:



To learn more about Rebecca Roberts visit

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