It’s been a busy week! I reviewed another new book: Bethenny Frankel’s “Skinnygirl Solutions: Your Straight-Up Guide to Home, Health, Family, Career, Style, and Sex,” which is a fun and easy read.
If you’re a fan of the reality TV star turned wildly successful entrepreneur, you’ll appreciate much of the advice in the book, as it’s dished out with Frankel’s signature candor, spunk and self-deprecating humor.
If you’re not a fan, well you’ll probably skip it.
But I find that most people judge stars like Frankel based on the way they look and how they became famous and not what they’ve achieved. Sure, she threw herself in front of a camera for several years to get famous, but she really became rich when her fame allowed her to implement ideas she’d been brewing for years. Ideas that have tapped into a market for women’s products and changed the way people do business.
Frankel sold her Skinnygirl cocktail business for an undisclosed (but widely believed to be more than $100 million) sum a few years ago but was savvy enough to retain the brand and now has branched into shapewear and workout equipment, nutrition bars and cleanses, and hopes to make a mark in beauty products.
Don’t be surprised someday soon, when there’s an entire Skinnygirl aisle at every big box store, teeming with products women want.
I’ve been a fan of Frankel’s since her Bravo reality show,”Bethenny Getting Married.” She’s a smart cookie who makes me laugh, and the most honest and real celebrity diva around. You know exactly what you’re getting with her and she’s deeply devoted to her fans. Her huge following includes more than a million followers on Twitter and she’s launching a new national talk show in September.
The book covers a lot of ground and while some of the advice is obvious, the chapters on heathy eating and career building are interesting and useful. I also enjoyed pearls of wisdom in the home organization and style sections.
What I like best about Bethenny is her message of empowerment. She fell down a lot before she became the successful mogul she is today, but she kept getting back up and instead of just resting on her pile of money, she’s offering other women a hand up too.
I’d love you to read more in my review here.
Will you read the book? Tell me in the comments. I have a new copy of “Skinnygirl Solutions” to give away so check this space for details in the next week.