• Run Fat Bitch Run

  • By: Ruth Field
  • Narrated by: Ruth Field
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-15-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (13 ratings)

Regular price: $14.40

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Publisher's Summary

Is there a large arse-shaped dent in your sofa? Unwatched workout DVDs gathering dust on your shelves? An eye-wateringly expensive (and rarely used) gym membership burning a hole in your bank account? Does the sight of your wobbly thighs leave you cowering under the duvet?
Then it's time you faced the truth: the only option is to lace up and hit the ground running. Straight-talking, funny, and brutally honest, Run Fat Bitch Run will give you - yes, you - the push you need to get out of the door, pounding the pavements and shedding pounds in no time.
Hate running? No worries. Run Fat Bitch Run will give you all the tools you need to transform that passion into real motivation. Locate your inner grit and long-lost energy. Follow a fuss-free and completely foolproof beginners' programme. Throw away the scales, stock up on pasta and enjoy carbs without guilt. If you want to lose weight, get fit and become an ass-kicking, gets-things-done superwoman, there's only one thing left to do...RUN!
©2012 Ruth Fields (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Refreshingly free of new-age jargon and psychoanalysis. It's about determination and the pursuit of the 'happy effect." (Herald Sun (Australia)
"If you're stuck in an exercise rut, this book will give you a rather rude kick up the backside . . . it certainly shamed us into lacing up our Nikes!" (Closer)
"Amusingly vicious . . . Excellent advice all round." (Emma Thompson)
"Ruth is an inspiring running-buddy . . . By the time I unpack my summer wardrobe, I'm sure my inner Grit Doctor will be my best friend." (Flic Everett Daily Express)
"A witty, no-nonsense read, it had us dusting off our trainers within seconds. Trust us when we say you'll be up and running in no time at all." (Grazia)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 09-23-13

No BS here

If you could sum up Run Fat Bitch Run in three words, what would they be?

Ruth's forthright, humorous and refreshing approach to getting off your ass and doing something about your self dissatisfaction.
Her straight forward, dry humour. For example, when discussing the benefits of increasing your water intake, her statement of "Don't like water? Oh, so your fat and spoilt". Made me laugh loud!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Run Fat Bitch Run?

I used to run and loved it but stopped due to injuries. I will be starting again because of this book.

Which character – as performed by Ruth Field – was your favorite?

The title certainly gives you a clear insight of what you get. Ruth tells it how it is, no mollycoddling here. She pushes all the bullshit diets and exercise programs aside and encourages you to get up, get out of the house and get running.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a thing.

Any additional comments?

Such a refreshing book, thank you Ruth.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 10-18-12

more interesting than I thought

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I've been researching ways to improve my running habits and decided to give this a go, because, well, information is good. While some of the assumptions didn't really fit my lifestyle, since I already run, it turned out to be a really good listen, and unexpectedly humorous in parts. The recipes in part two sound tasty, and I'll be giving them a go.
The style might be an acquired taste for some people, but I liked it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely. It's a short book, and I'll probably listen several times, since it'll be good for motivation. of interesting as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 08-15-12

I said you'd never see me run.

I said you'd never see me run. Any other form of exercise was worth trying. Why anyone thought the answer to fitness or life's problems came through pounding sweatily along in public places was beyond me.
I have no idea what made me listen to the sample of RFBR, but it made me laugh out loud and before I knew it I'd bought it and was following the instructions.
Sensible, down to earth, heartfelt advice that bears listening to over and over again. I play a snatch of it as I do my warm up walk and something about Ruth's voice puts me on the right path.
Worth every penny and more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J on 04-07-13

Inspirational enthusiasm

I have over my adult life tried to find the inspiration and enthusiasm to run. I know that if I do run regularly I lose weight, tone up and like how I look and feel. To often the call of the sofa and the wine glass got the better of me. This book is like having your honest friend speaking to you and encouraging you on with out having any of the complications of friendship get in the way. Ruth Field says that you must have a sense of humour about the book and she is right, it is a no-nonsense, easy and inspirational way of getting back your enthusiasm for moving.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Gina Grice on 12-21-17

boring

found this boring. too many long winded stories. I don't like being spoken to like I'm a dummy.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-14-17

Really enjoyable

What did you like most about Run Fat Bitch Run?

It is motivational and an enjoyable listen

What did you like best about this story?

Honesty

What about Ruth Field’s performance did you like?

Her voice is pleasant and writing is to the point and humerous

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Listen while driving, and I drive a lot, so it did get listened to rather quickly

Any additional comments?

Well, just need to stop listening and get moving

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