By Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent
Collins; $13.95; 168 pages
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then this is a virtual love letter to the authors of Skinny Bitch (see next). The authors' copycat naughty language will be instantly recognizable to anyone who has read the original. Still, Hot Chick has valuable things to say about low self-esteem, or LSE, in the authors' parlance. The message is to stand up straight, girls, whatever your weight ("We know that you're already hot and that you have the potential to be and feel even hotter"). The book takes a much firmer line than Eat This, Not That!, telling would-be sexy gals to avoid fast food ("As for that fat loser Jared losing 10 sizes eating just two subs a day...come on!"). Fried chicken and hot dogs are verboten. And the authors give tips for navigating the Starbucks menu: Avoid lattés and anything involving the word "mocha" ("Those drinks aren't coffee, they're desserts"). Bottom line: LSE is not hot, so take better care of yourself.