Fitness Junkie

Fitness Junkie

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A Good Morning America Summer Must-Read!

From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff , an outrageously funny novel about one woman's attempt--through clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classes--to win back her career, save her best friend, and lose thirty pounds.

When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin--the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin--her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job. Sure, Janey has gained some weight since her divorce, and no, her beautifully cut trousers don't fit like they used to, so Janey throws herself headlong into the world of the fitness revolution, signing up for a shockingly expensive workout pass, baring it all for Free the Nipple yoga, sweating through boot camp classes run by Sri Lankan militants and spinning to the screams of a Lycra-clad instructor with rage issues. At a juice shop she meets Jacob, a cute young guy who takes her dumpster-diving outside Whole Foods on their first date. At a shaman's tea ceremony she meets Hugh, a silver fox who holds her hand through an ayahuasca hallucination And at a secret exercise studio Janey meets Sara Strong, the wildly popular workout guru whose special dance routine has starlets and wealthy women flocking to her for results that seem too good to be true. As Janey eschews delicious carbs, pays thousands of dollars to charlatans, and is harassed by her very own fitness bracelet, she can't help but wonder: Did she really need to lose weight in the first place? A hilarious send-up of the health and wellness industry, Fitness Junkie is a glorious romp through the absurd landscape of our weight-obsessed culture.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780385541800
Branch Call Number: FIC SYKES
Characteristics: 292 pages
Additional Contributors: Piazza, Jo


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SCL_Tricia Aug 11, 2017

Chick-lit satire of the calorie and appearance obsessed lives of New Yorkers. If you've had enough of kale, bizarre diets regimes, cultish workouts and are a little bit tired of the words wellness and gratitude, this book might be for you. A light humorous beach read, it didn't make me laugh out loud but I did give a small giggle here and there.

KHCPL_Tree Jun 06, 2017

Funny read, especially for those looking for the next diet and workout fad. Points out the ridiculousness of extreme workouts and regimes, all in a make-believe world where looking perfect can be hilarious or possibly deadly.

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