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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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7753 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (11 July 2017)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MEFSR1C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Fun and breezy

 on 1 October 2017
By rubyblue
A funny, biting satire relating to the current wave of Instagram-obsessed, clean-eating, boutique fitness class trends. The storyline isy predictable, being chick lit, but it’s a very fun, breezy read and perfect for a flight or a wet weekend.

Witty!

 on 11 July 2017
By rexy
A relatively biting but funny satire. It takes a hard look at all of the ridiculous health fads and crazes and pressure on women to be someone else’s idea of perfect. You should definitely instagram that piece of avocado toast you’ve been served at the restaurant of the moment, but you probably shouldn’t eat it… ugh, bread! (That was sarcasm, by the way. I really love bread.) It’s an interesting social commentary that somehow manages to be funny, relatable, outlandish, and ridiculous at the same time. I’m not even quite sure how they managed that.

An Extremely Enjoyable Novel with a Feminist Message

 on 11 July 2017
By E.P. Clark
The CEO of a couture bridal company, Janey is forced by her partner/best friend to go on leave when she is photographed eating (gasp!) in public, and told she can’t return to work till she loses thirty pounds. Bored and desperate, she plunges into the world of fad diets and fitness crazes. What results is an “Ab Fab”-like send-up of Manhattan fashion trends, as Janey tries everything from topless yoga to eating clay, until she discovers the dark side to all this conspicuous consumption of so-called healthy, wellthy leaving.

what makes you happier, looking in the mirror and thinking that you’re …

 on 24 July 2017
By Living Life With Joy
Fitness Junkie brought me through a full spectrum of emotions and I found it to be entertaining, serious and lighthearted all at the same time. It’s absolutely crazy to think that some people will push themselves to ridiculous limits in order to lose weight, and on the same token it’s scary what some will do for money. It’s an interesting world we live in and it’s frightening yet hilarious that most of the diets discussed in the book are or were actually real diet fads.

This book is a real tongue-in-cheek book, but with serious overtones

 on 1 September 2017
By Breakaway Reviewers
Janey Sweet is the CEO of a couture bridal company when she is photographed eating a ‘Bruffin’. Her best friend and company owner gives her an ultimatum – lose weight or give up her job. This sends Janey into a spiral of weight loss plans and exercise, which leads to her re-assessing her life.
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