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Fitness Junkie Audiobook

Fitness Junkie: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling 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 30 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 30 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.

©2017 Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"I laughed out loud reading Fitness Junkie, which serves a heaping helping of hilarious satire, profiling the step-counting, calorie-obsessed New Yorkers who fill the cronut-shaped holes in their souls with workouts." (Jill Kargman, creator and star of Odd Mom Out)

"Fitness Junkie is a deliciously fun romp through the bizarre and cult-like workouts of the superrich, from naked yoga to clay diets to private island wellness retreats. Funny, frothy and delicious." (Jane Green, author of Falling)

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    The Gutless Wonder New York, NY USA 07-14-17
    The Gutless Wonder New York, NY USA 07-14-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Vaguely entertaining with a complete plot"

    This book was okay. It's not as sharply witty in its observations as the author thinks it is, but nevertheless the characters are sort of likable and the story goes full circle in a way that doesn't seem cheap or rushed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ashleigh Flatonia, TX, United States 07-17-17
    Ashleigh Flatonia, TX, United States 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Boring"

    Beach read with not very much excitement unfortunately. I expected a little more substance & fun.

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    Brandy 07-17-17
    Brandy 07-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining"

    Very funny and entertaining. The narrator was great at keeping the characters clear, and holding my attention. The book did not have a dull moment. This is a book I will recommend to friends looking for something light.

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    Katie O'Brien Park Ridge, IL, US 07-24-17
    Katie O'Brien Park Ridge, IL, US 07-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "perfect beach read!"

    satirical, genuinely funny at points, with some substance! i would recommend this book for a fun, light listening experience.

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    SBWaltman 09-25-17
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    "Jury is out"

    I'm only a little bit into this. I have a pretty high tolerance for fluff, but so far the story and characters are so silly, I'm not sure I can get through it. Will weigh in later.

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    Ven 09-16-17
    Ven 09-16-17
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Loved every minute of this book. The voice of the narrator was very pleasant to the ear.

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    Ruth Bain 09-15-17
    Ruth Bain 09-15-17

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    "Good satire of the health and fitness industry"

    This is fun and funny. Anyone who has tried fad diets and / or fitness trends will smile at the absurdities this book describes. There is a positive message about self-image woven through the story. Some of it is over-the-top, but entertaining. Excellent narration !

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    Amazon Customer 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Funny and lighthearted"

    I really enjoyed this book as a satisfying mockery of the current fitness and wellness craze. However I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as opposed to listened. I felt the narrator didn't quite do it justice. Would absolutely recommend the book but maybe not the audiobook

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    09-06-17
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    "Shallow characters with little development"

    Shallow characters with very little development. The main character Janey met new people every chapter (she just happens to run into so and so at the workout and sos and so at the birthday party and so and so at the juice shop- are that many character needed?). I listened to the end because I wanted know the wrap up but goodness it was tough to sit through. I would not recommend this or delisted.

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    Lisa Avellino 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story & narration"

    Funny & interesting and perfectly narrated. I was pleasantly surprised to find it not as fluffy as the synopsis might have made it sound. And the narration was really, really awesome.

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