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Publisher's Summary

Now is not the time to start that fitness program! Instead, laugh along with humorist Dave Barry as he debunks, demotivates, and delights on the subject of fitness. Hear his inimitable views on exercise ("the best time would be the first thing after Easter, but not the one coming up"), weights ("big-time lifters have turned into 400-pound hairy sweaty shapeless grunting masses of tissue. And the men are even worse"), and much more.
©1985 Rodale Press (P)1996 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.

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Excellent

I read the book several years ago and thought it was funny. But listening to Arte Johnson read it is even funnier! I almost hurt myself I was laughing so hard.

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A Dave Barry Classic.

Anyone thats ever struggled with weight or body issues and those with annoying gym rat friends and anorexic family members will appreciate this book. His parodies of BS lifestyle advertising and fitness trends are brutally executed yet remain completely G-Rated. Art Johnson always makes Dave Barry's Audio books funnier.

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Hilarious

This is awesome. I love Dave Barry! I listen to this at work and it makes the day fly by.

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I lost weight listening

As person on a weight loss journey Thank you for this I Laughed so hard I'm sure I lost weight 😭🤣

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funny but out of date

this is humorous and you will get some laughs. but truly, it is dated a bit

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Beating a dead horse

The running time for this so-called book was 2 hours, 4 minutes and 22 seconds. If this book had been shortened to 4 minutes and 22 seconds, that would have still been too long to listen to such tripe.

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Nostalgic vs dated humor, but usually funny

I’m a big Dave Barry fan and read his weekly column for years. This book is over 30 years old and typical of his formulaic but imaginative wit. Arte reads it well but doesn’t always hit the punch lines in rhythm. I recommend playing it a bit at a time so you don’t get saturated with his style; that’s how I used to savor his columns anyway.

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Dated

The audio was poor and the jokes in the book felt very dated making them fall flat.