Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes

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Read Fitness Junkie Online Free - 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.

Title : Fitness Junkie
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ISBN : 0385541805
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Sarah rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2017

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 s...

paulie rated it ★★★☆☆

August 17, 2017

a true size 3 (stars), this was lacking adorning material. it's true i've been a bit snarky with my reading updates on this title, but the story is not horrible - just incredibly shallow ! fitness junkie treats the subject of weight loss and esteem, empowerment like the film dear wendy treats the...

Jennifer rated it ★★★☆☆

July 12, 2017

All-juice diets, no-juice diets, vegan, freegan, paleo -- today's health & fitness obsession is ripe for a satirical book like "Fitness Junkie". In this novel -- tailor-made for beach and vacation reading -- protaganist Janey Sweet, co-owner of a couture wedding dress design firm, is sent on...

Theresa rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

This novel is hysterical—but much more substantive than I had anticipated. The main character, Janey, is infinitely likeable (although initially a little too willing to believe the best in people, to her detriment). The story mocks the ridiculous lengths people will go to get or stay thin, but th...

Bark rated it ★★★☆☆

January 05, 2018

This is a book about wealthy people wasting their money on fad health crazes and one 40ish successful woman’s descent into it all after her business partner, who is also her childhood best friend, tells her she is an embarrassment and can no longer be the face of the company she helped build beca...

Kathryn rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2017

I was hesitant to pick up this title. Very, very hesitant. Now I love a good beach read (emphasis on the good ), but a book whose premise is a woman being forced to lose weight in order to keep her job? That makes me nervous. In this fat-shaming, female-bashing world, yet another product that...

Dianne rated it ★★★★☆

June 17, 2017

Welcome to one of the true horrors of our society…weight. Get ready to see our weight obsession through the eyes of humor, attitude and snark when Janey’s world crashed around her and she fell for the, “I’ll be happier, healthier, more successful and more likable if I am thinner,” garbage she was...

Reading.Between.Wines rated it ★★★★☆

September 13, 2017

I throughly enjoyed this book. The health food/exercise craze is real, and this book does a great job bringing to light how ridiculous it can get. Obviously this book isn't fact, it is a comedy/satire, but I thought the authors did a great job of bringing crazy-rich-dying-to-be-skinny New Yorkers...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2017

Okay, so if you read a lot of my reviews you know I'm totally anti-diet and anti-fitspo and anti-fat-shaming. AND I have a bit of a history with all of this stuff so I can be pretty sensitive. However, this might be the most hilarious take on the whole fitness/diet industry ever, mostly because i...

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

July 13, 2017

You can find all of our reviews at Happy Reading, friends! Just like that sweet crooner, Shawn Mendes, this book had me in stitches. It’s hilarious. Likely the best thing about Fitness Junkie is that everyone can relate to it because we have all struggled with our own bod...

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