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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bestselling duo Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (The Knockoff) are back with their second novel—another uproarious and delectable send-up of New York City's elite. Fitness Junkie charts one woman's increasingly weird foray into the cultish world of ultra-exclusive exercise clubs. We loved reading this witty, finely tuned romp, which gleefully takes down our perfection-obsessed culture.
A funny and easy read
Instantly interested in the story. It’s a funny and easy read. I would definitely recommend to any of my girlfriends.
I rented this at the library due to the funny synopsis and I am so glad I did! It’s a hilarious read that I couldn’t put down. The main character is well developed and the story line constantly gets better. The concept of the book is incredibly relateable to this day and age, I even found myself guilty of committing a few of these diet crimes. 5 stars, would highly recommend.
Great book! I love any and everything related to New York City. Couldn’t put this one down!