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Fitness Junkie

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"I was thrown into the diet and exercising regimen of the 0.01% and was barely able to exhale. Fitness Junkie moves furiously through the torturous extremes women subject themselves to, all in the name of pleasing someone else. Sykes and Piazza work their magic through the eyes of a woman more like yourself. Read this and you will never eat cronuts with a side of guilt again." - Maureen Sherry


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fitness Junkie (Wheeler Publishing large Print hardcover)
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
ISBN: 1-4328-4155-6 / 978-1-4328-4155-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
ISBN: 0-385-54180-5 / 978-0-385-54180-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fitness Junkie
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
ISBN: 1-101-97407-9 / 978-1-101-97407-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
ISBN: 0-385-54296-8 / 978-0-385-54296-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
ISBN: 1-5247-8034-0 / 978-1-5247-8034-0
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fitness Junkie: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
Publisher: Anchor
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