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Fitness Junkie
Fitness Junkie: A Novel | Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
From the bestselling authors of The Knockoff, an outrageously funny novel about one woman's attemptthrough clay diets, naked yoga, green juice, and cultish workout classesto 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 bruffinthe delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffinher 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.
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Chelsea.Poole
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This book is an outrageous comment on the diet, wellness, health food, and fitness culture. Our MC has been betrayed by her long time BFF and business partner, Beau. Their wedding dress company is on the line and Janey attempts to lose weight. Her journey into the world of fitness and wellness in NYC with influencers and even a shaman is entertaining and has a lot to say about how far people will go to be “fit”.

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vlwelser
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This #audiobook is fantastic. The narrator does an amazing job. This book actually is about body image and how society drives fitness and food crazes. And it's satire. You will agree that all of these things are ridiculous by the end of the book. But you probably do already.

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Sharpeipup
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If I laugh at the absurd diets & fitness classes in this book, can I count it as an ab workout? 😂🤣

vlwelser Sounds fun. And definitely counts as exercise. 😂 2y
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sophierayton
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Super fun and thought provoking.

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ItsAnotherJen
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Haha!! 😂 This book cracks me up! It's such a fun read.

LibrarianJen I don‘t know what‘s funnier. Man boobs or a pregnant woman who hasn‘t had sex in 2 years 🤣 3y
ItsAnotherJen @LibrarianJen I feel like the pregnant lady wins! 😅 3y
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EH2018
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Had a really good week! Even managed two days of weights, finished one book and 20% into my next book! #BFC @wanderinglynn it does help to be on vacation 😁

Jerdencon Nice job! 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 A great week 4! 3y
Bookwormjillk Hooray for vacation! 3y
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3y
julesG 👏👏👏 3y
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Clwojick
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This was a light, fun story about how crazed some people can get about the need to be “thin”. From secret workout locations, to special tea, to eating clay as a meal... there is every type of ridiculous diet craze in this book. Yes, I rolled my eyes. But I also laughed out loud more often than not. If you don‘t take it to seriously, it‘s a pick.

Audiobook 6/18 for #BookFitnessChallenge

@wanderinglynn

BarbaraJean Your book choice is on point for the challenge! 4y
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Clwojick
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Next up for #BookFitnessChallenge 💕

What are you listening to today?

wanderinglynn I‘m listening to Peter Pan narrated by Jim Dale. 🧚🏻‍♂️ 4y
marleed A perfect marriage - on audio and physical - Simultaneously! 4y
VanChocStrawberry I‘m listening to a podcast right now, but book-wise, I‘m listening to Wish Granter. 4y
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BookwormAHN I will be listening to A Dance of Dragons 🐉 4y
britt_brooke Oh, this is a fun book!! Hope you enjoy. 4y
guinsgirlreads I have been dying to read this! I should do it during the #BFC too! 👍🏻❤️ 4y
allureofbeauty This sounds interesting. Now I‘m going to have to check it out. 4y
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AprilMae
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn
1)A mixture of both, but I tend to do more cardio
2) Hmmm, depends on the weather, winter inside, other seasons outside
3)Music!! I have a Playlist on Spotify that has some really good upbeat songs
4) Zumba or any dancing type exercise
5) I like to find choreography YouTube videos and learn them , it's definitely a workout 😊 here's one I'm currently doing
https://youtu.be/QC7iMA2CoQk

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 4y
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LMJenkins
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My goals for the #BookFitnessChallenge are to read a minimum of four books, to walk four times a week (pretty sure that‘s what I listed, did not get a form back yet) and two yoga classes per week.

@wanderinglynn No rush, just want to be sure my Google form went through, did not receive a form back as usually happens, nor an email from you yet.

🧘‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🚶🏼‍♀️⭐️👍🏼

wanderinglynn @LMJenkins You should get an email from me today. I‘m doing them in batches as new people sign up. I‘ll tag you in a post when I‘ve sent it. 😀 so happy to have you join! 🙌🏻 4y
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LMJenkins
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Whew! I made it just in time! I‘ve been missing a lot of #Litsy lately and therefore didn‘t see this awesome challenge. So excited for #BookFitnessChallenge

Thanks @wanderinglynn for this - such a great idea and detail to the challenge. I‘m all signed up and I‘ll share my goals tomorrow.

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard! 4y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2019Book22
This was a pretty fun read and most of the characters were interesting. It bothered me, though, that the authors made it seem like a fun joke that only rich women can afford to get in shape. I also didn‘t like that they waited until the last couple pages to mention that women don‘t have to be a size 2 in order to be happy and content with themselves.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Bailedbailed

I'm calling this a Bail. After 4 Chapters couldn't take all the shallow characters and fad diets. I did read last chapter, main character appeared to have gotten sensible but just didn't feel like reading the rest of book to get to that point.

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Nicki_K
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A fun read which pokes fun at some of the latest health and fitness trends. Whilst having some laugh out loud moments this book also looks into the issue of the longterm friendship between the main character and her best friend who she feels attacks her over her recent weight gain. Were they ever really friends? Will their friendship survive this conflict and her attempts to lose the weight and find a healthy happier self. #tea_sipping_bookworm

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EH2018
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Hey all! @laur89 is hosting a #giveaway !! Tag her and a title from the list you are interested in, and include #ShelfAwarenessGiveaway to request a book

laur89 Thanks for sharing!! 4y
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LittleWonder
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A complete and total palette cleanser! A quick fun read that held my interest. The plot would make for a good Lifetime movie! My book club gave it a 5 or 6 out of 10.

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mrozzz
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BRB burying myself in some chick lit/memoir to wind down after an amazing & overwhelming weekend. ✍🏻📖✍🏻📖✍🏻

Can‘t wait to tell you all about it! But first I‘m decompressing in the ever reliable B&N for a bit before I go home and pass out.

Now to decide if I‘m going to let myself go home with all of these.... 🤔😅😊📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 #bookhaul ?

MicheleinPhilly You must. That‘s an order! 4y
mrozzz LOL I walked out with 4 @MicheleinPhilly @vivastory 😄 the 2 memoirs and 2 of the novels. 4y
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vivastory Well done! 👍📚 4y
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
tammysue 😍😍😍 4y
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LittleWonder
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Prepping for my first book club meeting on Tuesday. The women‘s running group I belong to started the idea of a book club. The first pick is pretty fitting for the group. 😊🏃🏻‍♀️ I also 💕 this thumb page holder for reading actual books.

julesG This is a nice bookish gadget. 4y
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My_novel_obsession
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Current situation. Fitness Junkie is the perfect book for reading by the pool #currentread

Ashley_Nicoletto Loved this one! It would be perfect for a pool day. 4y
ferskner I took a visiting friend to the beach and she brought The Master and Margarita and I was like "Do you even know how this works?!" 4y
My_novel_obsession @Ashley_Nicoletto This book is hilarious! 4y
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My_novel_obsession
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Today‘s plans...enjoying this one so far.

callielafleur Ooooo love the pic! 😍😍 Maybe this is the excuse I need to get a felt letter board! 4y
MicheleinPhilly How‘s your husband doing? 4y
My_novel_obsession @callielafleur Thanks - I stole the idea (and the board) from my daughter! 4y
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My_novel_obsession @MicheleinPhilly He‘s doing well, thanks for asking! It‘s been one week since his heart attack but he‘s up and moving and very motivated to change his diet and exercise habits! 4y
MicheleinPhilly Good! I‘m really happy to hear that. 😘 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto I have to ask what flavor of amino energy that is and is it good?! I love that stuff and usually buy the watermelon and blueberry mojito. 4y
My_novel_obsession @Ashley_Nicoletto It‘s peach tea flavored..It is pretty good! 4y
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My_novel_obsession
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Sitting in the doctors office waiting on my husband after his follow up appointment. He‘s doing well, back at home and we are adjusting to a new normal and making diet and exercise a priority to decrease his chances of another heart attack. Thanks for all the positive vibes! This book is the perfect light funny book I need at the moment. Several laugh out loud moments so far 😂

britt_brooke This book cracked me up! Happy your husband is doing well. 💚 4y
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Lydiamansel
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Quick read, made me miss New York a little. Likable main character.

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2BR02B
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I've been trying to go to the gym 3+ times a week, and I can't help but notice how generic most gym clothes are- either plain solid colors or cliché "motivational" phrases ("PAIN IS JUST WEAKNESS LEAVING THE BODY"). Surely I'm not the only outspoken nerd in the fitness emporium? So I took to teh interwebz in search of geeky gymwear, and I was not disappointed. These are just a few of my faves. #LiftBooksGetStacked

julesG Great! 4y
jillannjohn These are great!! 4y
SilversReviews These are great...thanks. 4y
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britt_brooke I like “lift books, get stacked” the best, but they‘re all cute. 💪🏻 4y
Centique Awesome! 4y
RebelReader I like the “lift books” one the best too @britt_brooke 😀 4y
britt_brooke @RebelReader 🙌🏻💪🏻 4y
Zelma Those are hilarious. I definitely plan to get some fun tops like that when my current boring rotation wears out. 4y
posierope I need all four of these. As a combo!lifter/geek, these are necessary. 4y
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Reading-In-The-Wings
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This book is so fun. It almost makes this 5am flight bearable. @mckennaplath I think you‘d like this one!

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EricaReads
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Just what I needed. A funny and snarky novel about the fitness industry. And despite all of the silly heath trends (broccoli water, anyone? 😂), also kind of inspiring. Business ideas are spinning around in my head... just as soon as I get my body back after this baby is born! 4 🌟

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EricaReads
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I‘m loving both Sci-fi books I‘m reading now, but need a bit of a lighter break, and this just came in at the library! Is it bad that already it makes me want to open a dance/fitness studio and smoothie bar?
#popsugar #2authors

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I enjoyed this way more than I can explain. ❤️

britt_brooke Isn‘t it hilarious?! I loved it. 5y
LauraBeth I really loved The Knockoff! 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto @britt_brooke It is. I just ate it up! 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraBeth I'll have to check out that one too! 5y
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britt_brooke
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I needed something funny and fluffy and this delivered. This satirical look at health and fitness had me laughing my ass off (if only that were truly possible 😏). It‘s witty and smart and fun. It pokes fun at pretty much all things pretentious. Loved it!

#overdrive

Kaye If I thought I could LAUGH my ass off, it wouldn‘t be at the gym every blasted day. There are some folks up there that don‘t have enough skin on their bones to pinch. I tell them to go home and eat a hot fudge sundae. 5y
britt_brooke @Kaye 😆 Right?! 5y
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britt_brooke
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😆 Is this a real thing? Maybe I should start planking again ....

TricksyTails 😂🤣😂 Let me know if it works! 5y
Alfoster Whaaaat?? Or maybe it‘s a myth perpetrated by personal trainers!🤪🤪🤪😂 5y
DeborahSmall No way 😂 @Alfoster Anne I read ‘perpetrated‘ as ‘penetrated‘ jeez I need an early night 😂 5y
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Alfoster @DeborahSmall You‘re killing me!🤪🤪🤪 5y
jillannjohn Interesting. 😂😂 5y
AmyG If this is happenning, The author needs to get....oh, nevermind ;) 5y
britt_brooke @DeborahSmall 😆😆😆 5y
LauraBeth 😂😂🤔 5y
britt_brooke @TricksyTails 😆 I‘d gladly take one for the team. 5y
britt_brooke @AmyG 😆👏🏻 5y
TheBookHippie 😳🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 5y
CoverToCoverGirl 😳🤣🤣 5y
Pamwurtzler 😂😂😂hilarious! 5y
mrp27 😂😂 5y
batsy Clearly all my attempts at planking have not gone according to plan 😂😂 5y
readordierachel I think there would be a lot more 6 packs out there if this were true 😂😂😂 5y
britt_brooke @batsy Same!!!! 😆 5y
alvingregorio I fake it all the time because I'm usually exhausted and just want to go to sleep. 5y
shaynarae Exercise goals 5y
britt_brooke @shaynarae Right?!! 🙌🏻 5y
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britt_brooke
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Thanks for the tag @Jess7 !

1. 36
2. 1 older brother
3. 2 sons (ages 4 and 5)
4. Fitness Junkie and The Eden Express
5. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye
6. 💚💚💚
7. I don‘t have one
8. that I got married at age 20 - I don‘t recommend it for everyone, but it worked for us 💏
9. dog lover
10. coffee
11. I Heart My Little A-holes
12. @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#HalloWhoAreYou @Gyldholm

Jess7 🤗🤗🤗 5y
britt_brooke @Jess7 ☺️😘 5y
The_Heeler_Booklife I got married at 18 and was 3 months shy of my 19th birthday. 5y
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britt_brooke Thanks for tagging me @vivastory - here are my answers. 😊 5y
vivastory I really need to read To Kill a Mockingbird 5y
britt_brooke @vivastory YES. It‘s so good. I‘m planning to reread it sometime this year. 5y
batsy @vivastory Oh wow, I think this is the first time ever that I've read a book you haven't read 🙌🏽 5y
OrangeMooseReads #5 both books 👍🏽 and #11 LOL 5y
Reviewsbylola My husband got married at 20 as well. That lady is now his ex wife. 🤣🤣🤣 That‘s awesome that it worked out for you guys though!! 5y
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britt_brooke
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My brain needs some satirical fluff. This is doing the trick so far. 👌🏻 #booksandbrews

Jess7 🤗🤗 5y
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MyNightstandRunnethOver
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This book made me laugh in spite of myself. We are living in a time when health, fitness and appearance is quite an obsession. It's fun to read about taking it to the absurd. Great chic lit!

Maria514626 This sounds quite good! 5y
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Chelsibeau
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So excited for the first four people I made bookmarks for to receive them. I love them but don‘t want to post any more pics and ruin the surprise. Don‘t forget you can drop an email to get a homemade bookmark too! Look to my past posts! For now reading and enjoying having the apartment to myself(ish) (Reese doesn‘t disrupt my peace too much) tonight 😊

ElishaLovesBooks 💜💜 5y
Tamra 💜 5y
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Chelsibeau
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Reading and making bookmarks then putting up my tree later. Here‘s to a great mental health day!

AmyG 👊🏻 5y
TricksyTails Hope you have a wonderful day! 😊 5y
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Traveler13
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The fluffiest of fluff but fun.

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MrBook
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Lucy Sykes and Laura Dave ("Eight Hundred Grapes"; "Hello, Sunshine") from California provided an eye-opening discussion on various aspects of the topics they write about and writing in general. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, and I'll be reading their books ????! #MorristownBookFestival #MorrsitownMeetUp

britt_brooke Fitness Junkie is in my TBR! 5y
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Apinlibraryland
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Pure fluffy silliness.

Lola I have this in my TBR- I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed their last collaboration 5y
Apinlibraryland @Lola I was pleasantly surprised by this one, so I'll definitely have to check out 5y
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Clwojick
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Another one added to my #LibraryWishlist

TaylorMay This sounds cute! Added to my TBR 5y
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CGeorge
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This was a fun read, which was no surprise considering how much I loved The Knockoff.

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Sisenegger
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Sometimes, you get a book at the perfect moment. This was a much needed break from some heavier books, a quick read, and I really enjoyed how the authors went all in. The obsession with women's bodies and the latest health craze is out of control! Plus, I'm pregnant and nervous that I'll gain like I did with the last one, and this was a good reminder to chill out and enjoy life and the body given to me.

Cinfhen Well said and congrats 💕 5y
Sisenegger @Cinfhen thank you 5y
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cinann
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I thought this was a good book for summer. It dealt with the lengths that some women will go to get what they think is the perfect body.

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Jilljemmett
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No surprise that my favourite colour is pink 💕


#anditsaugust (covers in your favourite colour)


#bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #fiction #ya #youngadult #books

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Ka.reads
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I cannot believe how quickly I was sucked into this book and how much I enjoyed it. I loved their view on the fitness industry through their character Janey. The things that women will go to for fitness and the ideal image. It makes me cringe and appreciate where I am at with my body as well. This book, with its subtleties, will hang in my mind for a bit.

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Ka.reads
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Football and #fitnessjunkie

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Miss_Gilmore
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Panpan

I was disappointed in the book overall. I was hoping to read a hilarious book about fitness trends and crazy diets. We did get to read about the crazy diets but there was no humor in it for me. It turned out to be a book about having self confidence which I am all for but not when I expecting humor.

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AmbityScambity
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I had a blast reading this book: sass, snark, & smart, witty & funny characters with very distinct & entertaining personalities; I was never bored reading about them. I also loved that it felt like a sarcastic ode to our society‘s obsession with health and fitness, taking a crack at the insane extremes some people will go to to fit the mold. There was an honesty to these characters that felt authentic. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmbityScambity I received a free copy of this book from Booksparks as part of the #SRC2017 blogger promotion. #booksparks 5y
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Audrey
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Mehso-so

This didn't quite do it for me. Janey Sweet is a smart, successful and confident business woman. Her business partner and BFF tells her that she can't come back to work unless she loses weight. But Janey was never too worried about the weight she gained and it was refreshing that she remained confident in herself. But, Janey and her best girl friend embark on various exercise fads and diets. The satire didn't quite work and fell a bit flat.

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Blair_Reads
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🥗 🍋

Zelma 😂😂😂 5y
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