While this guide to shedding unwanted blubber seems to represent a presentation so outdated that it devours itself akin to a Pac Man game eating itself up at the moment it is being created, it is, nonetheless, a twisted and unique take on the international undertaking of losing weight.
Utilizing the punk rock aesthetic as its base, the book borrows from the headbanging music and mosh pit motions to create a how-to directory. Chapter titles like I See Spiders, Bootlickers, and Put A Cork In It, act as guides in loosening, stretching, and pushing the muscles of the human body to limits never before experienced.
There is even a Punk Rock Aerobics discography, meant to point all the presumable couch potatoes towards the type of music best suited for this particular workout. The Adverts, Black Flag, Blondie, The Clash, and Iggy [they point to his physique as an example though the real truth is, his slim bod was probably attained from a steady diet of illicit drugs and never eating].
To their credit, the authors found a new wrinkle in approaching a subject that has been written about ten thousand times already. This is a fun, if not exactly deep collection, and for a lot of people it just may work. Somebody wrote, "A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine goes down," and that relates here perfectly - you won't get your jello-like behind off the couch for any reason but if The Cramps is blaring at high volume through a stereo system and if you can dress in your best skid row duds, there's the slightest chance you may shift your massive bulk to get some blood flowing.
This won't attract the minions who flock daily to Ballys or any one of the other gyms advertised ad nauseum on the tube; but if one person buys this book and breaks a sweat, then the authors have succeeded.