Madeleine Henry: Breathe In Cash Out



Ere was much to this one than just humor though it had a lot of depth and dimension both in the characterization and the overall story itself This is a beach read with bite it s incredibly smart and has nough juiciness to satisfy my need for gossip as well Super impressive debut I would definitely read from the author and I can totally recommend this as a summer readBreathe In Cash Out in three words Smart Sharp and Witty Allegra Chopp has a plan push through to Bonus Day then uit her frantic job at the investment banking firm Anderson Shaw get her 200 hour yoga teaching cert and live her dream life as a yoga teacher All she has to do is survive the next two months Until she fucks her boss And meets her new yoga guru Skylar SmithI wanted to like this so much than I did But I was tricked by that cute cover into thinking this would be a cute contemporary romance with laugh out loud mad caps while skewering both the ruthless capitalism of Wall Street and the hypocritical reality of yoga influencersThe world offered in Breath In Cash Out is one that is completely superficial with people obsessing over money and fame and the appearance of having it all while actually dying and on the inside So some turn to culturally appropriated practices to find In His Blood enlightenment and a sense that all of theirfforts are worth it and are occasionally Desert Kings (Deathlands, exploited by assholes looking toxploit the An Officer and a Spy exploiters It s a dogat dog world and I think the reason I m so frustrated is because this could have been so much than it actually was particularly with the middle class underdog MC who looks like she wins it all and then leaves it behind to pursue her passion The potential and idea was there the Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, execution was notLike Severance and FashionVictim this offers a look into the self crazed millennial and the conseuences of social media and the relativease of finding fame case in point Allergies sudden popularity on Instagram when she became discovered although not once does she Ooko ever really dig beyond the surfaceHowever while this book tried to be a satire of capitalism and yoga la American Psycho it wasn t the searing indictment of Wall Street that I was hoping for Or that it could have been Same with the potential for a scathing look into the yoga influencer world it kinda tries but ultimately falls short Sure there s a barbed reference to Bikram and I m sure a certain yogic influencer yeah I don t know which one but there have been several who acted like Skylar and that she s rotten to the core is not a spoiler anyone with twoyes and a functioning brain can tell what she is but aside from that there are no conseuencesNo actual yogic teachings or Naked epiphanies No real look into the cultural appropriation of an ancient religion and practice beyond a couple limp acknowledgements and descriptions of upscale yoga studios and the pretzel stand dude As for the continued cultural appropriation she literally changes her insta handle to PretzelYogi to stop her coworkers from finding and making fun of her but gets the name due to inspiration from the pretzel stand guy who is get this Indian Cue my screamingFor a first person narration My Name Is Awful was justboring and bland which is painful to say because she is clearly anxample of self insertion She has not one ounce of introspection in her Shadow Scale (Seraphina, entire body and doesn t possess a single strand of common sense to bounce alongside her two brain cells Her grandpiphanies are facts that are baldly obvious to the most inattentive reader and the majority of her issues lie in situations Claim The Crown entirely of her own making caused by her own severe lack of judgment this is something that she neverver not once realizes Yes I get that she s grossly sleep deprived and over worked but come on girl you don t need yoga you need serious therapyI think a lot of my frustration was Anaconda s innate ability to be so fucking awesome at asanaalthough she doesn t think much about the rest of yoga There are some uick things but we re told how good she is at things while inside she s like But I m not I get Imposter Syndrome but girl basically transforms into Skylar in the Nerds end Granted she s remarkably good at asana because despite constantly thinking she s out of shape and has no muscle definition 35 stars The writing of this novel is good However it gets repetitive and contrary to what the marketing copy says it s notven remotely funny let alone laugh out loud funny Allegra is just trying to survive until her two year contract as a low level analyst for a Wall Street banking firm is over and she gets her bonus The hours she and the other folks at her level work is completely insane no matter how much money they re making She s basically on call 247 but she tries to sneak in yoga workouts She feels incredibly lucky to befriend Skylar Smith a celebrity yogi with tons of followers on social media Allegra wants to teach yoga full time and Skylar appears to be trying to help her find some balance and serenity amid the crazy world of banking I do In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, enjoy yoga though the yoga done in this story is way advanced than what I m capable of doing As with any good book Allegra learns some lessons Unfortunately I didn t feel her growth deeplynough to truly love this novelThanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for the opportunity to read this book which RELEASES JULY 9 2019 For reviews please visit Madeleine Henry s Breathe In Cash Out is a charming laugh out loud story that had me hooked from page one Allegra is so relatable to me someone who also has a high stress job though my job is nothing compared to this one I was Bark exhausted just reading about how tired she is The characters in this book are wonderful trust me this is a read in a day book if you are able toAllegra works in the finance industry and her job is INTENSE She isxpected to be available 247 and most of that time is spent in the office But Allegra only has to make it 2 months until she hits her two year mark and gets her bonus money that will help her live for a few years as she pursues her true passion teaching yogaAnd just as Allegra is thinking about how to transition out of this high pressure world she has lived in for so long into the zen world of yoga an unlikely source offers to help her get started Skylar is a yoga super star and Allegra has followed her since before she was famous Allegra loves the thoughtful writing that Skylar posts with On Such a Full Sea each thing She s the real dealSkylar noticed Allegra at a yoga competition she won a year or so before and found Allegra s poses breathtaking When Allegra talks to Skylar about her plan she offers to help her begin to let go of her high stress job If only it were thatasy Allegra has recently slept with a man who turned out to be her boss got staffed on a project reuiring her to stay in the office around the clock Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! even on the weekends and is trying to avoid letting her coworkers know she doesn t plan to stay in finance lest it impact her bonusWhen I say this book is laugh out loud I mean it Starting at the beginning her wit and humility is charming From the description you wouldn t think a straight A Princeton grad working in finance would be remotely likable or relatable but Allegra is She comes from a blue collar family and she always worked hard to make her dad proud When she got to Princeton she got caught up in the flow of students heading to big financial and consulting firms because that is what wasxpectedBut two years later and Allegra. Nd daydreaming about uitting the minute her year Cannibal end bonus hits her account She no longer has no interest in the cutthroat banking world she’s determined to launch her very own yoga practice But her plan isn’t uite as perfect as the beachfront yoga pictures she double taps on Instagram On top of the 100mails an hour and coworkers already suspicious of her Mastered (The Enforcers, escape plan Allegra’s hard driving single father has always fiercely valued high achievement above alllse That his daughter works on Wall Street means v.

I thought this book was hilarious The writing reminded me of Tom Wolfe in terms of giving an inside jaundiced look at a secretive business Putting a yogi in the middle of Wall Street set up many ripe situations that paid off I liked that Allegra was trying to find her own way in a tough world and the scenes at work made me sweat as if I were there The yoga scenes captured the vibe of the many yoga studios and students I ve come across tho I m nowhere near as accomplished as Allegra This is not a cotton candy book There s some bite to it and intelligence and some crack writing And funny as hell Allegra Cobb spends her days and nights glued to her desk at Anderson Shaw aka Goldman Sachs in the Healthcare Group where most of her Princeton undergrad colleagues would kill to be However not one to go with the flow yes that s an awful yoga pun sorry Allegra finds herself dreaming of xploring about Yoga and it s practice and principles She hopes she can make Alter Ego enough money from her annual bonus to ahem Breathe In Cash Out and start her own studio But these last few months are just not going Allegra s way including accidentally sleeping with her new boss so when she meets famous instagram personality SkylarSmithYoga she decides it may be time to put these ideas into practice for real I reallynjoyed both the financial and social aspects of this novel as well as learning about yoga which at times did go over my head Learning that the author actually left her Goldman Sachs job to practice yoga I too used to work there made me xtremely interested to read the cultural parts about life in investment banking and I will say Henry hit the nail on the head ven if you know nothing about this world I think it will still be of interest to you and I m sure you know plenty of people who fit the types described in her workplace And lets not forget the Uncommon Wisdom ever relevant topic of sharing your life on instagram and opening up your life to someone from instagram as well This is a dynamic that Henryxplored well and added a fun layer to the book This was a very strong debut from Henry finance yoga and now writing is there anything she can t do I ll be Unseen City eager to see what comes next from a strong voice in this genreThank you to Atria for an advanced copy All opinions are my own 5Breathe In Cash Out by Madeleine Henry is just the uick laugh out loud funny book I needed right nowWhat it s about Allegra Cobb is a second year analyst for Anderson Shaw and really hates her job In a world where your work is already late when you get it and there is incessant use of the word team all she really wants to do is teach yoga So when her yoga idol Skylar Smith reaches out to her and offers to mentor her Allegra jumps at the chance But becoming a teacher and bringing balance to her life might be a lot harder than Allegra thought it would be Breathe In Cash Out is such a funny book and I found myself laughing out loud several times It is a light read but also speaks to finding yourself and your way through the world There will be people that want to bring you down and you might not think you can do it but this book says you can find a way I really liked Allegra s character and found her very relatable From a dad who pressures her to succeed to a job that she doesn t love there should be something in here that will resonate withveryone The chapters are short and the pace is uick so lots of readers should be able to get through this in one sitting It didn t Art even take me 45 hours to read which was a nice change from the 75 hour long book I read before it I think Breathe In Cash Out would make a good palate cleanser from thrillers or books with heavy themes I never realized how intense the world of investment banking is but after reading this I know there is no way I couldver do it Allegra was such a smart character and one you want to love Anyone that can do that job has to be dedicated and I can tell Henry brought a lot of knowledge to the book from her work at Goldman Sachs and investment management I love when author s talk about something they know and it made me like this book God Is in the Crowd even I wasn t completely satisfied with the way things are left with Skylar but besides that Breathe In Cash Out was a very solid book for me Songs the book brought to mind Falling Down by Avril Lavigne from the Sweet Home Alabama soundtrack Final Thought Breathe In Cash Out reminded me a little of Fitness Junkie and I would say Henry s writing style is similar to that of Lucy Sykes If you ve read and loved that book then I think you will like this one as well It will definitely be a favorite for women s fiction lovers and anyone who likes a book that makes them laugh I couldn tven tell this was a debut and look forward to reading from Madeleine Henry Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book all opinions are my own Breathe In Cash OutMadeleine HenryWow all I can say is this story kept me giggling You will find yourself laughing out loud as you are reading BREATHE IN CASH OUT by Madeleine Henry She will have your Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard emotions all over the place Once I started reading it was very hard to stop The twists and turns made it impossible to put down as I had to know what was going to happen to Allegra What an awesome story All of Madeleine s characters feel genuine and relatable and put yourmotions on one heck of a roller coaster ride As you are reading you will find yourself cheering for all of them praying they can work out their problems and be happy once againBREATHE IN CASH OUT is a funny story that will hold you hostage until the very last page Once you start reading it will be very hard to put down You also won t be able to stop yourself from laughing at Allegra and the situations she gets herself into All Allegra wants to do is get to her year The Matriarchs (The Family end bonus check from her boring Wall Street banking job then she is going to cut herself loose She has big dreams of becoming a yoga teacher and opening her own yoga studio Nothing is going to stop her Besides liking Allegra I had taken an interest in Tripp her co worker with his stupid one liners and hisven dumber bro jokes He kept me giggling throughout the storyBREATHE IN CASH OUT is without a doubt one of my top funniest books I ve read in 2019 so far I was instantly Notes for the Everlost emotionally invested in all of the characters My heart broke for Allegra when she met her Instagram guru Skylar She learns a hard lesson as she begins to realize that people aren t always what they seem to be Madeleine Henry sure knows how to hook the reader with an awesome story I can t wait to read by MadeleineI received a complimentary copy of this book from Atria Books through Netgalley Opinionsxpressed in this review are completely my own The publisher compared this one to The Devil Wears Prada and while I usually hate those type of comparisons this one was dead on I had NO idea the world of investment banking was so cutthroat and harsh and seeing it juxtaposed alongside the yoga world was not only fun I was fascinated by the inside look to both worldsBesides Allegra who by the way won me over When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) early on with her biting wit and sheer determination there was a supporting cast of characters that addedven snark and dry humor the type that just really speaks to my soul Tripp is in Allegra s pod at work and his bro jokes and stupid one liners made me crack up Her budding friendship with yoga guru Skylar was also amusing as well Th. “ The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street” TheSkimm in this sizzling debut about a banking analyst who plans to finally pursue her yoga career full time after her bonus hits but until then she’ll have to keep her sanity intact and her chakras alignedAllegra Cobb’s resume straight A Princeton grad second year analyst at a top tier bank one time American Yoga National Competition Champion Allegra Cobb’s reality Spending twenty four hours a day changing the colors on bar charts overusing the word “team”

Is DONE One thing I loved about her is that she is a character who doesn t care about the power success and money that comes with her status she s achieved Allegra has all of the skills and work No Biggy! ethic to be a successful hedge fund manager or banker she just doesn t have the desire to do it Allegra went with the flow but she is a woman who is meant to carve her own pathI don t want to spoil where the plot heads in this book but I ll say following Allegra s last two months in finance as she prepares for her major transition to teaching yoga is fascinating I couldn t wait to find out and Allegra is a character I miss now that I ve finished the book But there are many well created characters here I loved Allegra s deskmates Tripp Chloe and Puja Each had a uniue personality and they were truly supportive ofach other And then there is Mark who Allegra sleeps with one day after a yoga class not realizing he is her new boss Mark is such an interesting person I could go on and on about the people that work at Anderson Shaw with her but I won t bore you now because you should go read it I ll also say that the yoga characters she meets Skylar in particular have their own vibe It is uite the mash up seeing yoga next to finance but that combination is inspired by the author s own passions No wonder this book has an authenticity that is rare to find in many books Madeleine Henry is a wonderful writer and I hope this isn t the last book we get from her This book is a gem and one I will be reading againThank you to Atria Books for my copy Opinions are my own 35 starsAllegra Cobb has spent nearly two years working as an analyst at one of the most well known banks Between working an unbelievable amount of hours Crush It! each week redoing PowerPoint slide decks and bar charts for her supervisors and trying not to lose her mind she dreams of uitting her job to start her own yoga practice just as soon as her yearnd bonus comes inShe s spent most of her life being an overachiever driven by a father whose primary mechanism of communication and affection was coaching her to victory She went to Princeton Attracting Birds to Your Backyard excelled atvery sport she played and she Deep Listening even won gold at the American Yoga National Competition But now she s tired of being treating like a slave by her bosses working until 400 am some days only to be right back at her desk before 900 am and she s ready for it all to be overAll she needs to do is be patient and wait for the year to come to annd It appears however that won t be asy She s just slept with a hot man from her yoga class who is now her new boss on a major deal She s also just met Skylar one of her yoga idols and she s taken a real interest in Allegra The thing is however Skylar wants to help her begin to focus on herself become centered and intentional about her goals and her yoga practice That doesn t seem to reconcile itself with the hellish pace at which Allegra spends her workweekAs Allegra tries to balance her daily responsibilities with following Skylar s advice she finds she s successful at neither And the results are spectacular spectacularly bad that is If things keep up the way they re going she might get fired before she gets her bonus which of course will leave her nowhere She s alienating her closest coworker and burning the candle at both nds is also taking its toll on her physically What do you do if you fall asleep when you attempt meditationThe closer Allegra gets to bonus day the confused she becomes about what path she should take Should she follow Skylar or set her own path Is she crazy to abandon a promising if destructive career in finance to pursue her dreams And perhaps importantly what is her father going to say when she tells him she s uitting It s The Works of Saint Augustine enough to makeven the most centered person feel completely off kilter Breathe In Cash Out is a humorous look at the cutthroat world of finance and the first world problems of young people making six figure salaries right out of college yet feel they are overworked and underappreciated Wow I might have totally sounded like a grumpy old man just then It s also a fascinating look at how Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone easy it can be to self destruct when you re not 100 percent focused and how sometimes it just takes one person s belief in you and your dreams to help you pull yourself together however brieflyMadeleine Henry worked for Goldman Sachs and then started her own yoga practice so she definitely knows of what she writes She has a breezy funny writing style andven though I didn t understand a lot of the terms her characters used when talking about the finance world I found myself fully immersed in this story The plot is a little bit predictable but Henry still created My Teacher Is a Robot enough uncertainty inxactly how far Allegra might fall or whether she d decide to pursue her dream in the first placeThings did get a little repetitive toward the middle and there are times when I almost wanted to read the book with my hands over my Supper Club eyes because I was waiting forverything to simply Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) explode but this was a tremendously fast and fun read The marketing for the book compares it to The Devil Wears Prada and while there may be a few similarities this is annjoyable book on its own Trust me you ll see Breathe In Cash Out in a lot of people s hands this summer and fall I am just trying to think about who could play Allegra in the movie versionNetGalley and Atria Books provided me a complimentary copy of this book in Professional Capital exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making it available This book publishes July 9 2019See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at Madeleine Henry has written a clever story packed with humor and reality Allegra is a 20 something Financial analyst Biding her time at her high power Wall Street job until her bonus comes in then she can pursue her real passion yoga when Allegra meets her yoga hero Schuyler she thinks she has hit the jackpot But Allegra soon learns that the yoga world is just as cutthroat as Wall Street Loved this book I just had such a fun time reading it Allegra was such a fantastic character and I loved spending time with herven though her life was Seven Dwarfs Find a House (Disney Classic) exhausting 20 hour work days trying to sneak in scheduled yoga breaks that occasionally found her in some compromising positions Surviving on caffeine caffeine and caffeine This book certainly did not glamorize The banking industry All the characters were so well drawnven if you didn t necessarily really like all of them There also is a dash of romance in this book that I found simply adorable I can definitely see this book being made into a movie this was SO Berlioz, Vol. 2 entertaining Allegra was such a likable character I was rooting for her thentire book I cannot imagine working a job that The Middle Sin (Cleo North expected your attention 247 I can however imagine working in the fitness industry because that has been the only place I ve worked myntire adult life Things certainly have changed with the introduction of social media really kind of changed the landscape I also like that there were strong female friendships in this book always a bonus And the females that worked with allegro were all pretty darn supportive so yay My only small complaint would be there wasn t nough romance but I think that was by design This was a really well done debut and I am looking forward to what s next from Madeleine Henry Big thanks to Atria for my copy of this boo. Erything to him But after a unknowingly sleeping with the man now leading her banking cohort on one of their biggest deals to date and b meeting the #blessed yoga guru who might just be her ticket to the life she’s always wanted she realizes her happy ver after might be harder to manifest than she thought Fast paced laugh out loud funny and totally irresistible Breathe In Cash Out “is a modern fairytale a romance that’s not about finding the right guy but finding yourself” Eliza Kennedy author of I Take You.

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Madeleine Henry is the author of two novels The Love Proof and Breathe In Cash Out Previously she worked at Goldman Sachs and in investment management after graduating from Yale in 2014 She shares information about her life and writing on MadeleineHenryYoga