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Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness

Brigid Delaney



Reportage & collected journalism;
Society & Social Sciences;
Mind, Body, Spirit;


320 pages

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Cold-pressed juices, quitting sugar, Paleo, hot yoga, mindfulness - if you embrace these things you will be happy, you will be well. Just ask Instagram!

Wellness has become a global mega-industry, but does any of this stuff actually work? Feeling exhausted, anxious and a bit flabby, journalist Brigid Delaney decides to find out... using herself as the guinea pig. Starting with a brutal 101-day fast, Brigid travels the world to test things that are meant to make us clean, lean and serene. She tries colonics, meditation, silent retreats, group psychotherapy and oodles of yoga, working out what is helpful and what is just expensive hype.

In monasteries and health farms, on hiking trails and massage tables, she asks: why do so many of us swing from indulgence to detox and back again? Is it possible to integrate good habits into your daily life? What does our obsession with wellness say about us? And why do you smell so bad when you haven't eaten in seven days?

Wellmania is a highly entertaining - and occasionally dangerous - exploration of one of the most fascinating trends in our culture.

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By:   Brigid Delaney
Imprint:   NERO
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   424g
ISBN:   9781863959315
ISBN 10:   1863959319
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   July 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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