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Extreme Misadventures in the Search for Wellness
Paperback Book
Greystone Books Ltd.
March, 2018
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$24.95 CAD
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Bridget Jones meets AJ Jacobs in Wellmania, an in-depth, laugh-out-loud exploration of the best and worst of the wellness industry.

"I laughed so hard, I choked on a doughnut reading this book. I'm so glad Brigid Delaney tried all of this crazy stuff so I never have to." Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

Cold pressed juices, clean eating, colonic vacations, mindfulness apps, and Paleo: healthcare trends and miracle diets seem to be becoming more plentiful each year. But do any of these tactics actually work? What does wellness even mean?

In Wellmania, longtime journalist Brigid Delaney tackles the good, the bad, and the just-a-little-ridiculous of the wellness industry, using herself as the guinea pig. Starting with a brutal 101-day fast, she leaves behind her thirty-something-year-old lifestyle of late night parties and all day hangovers to test the things that are supposed to make us healthy and whole: yoga classes, meditation, CBT, Balinese healing, silent retreats, group psychotherapy, and more. Writing with self-deprecating wit and refreshing honesty, she sorts through the fads and expensive hype to find out what actually works, asking: what does all this say about us? Is total wellness even possible? And why do you start to smell so bad when you havent eaten in seven days? According to comedian Judith Lucy, the result is a bloody entertaining read that leaves you wondering whether you want to do yoga or get mindlessly drunk and despair at the state of the world.

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