The Resource Wellmania

Wellmania

Label
Wellmania
Title
Wellmania
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Delaney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 out of shape, journalist Brigid Delaney decides to find out – using herself as the guinea pig. Starting with a brutal 101-day fast,Brigid tests things that are meant to make us clean, lean and serene. Travelling the world, 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?'Brigid Delaney is the queen of calamity and a fearless, sane guide into the bizarre heart of our modern obsessions. This will make you groan in horror as much as it'll make you laugh out loud.' —Benjamin Law'A bloody entertaining read that leaves you wondering whether you want to do yoga and meditation or get mindlessly drunk and despair at the state of the world. Basically I wish that I'd written it.' —Judith Lucy'At last! A funny, well-written work of first-person gonzo reportage concerning all the health and serenity treatments you've ever been too feeble personally to undertake. Think of this book as an entertaining semi-colonic.' —Annabel CrabbBrigid Delaney is a senior writer for Guardian Australia. She has previously worked as a lawyer and journalist at the Sydney Morning Herald, the Telegraph (London), ninemsn and CNN. She is the author of two books: This Restless Life and Wild Things
Summary
The author explores the topics of health and wellness by using herself as the guinea pig to test the things that are supposed to make us healthy.
Tone
Writing style
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10573504
Cataloging source
ANL
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Delaney, Brigid
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Health & Fitness
  • Self-Improvement
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Wellmania
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94c2a594-ffc4-4328-9f75-1db31dad3688
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925203165
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wellmania
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94c2a594-ffc4-4328-9f75-1db31dad3688
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925203165
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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