First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
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First, We Make the Beast Beautiful : A new story about anxiety

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'Full of great, solidly researched, personal and genuinely useful tips for the anxious mind ... I loved this book.' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes On a Nervous Planet

'Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you.

I Quit Sugar founder and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety - including bipolar, OCD and several suicide attempts - her whole life. Perhaps like you, she grew tired of seeing anxiety as a disease that must be medicated into submission. Could anxiety be re-sewn, she asked, into a thing of beauty?

So began a seven-year journey to find a more meaningful and helpful take on anxiety. Living out of two suitcases, Sarah travelled the world, meeting with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, with Oprah's life coach, with major mental health organizations and hundreds of others in a quest to unravel the knotted ball of wool that is the anxious condition. She emerged with the very best philosophy, science and hacks for thriving with the beast.

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart, paving the way for richer, kinder and wiser conversations about anxiety.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 206 x 31mm | 437g
  • BANTAM PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0593080009
  • 9780593080009
  • 1,832

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"A witty, well-researched and often insightful book about negotiating a new relationship with anxiety."
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"Full of great, solidly researched, personal and genuinely useful tips for the anxious mind ...I loved this book." * Matt Haig * "Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read, and I have (unfortunately) read many. Sarah is full of expert advice while remaining grounded and incredibly human. Her vulnerability is her strength. And after reading, it will hopefully be yours too." * Mark Manson, bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck * "A witty, well-researched and often insightful book about negotiating a new relationship with anxiety." * Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology and author of The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression * "Eloquenty written ... I love the concept of making the thing we fear most into something beautiful." * Andrea McLean *
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About Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is a New York Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She's the founder of IQuitSugar.com, whose 8-Week Program has been completed by 1.5 million people in 133 countries. A former news journalist and editor of Cosmopolitan, she was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia and is the author of the international bestsellers first, we make the beast beautiful, I Quit Sugar: Simplicious, I Quit Sugar and I Quit Sugar For Life. She is ranked as one of the top 200 most influential authors in the world.

Sarah blogs in an intimate fashion - on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism and anti-consumerism - at sarahwilson.com, lives in Sydney, Australia, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker and is eternally curious.
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2,057 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 32% (663)
4 31% (647)
3 25% (508)
2 8% (165)
1 4% (74)
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