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First, We Make The Beast Beautiful  : A new story about anxiety - Sarah Wilson

First, We Make The Beast Beautiful

A new story about anxiety

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Published: 28th February 2017
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Product Description

Sarah Wilson - bestselling author and entrepreneur, intrepid solver of problems and investigator of how to live a better life - has helped over 1.2 million people across the world to quit sugar. She has also been an anxiety sufferer her whole life.

In her new book, she directs her intense focus and fierce investigatory skills onto this lifetime companion of hers, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism her own experiences.

Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease that must be medicated into submission. Ultimately, she re-frames anxiety as a spiritual quest rather than a burdensome affliction, a state of yearning that will lead us closer to what really matters.

Practical and poetic, wise and funny, this is a small book with a big heart. It will encourage the myriad sufferers of the world's most common mental illness to feel not just better about their condition, but delighted by the possibilities it offers for a richer, fuller life.

About the Author

Sarah Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur. Her career as a journalist spanned 20 years, across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She's the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest-rating show in Australian history. Sarah is the author of the international bestsellers I Quit Sugar, I Quit Sugar For Life and Simplicious and is director and founder of IQuitSugar.com. Her 8-Week Program has seen more than 1.2 million people quit sugar worldwide.

Sarah blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living and anti-consumerism at sarahwilson.com, lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker and is eternally curious.

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4.5

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89%

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Pros

  • Informative (21)
  • Well written (21)
  • Deserves multiple readings (16)
  • Easy to read (11)
  • Page-turner (9)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

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  • Gift (7)
  • Special needs (7)
  • Older readers (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect companion for anxious folk

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. 3/4 of the way through and I have dog-eared, circled, asterisked and underlined frequently. It is extremely well written and has allowed me to comes to...Read complete review

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. 3/4 of the way through and I have dog-eared, circled, asterisked and underlined frequently. It is extremely well written and has allowed me to comes to terms with my own anxiety and has shed light on issues within myself that I was unaware of. Oh, how I needed this in my very early teens!
The structure is perfect - I like that it is sort of wishy washy as it aligns well with the anxious mind (in my opinion).
Extremely through, well written, well researched and overall a fantastic book.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dangerous - bad - tries to makes anxiety 'glam' - scary

Anxiety is a result of unresolved trauma.
As someone who works with people with trauma and anxiety everyday this book makes me feel very uncomfortable.....
Whilst Sarah is open she...Read complete review

Anxiety is a result of unresolved trauma.
As someone who works with people with trauma and anxiety everyday this book makes me feel very uncomfortable.....
Whilst Sarah is open she doesn't explain or delve into her past trauma.
Sarah clearly thrives on being a anxiety victim.
This book scares me because she is almost trying to encourage anxiety.
I hope the Author resolves her past trauma.
I hope readers don't end up 'labelling' themselves 'anxious' because someone in the media has a 'label'.
Well written in the actual writing style.
YES she says she is not a professional
YES she says she's just sharing her story
Just very scary in the fact that she is trying to make a mental illness something cool to have.

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3.0

Worthwhile purchase

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from Australia

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Pros

  • Informative
  • Well Written

Cons

  • A Bit Slow

Best Uses

  • Reference

Quality presentation and paper and printing. Clean, fresh, unmarked.

 
5.0

Fantastic, insightful and a wonderful read

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Fantastic, insightful and a wonderful read

     
    5.0

    Authentic perspective on mental health

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    from Melbourne, AUS

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

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        I love this book. Sarah Wilson gives an honest and authentic perspective on mental health. I feel like she is walking with me even though my experience is very different.

         
        5.0

        Should be read by all

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        from Ulverstone, TAS

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            Those who suffer with anxiety and those who don't should read this. It shows anxiety in a new light, and the beauty of it.

             
            5.0

            Perfect companion for anxious folk

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            from NSW

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

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              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Younger Readers

              I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this. 3/4 of the way through and I have dog-eared, circled, asterisked and underlined frequently. It is extremely well written and has allowed me to comes to terms with my own anxiety and has shed light on issues within myself that I was unaware of. Oh, how I needed this in my very early teens!
              The structure is perfect - I like that it is sort of wishy washy as it aligns well with the anxious mind (in my opinion).
              Extremely through, well written, well researched and overall a fantastic book.

               
              5.0

              Great

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              from Manly

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              • Informative
              • Well Written

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                Real help!!!

                 
                5.0

                A companion for those with anxiety

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                from NZ

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Informative
                • Well Written

                Cons

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                  • Reference

                  During the reading of this book I have had many moments in my daily life that have contributed to anxious episodes. One of the biggest downsides in these moments, is that no-one quite gets it. But, Sarah gets it. She bares herself, and shows that no matter what life looks like on the outside, the inside is its own beast and we must come to terms with it. There is no easy way out, no one-size solution, but her words at least in the moment they are read, offer some hope that we're not alone. The best thing I took from this book was her companionship.

                   
                  5.0

                  Amust read for anyone suffering Anxiety

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                  from Bondi Junction

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Page-Turner
                  • Well Written

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                    • Gift
                    • Older Readers
                    • Special Needs
                    • Travel Reading
                    • Younger Readers

                    Inspiring that someone as successful and beautiful as Sarah Wilson has experienced issues, worked on it, and carries on regardless.

                     
                    5.0

                    I would definitely buy this product again!

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                    from Australia

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Read it from cover to cover in a week, you may need to stop and really think about different concepts

                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Disappointing

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                        from Sydney, Australia

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                          • Disappointing

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                            Thought this book would be a comforting read about someone else's experience with mental health. Whilst Sarah talks about her many experiences it is full of medical and philosophical quotes and is written at the pace of someone talking at the speed of light. Sarah sadly at her best, rambling and making money from it. A depressing and stressful read I would not recommend to anyone let alone someone suffering with anxiety

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                            Sarah Wilson

                            Sarah Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur. Her career as a journalist spanned 20 years, across television, radio, magazines, newspapers and online. She's the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was the host of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest-rating show in Australian history. Sarah is the author of the international bestsellers I Quit Sugar, I Quit Sugar For Life and Simplicious and is director and founder of IQuitSugar.com. Her 8-Week Program has seen more than 1.2 million people quit sugar worldwide.

                            Sarah blogs on philosophy, anxiety, minimalism, toxin-free living and anti-consumerism at sarahwilson.com, lives in Sydney, rides a bike everywhere, is a compulsive hiker and is eternally curious.

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                            ISBN: 9781743535868
                            ISBN-10: 1743535864
                            Audience: General
                            Format: Hardcover
                            Language: English
                            Number Of Pages: 320
                            Published: 28th February 2017
                            Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                            Country of Publication: AU
                            Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.6  x 2.9
                            Weight (kg): 0.48