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This One Wild and Precious Life : The path back to connection in a fractured world - Sarah Wilson

This One Wild and Precious Life

The path back to connection in a fractured world

By: Sarah Wilson

Paperback | 30 May 2024

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Wake up and reclaim your one wild and precious life. New York Times best-selling author Sarah Wilson shows you how in this radical spiritual guidebook, the book we need NOW!

From the New York Times bestselling author of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

'A brilliantly raw book that reveals the truth of what really matters' - Fearne Cotton broadcaster, presenter, and author of Bigger Than Us: The Power of Finding Meaning in a Messy World

'I've encountered no other book that articulates with so much passion or clarity the unique feeling of this moment in history. This One Wild and Precious Life is the ideal guidebook for our long overdue journey back to nature, to each other, and to sanity in the deepest sense of the word' Oliver Burkeman journalist and author of Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals

We live in truly overwhelming times. The climate crisis, the pandemic, AI advances, conspiracy theories, political polarisation...and the rest...have left many of us in a state of 'spiritual PTSD', feeling disconnected from one another, from our values, from our joy.

In this radical spiritual guidebook, New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Wilson puts on her backpack and spends three years hiking around the world - in Jordan, Cornwall, the Lake District, the Australian Outback, Japan the Sierra Nevada and beyond - to find a path through it all.

She follows in the footsteps of Nietzsche, Wordsworth and other favourite poets and thinkers, venturing deeper into nature, going to 'spiritual edges' and meeting monks, lovers and renegades along the way. And she emerges with a blueprint for living a wilder, more connected life, and one that must just save our precious life on this planet.

About the Author

Sarah Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which redefined the mental health genre, and I Quit Sugar, along with eleven cookbooks that have been published in fifty-two countries. Previously, she was editor of Cosmopolitan Australia, host of MasterChef Australia and founder of iquitsugar.com, an eight-week program that has seen millions worldwide break their sugar addiction. In May 2018, Sarah committed to giving all proceeds from the business to charity. She now builds and enables charity projects that engage humans with one another, and campaigns on mental health, consumerism and climate issues. She lives in Sydney.
Industry Reviews
'This book will stay with me; I loved it so much. It gets to the roots and truth of what really matters and shakes us from the numbness that has crept in' Fearne Cotton 'I've encountered no other book that articulates with so much passion or clarity the unique feeling of this moment in history. This One Wild and Precious Life is the ideal guidebook for our long overdue journey back to nature, to each other, and to sanity in the deepest sense of the word' Oliver Burkeman 'This One Wild and Precious Life is what the UK has been waiting for; Sarah Wilson's journey is inspiring' Rio Ferdinand "Sarah Wilson is a force of nature - quite literally. She has taken her pain and grief about our sick and troubled world and alchemized it into action, advocacy, adventure, poetry, and true love." - ELIZABETH GILBERT; "This practical actionable, spiritual guidebook proposes a path to joy even amid pandemics, climate change, social injustice, and other profound crises." - USA Today; Wilson explores why it's worth it to take the risk and move past the comfortable, assuring her readers that doing this is how we find meaning-and hope." - Spirituality and Health magazine; "Anxiety and disconnection are natural consequences of over-consumptive modern life, argues Australian journalist Wilson (First, We Make the Beast Beautiful) in this vibrant take on how to build a more joyful existence and sustainable world. [...] The author ranges widely, interspersing personal stories with interviews, scientific research, and quotes from religious texts, making for a reading experience that has the feel of an impassioned conversation with a friend [...] engaging prose and timely advice." - Publishers Weekly; "Her thought-provoking call to action shines light on the personal fog and spiritual trauma experienced while living with consumerism, climate change, COVID-19, social injustice, and collective anxiety. [...] this book is inspiring." - Booklist; "This may be one of the first books that culminates in the events of 2020 and offers a solution for moving forward....[ Wilson's] stories are fascinating and her message is universal and hopeful. Readers with wanderlust will be inspired by her journey and calls to action." - Library Journal; "Sarah Wilson is a traveler of worlds, outer and inner. And her reports from the journey are both intensely personal and germane to a sick and distracted world. In the midst of the collective malaise, she zeros in on her determination to live her life, not someone else's, and on the work to which we are all summoned if this species is to survive. Her work is, as the world is, both wild and precious." - James Hollis, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and author of Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times

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