Sydney Writers’ Festival Giveaway: Sarah Wilson ‘First, We Make The Beast Beautiful’

Sydney Writers’ Festival Giveaway: Sarah Wilson ‘First, We Make The Beast Beautiful’

xfirst-we-make-the-beast-beautiful.jpg.pagespeed.ic.-8K2OJd-2o (1)Sarah Wilson’s motivational memoir First, We Make the Beast Beautiful has dominated the Top Ten Non-Fiction charts all year long, and now we are giving you a chance to win 1 of 5 x double passes to see Sarah at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

To win, comment on the Facebook post, explaining in 25 words or less why you deserve to go, then tag the friend you plan to bring along.

Winners announced 11am Tuesday, 16 May – so get in quick!

When: Sunday, 28 May 2017

Where: Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay NSW

What: New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar Sarah Wilson talks to Helen McCabe about her newest offering, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which tackles anxiety with searing honesty and insight. Sarah has had anxiety her whole life, and she seeks to encourage fellow sufferers to embrace the possibilities the condition can offer. She challenges accepted definitions of anxiety, and re-frames it as a spiritual quest rather than an affliction, which can ultimately lead to a better life.

For more information follow this link to the Sydney Writers’ Festival website.sarah-wilson

 

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                  Publisher details

                  First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
                  Author
                  Sarah Wilson
                  Publisher
                  Pan Macmillan
                  Genre
                  Self Help
                  Released
                  28 February, 2017

                  Synopsis

                  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 AuthorSarah 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.
                  Sarah Wilson
                  About the author

                  Sarah Wilson

                  Sarah Wilson is an Australian media personality, journalist and blogger. She's the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and was one of the hosts of the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest rating show in Australian TV history. She's now the host and program developer for Foxtel's Lifestyle YOU, and is a commentator and fill-in host on Channel 7's Sunday Night, The Morning Show and Sunrise and The Project. Sarah is an adept social commentator, following a career that's spanned politics, health advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting. She's also a qualified health coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York.

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