Book review: Wellmania

It’s all at once endearing and comforting.

Finally, a word on wellness that doesn’t succumb to the tired binary of a sunrise-loving yogi or eye-rolling sceptic. Brigid Delaney’s new novel is a breath of fresh air.

Wellmania chronicles the writer’s search to be Clean, Lean and Serene – three pillars of wellness that, for Delaney, seem available only to the rich and beautiful.

And it’s great. Delaney is funny and unashamedly honest, capturing the nuance of emotion we all feel when trying to be more ‘well’. She tries everything from detoxing to fasting to meditation to retreats. She falters, she fails, she quits, she battles and she really, really tries. It’s all at once endearing and comforting to know you’re not the only one who has no idea what they’re doing.

This review was originally published in Fashion Journal 170. You can read it here.

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