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The gospel of wellness : gyms, gurus, Goop, and the false promise of self-care  Cover Image Book Book

The gospel of wellness : gyms, gurus, Goop, and the false promise of self-care / Rina Raphael.

Raphael, Rina, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250793003
  • ISBN: 1250793009
  • Physical Description: 345 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 312-343).
Formatted Contents Note:
Why the hell is the advice always yoga? -- House always wins -- Is my face wash trying to kill me? -- Gym as church -- A plea to be heard -- Can't treat what you don't know -- Nutritionmania -- Crystal-clear futures -- You're not working hard enough -- Chasing golden unicorns -- Democratizing wellness -- Guides for the perplexed.
Summary, etc.:
"The wellness industry has grown from modest roots into a $4.4 trillion entity and a full-blown movement promising health and vitality. While wellness may have sprung from good intentions, we are now relentlessly flooded with exploitative offerings, questionable ideas, and a mounting pressure to stay devoted to the divine doctrine of wellness. What happens when the cure becomes as bad as the disease? Balancing the good with the bad, The Gospel of Wellness is a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down false idols and commandments that have taken hold and ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement--and for our well-being"-- Adapted from dust jacket flap.
Subject: Women > Health and hygiene > United States > Sociological aspects.
Women > Health and hygiene > Economic aspects > United States.
Health products > Social aspects > United States.

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 613.04244 RAPHAEL 2022 (Text) 0001012486793 Nonfiction New Checked out 10/24/2022

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