Are You My Guru?

Are You My Guru?

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Read Wendy Shanker's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. From the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Lifea€”an insightful and humorous memoir of one woman's quest to navigate the world of alternative healing. At age 33, Wendy Shanker was on the verge of Have It All-itis: a Midwestern girl living in Manhattan, writing for television, mingling with celebrities, and publishing her first book. Plus, she had a fierce haircut. Life was good. Then suddenly, it wasn't. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, Wendy knew she was in for it- at the very least a cocktail of chemo and steroids (certain to challenge her body image), a bustling career put on hold, and a major hurdle to her dating life. When she ran out of medical options, Wendy found herself exploring everything from acupuncture, colonics, and energy healing to detox retreats, tarot card readers, and an intuitive therapist who wanted her to talk to her liver. Surely there must be a guru somewhere who can fix everything-right? Watch a Videoyourselfa€ and above all avoid the a€œWill to Be Dreary, a€ the woeful state of a€œbeing resigned to life and terribly serious about it. ... Steve Zissou; now I think Wes Anderson must be kidding (but Seu Jorgea#39;s Portuguese Bowie covers are brill) CURRENT FAVORITE TV SHOW: Loving Lost. ... Acoustically challenged Ashlee Simpson on her tail IN MADONNA NEWS: British tabloids report that while shooting an adanbsp;...

Title:Are You My Guru?
Author:Wendy Shanker
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-09-07


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