First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
Sarah Wilson

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Narrated By: Sarah Wilson

Duration: 9 hours and 7 minutes

What to expect

Random House presents the audiobook edition of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, written and read by Sarah Wilson.

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'Full of great, solidly researched, personal and genuinely useful tips for the anxious mind ... I loved this book.' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes On a Nervous Planet

'Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you.

I Quit Sugar founder and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety – including bipolar, OCD and several suicide attempts – her whole life. Perhaps like you, she grew tired of seeing anxiety as a disease that must be medicated into submission. Could anxiety be re-sewn, she asked, into a thing of beauty?

So began a seven-year journey to find a more meaningful and helpful take on anxiety. Living out of two suitcases, Sarah travelled the world, meeting with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, with Oprah’s life coach, with major mental health organizations and hundreds of others in a quest to unravel the knotted ball of wool that is the anxious condition. She emerged with the very best philosophy, science and hacks for thriving with the beast.

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a small book with a big heart, paving the way for richer, kinder and wiser conversations about anxiety.

Genre

Memoirs, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude, Popular philosophy, Coping with anxiety & phobias

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Full of great, solidly researched, personal and genuinely useful tips for the anxious mind …I loved this book.

Matt Haig

Eloquenty written ... I love the concept of making the thing we fear most into something beautiful.

Andrea McLean

A witty, well-researched and often insightful book about negotiating a new relationship with anxiety.

</i>Andrew Solomon, Professor of Clinical Psychology and author of <i>The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression

Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read, and I have (unfortunately) read many. Sarah is full of expert advice while remaining grounded and incredibly human. Her vulnerability is her strength. And after reading, it will hopefully be yours too.

</i>Mark Manson, bestselling author of <i>The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Moving, sensitive and inspiring... this is comfort and serenity in book form.