Are You My Guru?

Are You My Guru?

How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life

Book - 2010
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From the author of The Fat Girl's Guide to Life --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?

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Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, c2010
ISBN: 9780451229946
Branch Call Number: 362.196 SHA 2010 22
Characteristics: 289 p

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arkygirl72
Jun 16, 2015

It was wonderful to come across a book that so closely mirrors my own ups and downs with an auto-immune disease. She writes with humour, passion and compassion, not an easy accomplishment. I am grateful to her for taking the time to share her story and in the process helping others, like me, to feel better and laugh.

Leonora63 Aug 07, 2013

I am two thirds into this book, and I can tell you is fun. I always enjoy reading memoirs of people that not only have a story to tell, but that know how to write. Wendy Shanker knows how to laugh at herself. If you have a chronic health condition, this story will lift your spirits. Good read foe anyone though.

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