American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal
“An intimate, honest, accountable, and thorough invitation into healing” — adrienne maree brown, author ofPleasure Activism
“This book is a powerhouse.” — Ashley Judd
The myth of wellness is a lie. And until we learn to confront and dismantle its toxic systems, we can’t ever be well.
Better, stronger, healthier, whole—the wellness industry promises us that with enough intention, investment, and positive thinking, we’ll unlock our best selves and find meaning and purpose in a chaotic and confusing world.
The problem? It’s a lie.
The industry soars upwards of $650 billion a year, but we’re still isolated, insecure, and inequitable. “Wellness” isn’t making us well; it’s making us worse.
It diverts our attention and holds us back from asking the questions thatdo help us heal:Who gets to be well in America? Who’s harmed—and who’s left out? And…