24 JANUARY 2020 at 7 PM / TALK & BOOK SIGNING
Pilar Gerasimo - The Healthy Deviant
“The Way of The Healthy Deviant”
Newsflash: We now live in a society that reliably produces more unhealthy people than healthy ones. Within a society where illness, anxiety, and depression are the prevailing norms, what does it mean to be one of the few people to buck those unhealthy odds? It means bucking a lot of your society’s norms and rejecting a lot of its conventional health prescriptions. It also means acknowledging a disturbing truth: If you aren’t breaking the rules, you’re probably breaking yourself.
That’s the simple, provocative philosophy behind one seasoned health journalist’s quest to reframe healthy choices as creative, heroic, empowering act of social rebellion. Rejecting the notion that health improvement is all about diet and exercise, Gerasimo demonstrates how we can leave tired, counterproductive health-improvement models behind, and instead carve more direct and rewarding paths toward our own ideals of resilience and vitality. Starting now.
The Healthy Deviant is a guide to wellness that's full of commonsense advice designed to jump-start healthy habits for those who need extra guidance and instruction.
This special event will take place on Friday, 24 January 2019 at 7 PM. Please make your reservations by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.