New York Times bestselling author of I Quit Sugar Sarah Wilson talks to Helen McCabe about her newest offering, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, which tackles anxiety with searing honesty and insight. Sarah has had anxiety her whole life, and she seeks to encourage fellow sufferers to embrace the possibilities the condition can offer. She challenges accepted definitions of anxiety, and re-frames it as a spiritual quest rather than an affliction, which can ultimately lead to a better life.

Sarah Wilson (Australian)

Sarah Wilson is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur. Her journalism career spanned 20 years and included the editorship of Cosmopolitan and hosting the first series of MasterChef Australia, the highest-rating show in Australian TV history. SheÕs the author of the New York Times bestselling books including I Quit Sugar, which is sold in 46 countries and in 12 languages. In her latest work, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Sarah pulls at the thread of accepted definitions of anxiety, and unravels the notion that it is a difficult, dangerous disease. Instead she reframes anxiety as a quest rather than an affliction, that will lead us closer to what really matters.