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Joan's picks: You are Here and Magic Pill

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Sun, 12 May 2024, 1:38pm

Joan's picks: You are Here and Magic Pill

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 12 May 2024, 1:38pm

You are Here by David Nicholls – Marnie and Michael are brought together by a mutual friend. Marnie doesn’t get out much and feels as though life is passing her by – and Michael’s a newly separated teacher trying to survive in his new single life. They embark on a hike across the Lake District - the landscape in this book is vivid and real, you could be walking it yourself - and as they find their place in the world, so too do they find their place together. From the author of One Day which is currently popular on Netflix - David Nicholls has written another masterclass about the roads down which life can lead you. 

Magic Pill by Johann Hari. This is a look at the new diet drugs which are gaining huge popularity, in particular Ozempic – which the author started taking himself to understand the benefits as well as any down sides, and it’s a very personal look at it. The drugs are so new that no one knows what the long term impacts might be, but in the meantime Ozempic, in particular, has become a new fashion item, magically helping people lose huge amounts of weight and appearing to transform their lives. 

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