Sinha’s second novel, after The White Coat Diaries (2020), is a thrill ride that comments on our fascination with the wellness industry, as one doctor uncovers the dangerous secrets lurking beneath the facade of a women’s health and wellness clinic.
AT LEAST YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH follows an Indian-American gynecologist who stumbles into the world of concierge medicine, where wealthy and powerful women dictate their own healthcare regimens with fancy vitamins, alternative medicine, and other outlandish remedies that aren’t based on science.
It’s not long before this doctor discovers that the practice,
along with the high-end supplements and deep cleanses she’s been
prescribing, may be more dangerous than any cure these women are
PRAISE FOR AT LEAST YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH:
“Sharply observed and
laugh-out-loud funny, this cautionary tale about the Goop-ification of
modern medicine brilliantly blends satire, suspense, and genuine heart.”—Laura
Hankin, author of A Special Place for Women
“Madi Sinha deftly blends humor into a heartwarming and sometimes heart-wrenching portrayal of medicine and motherhood and social inequity. I was riveted.”—Kimmery Martin, author of Doctors and Friends
“At Least You Have Your Health is an absolute gem of a read. Sinha exposes necessary truths through fully realized characters about a world increasingly polarized in its definition of a successful life...A necessary and captivating novel.”—Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable
"Scorchingly honest, funny and poignant, and all too realistic, Madi Sinha's novel At Least You Have Your Health brings to bear all that is wrong with the word "wellness" when it gets into the wrong hands. In a world where privileged women will spare no expense for an IV drip or a lost pound, Sinha has mined the real issues driving the quest for the perfect everything that cripples so many women. Her narrator is the relatable, flawed, doing-her-best friend we all need in our lives."—Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
“A suspenseful and spot-on tale that tackles success, motherhood and privilege with great humor and poignancy. It grabbed me from page one!”—Jane Rosen, author of Eliza Starts a Rumor
"A compelling, utterly addictive and timely read that challenges our toxic fascination with the wellness movement and the wealthy, and poses important questions on race and privilege when accessing healthcare."—Lauren Ho, author of Last Tang Standing
ABOUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE YOUR HEALTH:
Dr. Maya Rao built her career as a gynecologist to serve, educate, and empower women.
In addition to her demanding job, she juggles care for her three small children and copes with the trauma of a mistake buried deep in her professional past.
One day, the stress becomes too much for Maya to handle – and Maya is forced to walk away from her job at the hospital.
Despondent and scrambling for a new opportunity, Maya is thrilled when a fellow mom at her daughter’s school approaches her with an offer. Amelia DeGilles, well-to-do entrepreneur and socialite, has founded Eunoia Women’s Health: a concierge wellness clinic that specializes in house calls for its elite clientele in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Amelia has been searching for a gynecologist to make her business complete – it’s the perfect remedy for both women.No vitamin infusion or healing crystal is too expensive for Eunoia’s patients, and despite her years of medical training and expertise, Maya finds herself catering to every whim with flashy, unproven treatments – odd birthing ceremonies and curative mind journeys included. As Maya forms a friendship with the beautiful, successful Amelia, she may be overlooking the scandalous secrets at the heart of the very organization she’s been working for – and putting at risk the lives of the women she so desperately aims to help.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Madi Sinha is a physician and the author of The White Coat Diaries. She lives in New Jersey with her family.
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