Snake Oil

Snake Oil

The Art of Healing and Truth-telling

Book - 2013 | First trade edition.
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Becca Stevens calls herself a "snake oil seller": She takes natural oils, mixes them with a good story, sells them in an open market and believes they help to heal the world. Becca is the founder of Thistle Farms, one of the most successful examples in the US of a social enterprise whose mission is the work force. She is also the founder of its residential program, Magdalene. The women of Magdalene/Thistle Farms have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction, and the natural body care products they manufacture-balms, soaps, and lotions-aid in their own healing as well as that of the people who buy them. The book weaves together the beginnings of the enterprise with individual stories from Becca's own journey as well as 20 women in the community.
Publisher: New York : Jericho Books, 2013.
Edition: First trade edition.
ISBN: 9781455519057
1455519057
Branch Call Number: 615.532 STEVENS
Characteristics: xiii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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