Naked Imperfection: A Memoir

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"Gill Deacon's memoir is the story of a young mother who endures a harrowing illness and finds her way to a truth we all need to understand. This is a fierce life, beautifully examined, and not to be missed." 

— Linda Spalding, Governor General's Award-winning author of The Purchase

"A fearless and funny book about cancer and survival that dissects the assumptions behind our toxin-fed, health-obsessed culture along the way, uncovering a core truth—that a great deal of our anxiety about the state of the planet is a proxy for the existential terror borne of our utter lack of control over our own fate. It is to Gill Deacon's credit as a storyteller that such a dark journey seems almost whimsical in her recounting." 

— Chris Turner, author of The War on Science and The Leap

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There's Lead in Your Lipstick

"Gill Deacon's There's Lead in Your Lipstick is a wake up call for women of all ages to look beneath the gloss of the beauty industry. Essential reading."  

   — Emily Haines, lead singer Metric

I love this book! Thank you to Gillian Deacon for your bravery in writing such an honest and comprehensive book about what we all need to know about the products we put on our bodies.

   — Stacy Malkan, co-founder Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and author "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry"

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Green for Life

‘Green for Life’ is a helpful guide that helps you see the very simple things you can do in every part of your every day, that will positively impact our future. We must all play our part and take action. So read it, and start making decisions today that embed sustainable ways of living. Our children and our planet will be eternally grateful.”
—Sir Richard Branson

“This is a great resource. Every household should have one. ”
—Sarah Harmer

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Gill has also written for The Globe&Mail, Elle Magazine, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, and The Montreal Gazette.