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10 QUESTIONS FOR AUTHORS | ‘Searching for joy’ – Melinda Ferguson on her new book, Bamboozled

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Melinda Ferguson and Joe the dog. (Photo: Supplied)
Melinda Ferguson and Joe the dog. (Photo: Supplied)

10 Questions: Melinda Feguson

After a near-fatal car accident, Melinda Ferguson – author of the bestselling Smacked and two other books on addiction and recovery – finds herself shattered by post-traumatic stress. She decides to try psilocybin mushrooms to ease her anxiety, which leads to a life-changing spiritual adventure, as she describes in her new memoir, Bamboozled (Melinda Ferguson Books). Then the world is hit by Covid-19. Escaping, Ferguson finds her dream house in the Matroosberg mountains, but then a beautiful woman is brutally murdered two doors away. What sometimes looks like heaven can transform into hell in an instant, and now she's forced to ask herself: what is freedom, truth and joy? 

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