Regular price: $20.24

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $20.24

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she'd never had cancer.
In 2015, journalists uncovered the truth: this hero of the wellness world, with over 200,000 followers, international book deals and a best-selling smartphone app, was a fraud. She had lied about having cancer - to her family and friends, to her business partners and publishers, and to the hundreds of thousands of people, including genuine cancer survivors, who were inspired by her Instagram posts.
Written by the same multiaward-winning journalists who uncovered the details of Gibson's lies, The Woman Who Fooled the World tracks the 23-year-old's rise to fame and fall from grace. Told through interviews with the people who know her best, it unravels the mystery and motivation behind this deception and follows the public reaction to a scandal that made headlines around the world.
The Woman Who Fooled the World explores the lure of alternative cancer treatments, the cottage industry flourishing behind the wellness and 'clean eating' movements and the power of social media. It documents the devastating impact this con had on Gibson's fans and on people suffering from cancer. Ultimately, it answers not just how but why Gibson was able to fool so many.
©2017 Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-23-18

informative & food for thought

an engaging piece of writing, beautiful descriptions which enables the reader to fully appreciate the gravity of the deception. an important piece of work indeed.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 01-19-18

Such a well researched book

The story in itself is riveting but it's so well written and performed that it's easily one of the best books on the decade. You won't be putting it down!

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Holly Priddis on 02-25-18

Engaging story although very sad

Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman Who Fooled the World to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version

What does James Saunders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narration brings a lot of personality to the telling of the story, he was very easy to listen to and narrated well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were many moments in the book that were incredibly moving given the nature of the storyline. I felt extraordinarily sad for Belle, her lack of insight into her actions were difficult to listen to. The stories of those who live/have lived with brain cancer are particularly touching

Any additional comments?

A very well written book, I enjoyed the entire book. The narrator made it particularly enjoyable to listen to.

Read More Hide me
See all Reviews
© Copyright 1997 - 2018 Audible, Inc