Dundurn Press is thrilled to announce that The Perfect Medicine by Brodie Ramin is a finalist for the 2022 Ottawa Book Awards in the English non-fiction category. Congratulations Brodie!
The Perfect Medicine explores the science of running and exercise and provides advice on how to maximize its benefits and be your best self. After rediscovering the joy of running in his early thirties, Dr. Ramin became fascinated by the activity. This book takes the reader on a personal journey of discovery, traces the evolution of running, shares strategies to get fit and run faster, and shows how exercise can even help people recover from addiction and mental health conditions.
Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published in the previous year. Both languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction. All shortlisted finalists receive $1,000 and each winner receives a prize of $7,500. Winners of the 2022 Ottawa Book Awards will be announced at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe(link is external) on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m, hosted by the Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa. To find out more about the awards, click here.
Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addictions physician who uses exercise as a tool to improve the physical and mental health of his patients. His previous book, The Age of Fentanyl, was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. Dr. Ramin lives in Ottawa, where he is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa.