When was the last time that reading the news made you feel good?
I know what you're thinking, is it some kind of macabre joke? Has she been in a coma? How can Ruby Wax write a book about good news when the world is facing the worst disaster since the Plague?
Let me explain. I began writing in 2018, back when the world's worries were somewhat different. Climate change, greedy bankers, exam results, crap politicians, mental health: these are still HUGE ISSUES, but even the ancient soothsayers reading pig entrails couldn't have predicted this.
This is my new mission: to share the green shoots of hope peeping through the soil of civilization. Literacy is at an all-time high, world-hunger is likely to be eradicated this century, technological improvements are saving lives - just to scratch the surface. I've talked to everyone from leaders to scientists to tech geniuses. I've done the research and practiced what I preach. And my conclusion? Behind the clouds, the sun still shines.
So here's to the shoots - may they become a blueprint for how the world can shift for the good. Hopefully we'll learn from them.
With this marvellous book, Ruby Wax has confirmed her position as one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human mental health, happiness and fulfilment.
Ruby has beautifully fused neurology and spirituality and given us a means to cope with operating both a mind and a brain
A guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful
I think at this point in time we're all in need of as much good news as we can get! Ruby can always be guaranteed to lift your spirits!
In a world of relentlessly worrying news, finally a moment of good. I adored reading And Now for the Good News - truly there is hope
I adored interviewing Ruby: she has such a fizzing, uniquely vibrant and clever way of thinking about things. And I've wanted her on the podcast for ages because she does such important work
Easy-to-read and interesting take on (...) what's good in the world
In her imitable style, Ruby describes her global journey to hunt out people inventing a better world (...) self-compassion is at the heart of Ruby's philosophy
It's the antidote to all Covid angst life anxieties & proves that optimism is not an eye disease
I am reading and finding on every page a delicious morsel
Comedian and mental health guru Ruby Wax recommends steering clear of life-altering new year's resolutions. Here's why...
Ruby Wax joins David Baddiel in the Penguin studio to talk about her book A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.
In this extract from A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax tells us why she fell out of love with Mesopotamian history, and describes the ways in which our education system is failing to prepare young people for a mentally healthy life.