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And Now For The Good News...

by Ruby Wax

And Now For The Good News... Synopsis

'I LOVED it!' Claudia Winkleman on Twitter 'This book couldn't be more needed right now!' Nigella Lawson on Twitter ______________ When was the last time that reading the news made you feel good? Dear Reader, 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. Love, Ruby

And Now For The Good News... Press Reviews

The book the world NEEDS right now by one of my heroes * Scarlett Curtis * Inspirational * Jewish Chronicle * A book celebrating what's good in the world (...) despite Covid-19, climate change and general political nastiness, there's so much good stuff going on. And we can improve our lives by leaps and bounds if we embrace it * Woman's Weekly * I loved it! * Claudia Winkleman on Twitter * This book couldn't be more needed right now! * Nigella Lawson on Twitter * A new book by Ruby is in itself Good News! It sounds like a tonic for the universal malaise * Ian McKellen on Twitter * This is a good read by my friend Ruby Wax and it's actually positive about the future, which I must say isn't something that often occurs to me about the future. Also, it's funny which I think is very important. And finally, Ruby has neither paid me, blackmailed me or threatened me to make me say this * Jo Brand on Instagram * @Rubywax's New book is out on 17th September and it's GOOD NEWS. She explores the goodness out there and how to cultivate it * Miranda Hart * It is nice even to think about Good News. Thank you for the book @Rubywax! * Neil Gaiman on Twitter * I am reading and finding on every page a delicious morsel * Celia Imrie on Twitter * It's the antidote to all Covid angst life anxieties & proves that optimism is not an eye disease * Kathy Lette * 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 * Waitrose Magazine * Easy-to-read and interesting take on (...) what's good in the world * People Magazine * 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 * Elizabeth Day * 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 * Emma Freud * 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! * Annie Lennox *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241400654
Publication date: 1st June 2020
Author: Ruby Wax
Publisher: Penguin Life an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Popular psychology, Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice, Self-help & personal development, Coping with stress, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation, Memory improvement & thinking techniques, Philosophy of mind,

About Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax is a successful comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. Ruby additionally holds a Master's degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. She is the author of books Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, and has toured all over the world with the accompanying one-woman shows. Both books have reached the number one spot on The Sunday Times bestsellers list. She has 145k followers on Twitter.

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