How to Be Human: The Manual
In How to be Human, Ruby Wax tries to come up with some answers to that niggling question about how we can learn to like and love ourselves. With the input of a Buddhist monk (an expert on our inner lives) and a neuroscientist (an expert on the brain), Ruby explores how to find happiness in the modern world - despite the constant bombardment of bad news, the need to choose between 5,000 different types of toothpaste, and the loneliness of having hundreds of friends who we've never met and don't know us.
Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by scientific authority, How to be Human is the only guide you need for building a healthy, happy relationship with yourself.
Ruby Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with trademark wit and searing honesty -- Stephen Fry Everything Ruby Wax touches becomes gold -- Joanna Lumley A guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful -- Arianna Huffington on 'A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled' Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny -- Caitlin Moran on 'Sane New World' A wonderful book full of passion and verve -- Prof. Mark Williams on 'A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled' A very funny book about how to be calm and poised and not bonkers -- Helen Fielding on 'Sane New World' Witty, wise and thought-provoking -- Nigella Lawson on 'Sane New World'
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.