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Ruby Wax

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TV celebrity and national treasure Ruby Wax joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her new book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled.

©2016 Audible Studios (P)2016 Audible Studios

Narrator: Ruby Wax
Author: Robin Morgan
Length: 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Ruby Wax's No-Brainer: It's All in the Mind

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Could we be happier? Calmer? Better human beings?  In this Audible Original, Ruby Wax hunts down her heroes - brain scientists - in the UK and across America, to learn more about what makes us tick: why we get stressed, how we feel pain, what makes us addicted - and has a lot of fun along the way.   She faces death with Past Mortems author Carla Valentine, explores how video games affect our attention with gamification expert Gabe Zichermann, and discovers the benefits of vaginal smearing with Professor Tim Spector. Natural Born Learners author Alex Beard reveals what teenagers really need to know for a good education and visitors to a New York soup kitchen help Ruby confront her fear of compassion.  In No-Brainer Ruby draws on memories of her own difficult childhood and long history of depression and makes you laugh out loud with her frank observations and anarchic questions. You’ll learn a lot about your brain, and hear a ton of advice on how to use it better.

©2018 Ruby Wax (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Ruby Wax
Author: Ruby Wax
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Sane New World

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Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.

©2013 Waxworks Ltd (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Ruby Wax
Author: Ruby Wax
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Crackanory (Series 2)

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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers. What happens when you unexpectedly become the first cleaner in space? What if it turns out that the local TV weatherman can control the weather? Ten star narrators entertain us with fascinating and amusing stories. This series features Ruby Wax, Emilia Fox, Sue Perkins, Vic Reeves and David Baddiel among others.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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How to Be Human: The Manual

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to be Human: The Manual written and read by Ruby Wax with Ash Ranpura and Gelong Thubten. It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you're on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive, yet most of us aren't. What's gone wrong? We've started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans. We're so used to upgrading things like our iPhones: as soon as the new one comes out, we don't think twice, we dump it. (Many people I know are now on iWife4 or iHusband8, the motto being, if it's new, it's better.) We can't stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we're on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, we'll still, fingers crossed, have our minds, which, hopefully, we'll be able to use for things like compassion rather than chasing what's 'better', and if we can do that we're on the yellow brick road to happiness. I wrote this book with a little help from a monk, who explains how the mind works and also gives some mindfulness exercises, and a neuroscientist who explains what makes us 'us' in the brain. We answer every question you've ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you'll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.

©2017 Ruby Wax (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

Author: Ruby Wax
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible