And Now For The Good News
Penguin General UK, Penguin Life
17 Sep 2020
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.
Hmm… Ruby Wax… who doesn’t like her humor? I did and that’s a reason I started this book.
There’s also a fact that people change in all kind of directions… it looks like Wax has become an… advocate for mental health or so… She rambles in this book, ungrounded statements and suspicious ideas. She’s not turned religious or did she? I don’t know and do not want to know either. I’d slam the door shut if she’d stand there on a Sunday morning.