Ruby Wax

Press Announcement

News for release: Friday 15th May 2020




When was the last time that reading the news made you feel good?

Penguin Life today announce the much-anticipated new book by the number one bestselling, author of How to Be Human: the Manual, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Sane New World and How do You Want Me?, Ruby Wax.

Called And Now For The Good News…To the Future with Love, it is the comedian and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax’s fifth book, due to be published in the UK and Ireland on 17th September 2020. The striking new cover is also revealed across Ruby’s social media channels today, where her many followers on Twitter and facebook enjoy her words of wisdom on mental health, well-being and, currently, on how we can look after ourselves during the coronavirus crisis.

In her previous book, How to Be Human: the Manual, Ruby presented us with a guide through the chaos of the 21st century and a user’s manual for surviving life. Now, in

And Now for the Good News…To the Future with Love, she’s searched out the green shoots in business, technology, education, community, health and food that may be sprouting even now and, if we tend to them with care, they may just bloom into a spectacular future. The way to stop living in such a climate of fear is to turn our attention to the possible and positive.

In her own inimitable words, Ruby Wax says:

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


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 and a third book, How to Be Human: the manual was also a major bestseller. In March 2017 she launched Frazzled café in partnership with Marks & Spencer and in November 2017, she was announced as the president of the UK’s leading relationship support charity Relate. 

Leadership Training

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