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- File Size: 3219 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (25 Jan. 2018)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0769STV7N
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 518 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #41,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ruby has beautifully fused neurology and spirituality and given us a means to cope with operating both a mind and a brain. If this mental upgrade works then all other books will become defunct as we repose in bliss. (Russell Brand)
How to Be Human is, without exaggeration, a lifeline; wise, practical and funny, it is a handbook for those in despair. It is actually for everyone alive, for the curious, or disillusioned or muddled or just plain happy. Ruby, the Monk and the Neuroscientist are today's Magi. (Joanna Lumley)
Ruby Wax is a stitch. And this stitch can make you laugh while showing you some exceedingly useful things to heal and transform your life. What she is pointing to is way too serious to take too seriously. Seriously! (Jon kabat-Zinn)
As I expected its funny and thoroughly readable but what I hadn't expected was that it would change the way I think about how I think. Remarkable work from Miss Wax (Jennifer Saunders)
Ready to laugh and cry as you dive deeply into what it means to be human? Guiding us across evolution, from the far past into the present and even preparing us for the future, Ruby Wax and her neuroscientist and meditating monk colleagues provide us with a science-informed, practical, and humorous guide that is as hysterical as it is profound. Be prepared to feel your way into well-being with this magnificent blending of entertainment and education into the nature of our minds' thoughts, feelings, and identity as you explore and expand who really you are. (Daniel J. Siegel)
A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about minds and bodies and brains and mindfulness I've ever encountered. A triangulation on what it means to be human. Utterly readable and surprisingly wise. (Neil Gaiman)
Ruby Wax has spent a lifetime trying to be human.... with this book, she's so very nearly there... (Dawn French)
This is a present for your head and your heart. Do yourself a favour and read it, you'll love it (Davina McCall)
A guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful (Arianna Huffington on 'A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled') --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
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.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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The answer is knowing that those thoughts that ramble on constantly, aren’t actually us. We are more than our thoughts, so much more. Ruby teams up with a neuroscientist and a buddhist monk to clearly explain how we get in our own way, and how to get out of it. What makes this book different to modern Mindfulness books is its laugh-out-loud humour. That’s not just Ruby, her compatriots are just as funny. Frankly if they took this threesom on tour I’d be first in line for a ticket. Along with this is some excellent mindfulness practices. The great think about mindfulness meditation is you can largely practice anywhere (in the shower, eating a meal, gardening, walking), it can be easily incorporated into your day. The more you practice the better you’ll be at being the master, and not the slave, to your thoughts.
A great book that shows the title is no joke. Who knew we were so rubbish at being humans?
This book combines humour, science, philosophy, and practical life examples in a unique and easily readable way. It aims to enhance your experience of life by helping you understand your experiences and the way they affect your emotions. There are also practical exercises at the back of the book to help you get more from life.
Everybody will take something different from this book, so it is easier to say just read it, and you will be moved and very glad that you did.
i my daughter is studying phycology and loves it -
It’s now being passed around the family.
Ruby’s narrative is engaging throughout and the banter and exchanges of views and experiences helps the reader to explore the subject in a very personal way. Helped me to stop and take time to reflect and also to participate in the exercises.
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I expected a lot more, seems to be a whole lot of very boring short stories, maybe I missed the point??
Had on or two humorous lines but overall disappointing and waste of money.
I was so disappointed, I end up deleting it from my kindle.
I red a few pages too and is a cool book.
Arrived long before the forecast :)
Get the book and listen to the audio book. Ms. Wax is very entertaining and insightful and so deep. The book is great for reference and the audio book in particular is worth listening over and over again. Mindfulness really works and this book is life changing!
In addition, learn about the authors' lives, about yourself and then learn & know that I/WE CAN do something about it!
Ruby Wax is one of my heroes! Thank you,!!!
And if this is meant as an effort to get me interested in mindfulness it's counter-effective.
Although there are some "nice to knows" in general the book disappointed me.