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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Life (29 Dec. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 024197206X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241972069
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.8 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An outrageously witty and accessible guide for a healthier, happier life (Publisher's description)

A wonderful book full of passion and verve. Ruby Wax gives her unique take on the science and practice of mindfulness. She shows how to meet - face to face - all that life throws at us, and gives her own step by step guide to finding deep stillness in the midst of the chaos (Prof. Mark Williams)

Ruby Wax has written a guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful. Drawing on the latest science, she offers insightful, irreverent advice on how to improve every aspect of our lives, from our health and happiness to our relationships and careers. (Arianna Huffington)

So witty, clever and accessible you'll be devouring every word... there's no better place to start than with this sparkling gem of a book (Heat)

Whip-smart on the subject... she teaches the art of doing nothing in a way that doesn't send you to sleep (The Times)

Witty and accessible (Woman & Home)

This witty, smart and accessible read should be top of your reading list (Closer)

This frank, hilarious guide will make you laugh AND offers useful advice for everyone. Win-win (Look Magazine)

A beginner's guide to the science behind mindfulness (Sunday Times)

Well timed and combines a theoretical, practical and personal account of mindfulness... an easy, uplifting, humorous read (The Psychologist)

If the idea of mindfulness has always seemed a bit wishy-washy, you'll be pleased to know Ruby Wax once felt the same way. Now the comedienne has written a guide to mindfulness that is a sensible way to cope with stress (Yours Magazine)

Wax's guide comes infused with her characteristic wit (Mail on Sunday Event Magazine)

This gem of a read will point you towards a more contented way of life... her passion and dedication to mental health are evident in every page (The Lady)

An accessible guide to mindfulness from the comedian and cognitive therapist (S magazine, Sunday Express)

Ruby Wax shows how and why change is a good thing (Woman's Way)

Ruby Wax offers her own witty and accessible take on how mindfulness really can, in her view, change lives for the better (Choice Magazine)

[Ruby] has turned her own experiences into a life-affirming message for others (Sandi Toksvig on 'Sane New World')

She can make your ribs ache with laughter [and then] wrench your head round to see the darkness in the world and how to deal with it. No-one deserves to be recognised more... I adore her. (Joanna Lumley on 'Sane New World')

Ruby Wax has an extraordinary mind, and she has brought it to bear with trademark wit and searing honesty... A ruby beyond price (Stephen Fry on 'Sane New World')

Through humor and unbridled truth, Ruby Wax shares her journey to mindfulness, illuminating how it can improve our state of mind and change our brain for a healthier, happier life (Goldie Hawn on 'Sane New World')

Ruby Wax is brave, generous and hilarious - the perfect guide on a tour of the brain (Arianna Huffington on 'Sane New World')

Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny (Caitlin Moran on 'Sane New World')

Witty, wise and thought-provoking (Nigella Lawson on 'Sane New World')

Wonderful, painfully funny and instructive (Allison Pearson on 'Sane New World')

This manual for living must be read by everyone (Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL on 'Sane New World')

A very funny book about how to be calm and poised and not bonkers (Helen Fielding on 'Sane New World')

...Royally hauls a stigmatised fact of life kicking and laughing into the open (The Times on 'Sane New World')

Ruby Wax combines neuroscience with her usual eloquence, clarity and humour (Marjorie Wallace CBE, founder of SANE, on 'Sane New World')

Mental health sufferer Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect, and live in the moment (The i)

If you want to be a more cool, calm and collected version of yourself, then let Ruby Wax lead the way (...) a witty and relatable guide (Best Magazine)

Funny and personal anecdotes (...) even makes mindfulness seem fun (Radio Times)

Having suffered from depression herself, in this book she explores how modern living is causing us more stress and anxiety than ever as we know and see too much. Included are mindfulness exercises and tips for everyone from babies to adults; all with sound underlying scientific reasoning (Evening Standard)

About the Author

Ruby Wax is a comedian and TV writer who also holds a Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. She is the author of Sane New World and was recently awarded an OBE for services to mental health.


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By K on 24 Jan. 2016
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Loved it. Scientifcally interesting and funny. Thanks for sharing Ruby !
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Firstly - If you haven't read Sane New World: Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax then you MUST (but you don’t need to have read it to enjoy this book...).

This review does not say Verified Purchase as I was given it as a present and read it instantly.

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is yet another hilarious, well written and thought provoking read by Ruby Wax.

The word Mindfulness is everywhere at the moment - and Ruby explains exactly what it means, how to do it and why it’s so important to live "in the moment". The book includes a six week mindfulness course, which has been put together with the help of her Oxford university tutor, Professor Mark Williams - this includes mindful thinking, mindful movement, mindful eating. I'm guilty at not eating mindfully - unwrapping a chocolate bar and practically swallowing it hole without even looking at it let alone really tasting it.

You can tell she has really done her research and credit must also go to Joanna Bowen, the editor, who also edited Sane New World. The book is laced with humour and Ruby's own experiences - she is brilliant at making the complex subject of the brain easier to understand. There is something for everyone in this book - parents / teenagers / teachers.... and even if you aren't one of those (I'm not), it is one of those books I will go back to again and again as it’s such a good manual for mindful and healthier living.

It’s no wonder she has earned herself an OBE.
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Love this mindfulness guide which is easy to read and written by someone that most of us can identify with. Very useful to also dip in and out of when the going gets tough.
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What a brilliant book. Written with the wit that only Ruby could managed, a must read for all of us who lie awake at night with heads spinning like a tumble dryer.
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Please do yourself a favour, be kind to yourself and buy this book, then tell everyone else to do the same. Make this world a better place if you can. I knew this woman would tell us how it is...how it is to finally find peace from unnecessary emotional suffering. I love you Ruby Wax!
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Absolutely brilliant book - easy to read and in places warmly funny about situations that are not funny when you are personally experiencing them, but the humour helps to put some perspective on the situation. Thank you Ruby
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Brilliant book as was her last. Filled with humour about a serious and life changing thing, that we could all do with more of, peace in a mad world!
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Loved the foist book but this was disappointing, a third of the book is mindfullness for children, that is not made clear at all and lots of repetition, all in all a very expensive book with very poor content
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