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Brought to you by Penguin.  

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

Dear Listener,  

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 civilisation. 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 practised 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

©2020 Ruby Wax (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Food For Thought

I got so inspired by this book, learnt a lot and got the hunger for more knowledge on a range of topics.

Although honest and at times confronting, this book gave me realistic hope and a bit of restores faith, in this sometimes not so wise species we are.

I'd love to start a Frazzled Cafe in Australia and look to open my own eco-village one day (one with domestic animals, which seems hard to find) and this book made me realise that people are doing it and succeeding.

Thanks for the good news Ruby.

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another brilliant book!

thank you Ruby for another, thought provoking, humour laced wonderful read. To you with love

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  • stuartja
  • 01-01-2021

One hitch with the Audible Version

Only part way through this book and really enjoying however finding hard to follow through on resources/places Ruby mentions in this book due to the fact that you don't see them in written form or maybe mishear them. A pdf of resource references would be good to include for readers /listeners to download

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  • Dee
  • 07-10-2020

another belter ☺️

I was so looking forward to yet another fabulously written and read book by Ruby Wax and I was not disappointed....every book is an education ,a joy ,a giggle and more importantly, a huge eye opener !....keep going Ruby , there a joy and there's a lesson to be learnt by all with every chapter !!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-2021

A must read!!

Written from the gut... humouress without boundaries, compassion heartfelt and Mindful to make you hit the pause button! Ruby got this so right written from the soul!! what do you expect..I'm a therapist.. congratulations Ruby..great read and hope more listen and Act

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  • Tamsin Louise Jones
  • 29-01-2021

Ruby Wax just gets it...everytime

I've read all of Ruby's Books..however this one came with a much needed factual positivity about the future without being to airy fairy (not that Ruby Wax could ever do that) I've researched so much pressure into future technology since reading this and it broadened my mind into looking at the future

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2021

HOPE and laughter 😌

I loved every minute of this thought provoking and insightful book. Listening to Ruby narrate, added that special touch, with her excellent comic delivery. A perfect remedy for these uncertain times. Bravo

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  • Stephen
  • 06-01-2021

Superb!

Thank you Ruby for a fantastic audiobook and perfect timing for me at the start of 2021. It was a light of hope amongst the negative news that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. It’s heartwarming to hear about positive projects and a great starting point for me to find out where I can help.

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  • Louise J Brind
  • 09-12-2020

Refreshingly factual AND humorous

Loved how Ruby just wrote from her heart. Loads of facts about how we are killing the planet on which we live but also stories of human kindness , innovative ideas and environment change initiatives . Loved it and great it was Ruby narrating.

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  • Marie
  • 02-12-2020

A wonderful dose of positivity

A thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring insight into the future. And witty as always. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-2020

refreshing read in current climate

loved this book focussing on what is inspirational in today's world and also very entertaining

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  • MJ
  • 14-10-2020

Nobody tells it quiet like Ruby👏🏻

Great listen and insightful vision to the future. Packed full of interesting observations and facts

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