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  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241972069
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled




An inspiring, provocative and accessible guide to mindfulness from comedian and neuroscientist Ruby Wax

**The number one bestseller, with over 150,000 copies sold, which kick-started a mindfulness revolution**

'Ruby Wax has written a guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful' Arianna Huffington

'We are all frazzled, all of us...'

Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us.

In A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby 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. It's an easy-to-understand introduction to mindfulness, weaved together with Ruby's trademark wit and humour.

Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You've nothing to lose but your stress...

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

  • Published: 3 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241972069
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax's acting and presenting career has spanned stage and screen, and her writing talent has created some of our favourite television comedies, from Girls on Top to Absolutely Fabulous. With a Masters from Oxford in mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Ruby is now also a mental health campaigner and author.

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Praise for A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

...Royally hauls a stigmatised fact of life kicking and laughing into the open

The Times on 'Sane New World'

[Ruby] has turned her own experiences into a life-affirming message for others

Sandi Toksvig on 'Sane New World'

A beginner's guide to the science behind mindfulness

Sunday Times

A very funny book about how to be calm and poised and not bonkers

Helen Fielding on 'Sane New World'

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

An accessible guide to mindfulness from the comedian and cognitive therapist

S magazine, Sunday Express

Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny

Caitlin Moran on 'Sane New World'

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

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'

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

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 Wax shows how and why change is a good thing

Woman's Way

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

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

Look 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

This manual for living must be read by everyone

Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis at UCL on 'Sane New World'

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

Closer

Wax's guide comes infused with her characteristic wit

Mail on Sunday Event Magazine

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

The Psychologist

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

Witty, wise and thought-provoking

Nigella Lawson on 'Sane New World'

Wonderful, painfully funny and instructive

Allison Pearson 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'

Ruby Wax is brave, generous and hilarious - the perfect guide on a tour of the brain

Arianna Huffington 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'

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'

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