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I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was by Ruby Wax
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I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was

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Length 6 hours 12 minutes
Language English
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Checking into a psychiatric institution wasn't exactly on Ruby Wax's agenda for 2022 - writing about it wasn't either, but here we are. These days, trying to stay sane in a completely chaotic world makes life incredibly difficult, especially if you're struggling with your mental health. While searching for inner peace and equanimity amidst global chaos, Ruby realises that, ultimately, the most challenging gauntlet we all must face is ourselves.

I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was is Ruby's most honest and raw book to date - an insight into the depths of her psyche, and a stark exploration of what trauma can do to someone. Reflecting on years of personal and professional experience, she opens up to readers about her struggles with mental health and different treatments over the years, hoping to provide reassurance and guidance to anyone confronting their own anticipated, or unanticipated, struggles with mental health.

©2023 Ruby Wax (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Ruby Wax (Author, Reader)
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. She has over 150k followers on Twitter.

Ruby Wax (Author, Reader)
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. She has over 150k followers on Twitter.

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Reviews

Not only will this book make you feel less alone, it also might just change your life If you buy only one book this year, make it this one. Brilliant, heartbreakingly funny and painful: I couldn't put it down A book about ways to find yourself, from someone who knows that she is lost. I'm glad this book exists An exceptional account on mental health from a true tour de force. We're all a little messed up in our own ways, but we should all strive to be as fabulously fearless as Ruby Nobody can make the serious funny and the funny serious quite like Ruby. It's why she is so important to the mental-health debate One of the most powerful books of the year An unflinchingly honest account An open account of the benefits of therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, can only benefit readers and the book is a firm reminder that everyone can struggle Follow Wax on the winding road on which she tries to find herself, where you'll encounter many side-splitting laughs, the odd tear and no doubt fragments of yourself along the way There is no-one as witty, inspiring and frank as Ruby Wax when it comes to mental health - this book provides a brutally honest and thoughtful insight into Wax's journey, including conversations with therapists and the highs and lows of fame A typically sharp read, full of wit and brutally honest observations [Ruby Wax] is a force of nature, but also like so many of us, an incredibly fragile one [...] Her latest book is possibly her most honest yet. Expand reviews
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