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D7 Ruby Wax: Navigating Tough Times

The Bath Festival 2024

The Guildhall

Much-loved comedian Ruby Wax opens up about her unflinchingly honest story of her struggles with mental health and different treatments over the years in I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was. She talks to positive psychologist, Miriam Akhtar (The Little Book of Happiness) and reveals her top tips for navigating life’s toughest moments and trying to stay sane in an increasingly chaotic world, and provides guidance and reassurance to anyone confronting their own anticipated, or unanticipated, struggles with mental health. 

Praise for I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was

‘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’  - Fearne Cotton

‘Not only will this book make you feel less alone, it also might just change your life’ - Scarlett Curtis

‘If you buy only one book this year, make it this one. Brilliant, heartbreakingly funny and painful: I couldn’t put it down’ - Joanna Lumley

Ruby Wax is a comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. Ruby additionally holds a Masters’ degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. To date, Ruby has sold over one million copies of her books worldwide. 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, along with a third book, How to Be Human: The Manual. In March 2017 she launched Frazzled café in partnership with Marks & Spencer and has been running daily sessions online at during the coronavirus lockdown.



D7 Ruby Wax: Navigating Tough Times