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

Dear Reader,

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 civilization. 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 practiced 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

© Ruby Wax 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Critics Review

  • I think at this point in time we’re all in need of as much good news as we can get! Ruby can always be guaranteed to lift your spirits!

    Annie Lennox
  • In a world of relentlessly worrying news, finally a moment of good. I adored reading And Now for the Good News – truly there is hope

    Emma Freud
  • I adored interviewing Ruby: she has such a fizzing, uniquely vibrant and clever way of thinking about things. And I’ve wanted her on the podcast for ages because she does such important work

    Elizabeth Day
  • Easy-to-read and interesting take on (…) what’s good in the world

    People Magazine
  • In her imitable style, Ruby describes her global journey to hunt out people inventing a better world (…) self-compassion is at the heart of Ruby’s philosophy

    Waitrose Magazine
  • It’s the antidote to all Covid angst life anxieties & proves that optimism is not an eye disease

    Kathy Lette

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