Wax­ing lyri­cal

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Ageing With Attitude -

How to be Hu­man: The man­ual, by Ruby Wax, €11.86 CO­ME­DIAN and men­tal health cam­paigner Ruby Wax is now aged 65, so ar­guably at an ap­pro­pri­ate stage of life — as the ti­tle sug­gests — to at­tempt to ex­plore some an­swers to that nig­gling ques­tion, about who we are. But it is a very big ques­tion of course and as well as re­veal­ing some of her own very per­sonal his­tory re­gard­ing her fam­ily ori­gins, she draws on the knowl­edge of a monk for in­sight into our in­ner lives and a neu­ro­sci­en­tist in re­la­tion to the brain. Bring­ing the com­bi­na­tion of her wit and her back­ground in men­tal health, this book should in­ter­est those seek­ing some an­swers for them­selves — though they may not nec­es­sar­ily find so­lu­tions.

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