Ruby Wax I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was


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An honest and refreshing new exploration of mental health from mindfulness expert Ruby Wax.

Bestselling author and comedian, Ruby Wax, takes a candid, dark, and witty dive through her life and personal experiences with mental health, providing solace and advice for anyone out there who realises they aren't as well as they thought they were.

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, rawest 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.

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

'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

'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

'A book about ways to find yourself, from someone who knows that she is lost. I'm glad this book exists'
- Neil Gaiman

'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'
- Alastair Campbell

'One of the most powerful books of the year'
- The Daily Mail


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