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

Dear Listener,  

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 civilisation. 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 practised 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

©2020 Ruby Wax (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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One hitch with the Audible Version

Only part way through this book and really enjoying however finding hard to follow through on resources/places Ruby mentions in this book due to the fact that you don't see them in written form or maybe mishear them. A pdf of resource references would be good to include for readers /listeners to download

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Just what is needed right now

Listened to it for 7 hours straight, fantastic! Ruby Wax is a genius for giving us what we need.

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HOPE and laughter 😌

I loved every minute of this thought provoking and insightful book. Listening to Ruby narrate, added that special touch, with her excellent comic delivery. A perfect remedy for these uncertain times. Bravo

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another belter ☺️

I was so looking forward to yet another fabulously written and read book by Ruby Wax and I was not disappointed....every book is an education ,a joy ,a giggle and more importantly, a huge eye opener !....keep going Ruby , there a joy and there's a lesson to be learnt by all with every chapter !!!

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Ruby reads the Good news

I love the way Ruby Wax writes and reads out her books, whatever the topic!

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The ohhhh book

Where does one start, chapter by chapter, a great listen. Informative and idillic, perspective on the future, Or the past where ever one lives. It is almost in visual touching distance by the story. Thanks Ruby

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A must read!!

Written from the gut... humouress without boundaries, compassion heartfelt and Mindful to make you hit the pause button! Ruby got this so right written from the soul!! what do you expect..I'm a therapist.. congratulations Ruby..great read and hope more listen and Act

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Ruby Wax just gets it...everytime

I've read all of Ruby's Books..however this one came with a much needed factual positivity about the future without being to airy fairy (not that Ruby Wax could ever do that) I've researched so much pressure into future technology since reading this and it broadened my mind into looking at the future

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Superb!

Thank you Ruby for a fantastic audiobook and perfect timing for me at the start of 2021. It was a light of hope amongst the negative news that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. It’s heartwarming to hear about positive projects and a great starting point for me to find out where I can help.

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Refreshingly factual AND humorous

Loved how Ruby just wrote from her heart. Loads of facts about how we are killing the planet on which we live but also stories of human kindness , innovative ideas and environment change initiatives . Loved it and great it was Ruby narrating.