Ruby Wax's No-Brainer: It's All in the Mind

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About this Audible Original from Ruby Wax

Making No-Brainer made Ruby Wax, in her own words, 'the happiest woman alive'. But then Ruby's take on happiness might be a little different from others. The same goes for her take on longevity, stress, death, compassion, attention, teenagers and the eternal nature vs. nurture debate. In her own inimitable style, she uncovers the cerebral forces driving each of these human phenomena by talking to experts in a wide range of fields, from neurologists to Buddhist monks.

Summary

Could we be happier? Calmer? Better human beings? 

In this Audible Original, Ruby Wax hunts down her heroes - brain scientists - in the UK and across America, to learn more about what makes us tick: why we get stressed, how we feel pain, what makes us addicted - and has a lot of fun along the way.  

She faces death with Past Mortems author Carla Valentine, explores how video games affect our attention with gamification expert Gabe Zichermann, and discovers the benefits of vaginal smearing with Professor Tim Spector. Natural Born Learners author Alex Beard reveals what teenagers really need to know for a good education and visitors to a New York soup kitchen help Ruby confront her fear of compassion. 

In No-Brainer Ruby draws on memories of her own difficult childhood and long history of depression and makes you laugh out loud with her frank observations and anarchic questions. You’ll learn a lot about your brain, and hear a ton of advice on how to use it better.

©2018 Ruby Wax (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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I actually enjoyed it!!

Hi - I freely admit to having reservations about this audiobook, but I'm glad I listened to it. widened my understanding on a couple of different MH areas and have warmed to Ruby Wax

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Poor formatting - couldn't finish 😯

I love Ruby and have been constantly listening to her 3 previous books for the last couple of months. However, my excitement about continuing the journey with this one was short-lived and I'm looking to see if I can return it. It's done as a series of interviews, perhaps carried out in a pub toilet, as the sound engineering leaves me struggling to listen to it. I had to stop after the first chapter when I realised the next one followed the same format.

A good book I suspect, but not one I'll be listening to. Sorry 😒

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amazing again

Amazing content with some great informative interviews. The only downside is the way Ruby keeps interrupting the speakers.

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Delighted that I read this

There is such joy in learning, especially from someone with whom I'm on the same wavelength.