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RUBY WAX

HOW TO BE HUMAN Ruby Wax, who has gone from comedy to cognitive behavioural therapy and back again, shares what she's learned over the years in her show How To Be Human, writes Pippa Duncan

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or a girl whose parents were constantly disappointed in her and didn’t think she would amount to much, Ruby Wax hasn’t done too badly. She’s acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company, been a stalwart on the BBC and Channel 4 for decades with shows such as Ruby Wax Meets, was a script editor of the massively successful Absolutely Fabulous, is a stand-up comedian, an author of numerous books, obtained a 16

Masters in Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford University and has been awarded an OBE. She is a woman who is nothing if not constantly evolving. And how we have evolved is the main theme of her latest book – and new touring show – How To Be Human. If we humans are the result of survival of the fittest, the ones with the best brains, why aren’t we happier? How have we got to the point where we all seem to have a constant need for ‘better’ –

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