This book is useful. Considering it is written by an excellent comedian it isn't particularly funny but Ruby Wax is much funnier on stage than in herThis book is useful. Considering it is written by an excellent comedian it isn't particularly funny but Ruby Wax is much funnier on stage than in her writing. This book is written in an accessible clear fashion and it is logical, well reasoned and is packed with information you can use in order to journey towards a healthier mindset. I would recommend it to anyone who has an inclination to finding a path through the more common mental health glitches. ...more
This isn't the sort of thing I usually take off a shelf and buy or spot online and then download. I'd been spotting it online a lot for a long time buThis isn't the sort of thing I usually take off a shelf and buy or spot online and then download. I'd been spotting it online a lot for a long time but assumed it wasn't going to be 'my cup of tea' and the only reason I ended up reading it was because I met Chella Quint at a book launch for a poetry anthology I have some pieces in ( No Love Lost ) and she was so enthusiastic about it and as I respect her judgement, I bought it.
Turns out I have a wider range of 'what is my cup of tea' than I'd previously been aware.
Loneliness, the experience of being 'other', social awkwardness are among some of the many themes, sensitively explored in the pages of Heathers. Yet what so easily could have been a mawkish embarrassing mishmash is instead entertaining, thought-provoking and engrossing. Cliches are turned on their heads and new perspectives are introduced convincingly.
As one other reviewer said this is a book to have around to reread. I read it all very quickly as a first pass through the content and I look forward to taking my time reading pieces again as they are multi-layered and I will be gleaning new insights each time I read them which in my opinion is the hallmark of good writing.
First of all I read the Look Inside - then I borrowed the ebook via the Library option via my Kindle Prime membership and read a bit more. Then I bougFirst of all I read the Look Inside - then I borrowed the ebook via the Library option via my Kindle Prime membership and read a bit more. Then I bought the paperback. That ought to tell you everything. But if it doesn't then here's some more information: This book was an absolute delight! I thought I'd seen the last of wonderful sci-fi compilations of this standard with Asimov, Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, Anne McCaffrey. The last book of short stories around a sci-fi theme I enjoyed this much was Consider her Ways by John Wyndham. I will not go through each story giving my analysis because I went into this book 'cold' and I recommend you do the same so you don't lose any of the joy of discovery. The sheer enjoyment of finding story after story maintaining equally as high a quality as the one before it was something that I needed to cheer me up during a rather depressing start to 2015. I am now eagerly awaiting my copy of The Alien Chronicles to arrive which I bought almost immediately after finishing the Telepath Chronicles. ...more