I've always had a soft spot for Ruby Wax, she seems in her television career to have put herself right out there in the public eye playing herself, with her witty charm. As her last show crumbled around her, she found herself with a mental breakdown, was diagnosed as bipolar and with a big old bout of depression. Coming out of the other end of her down period, she decided that she would have to find a way to help herself, and went to Oxford to study neuroscience and counselling.
So this latest book is part memoir and part neuroscience reader, explaining what happens in the brain and how we can tame it with mindfulness, silencing the negative voices. You have to admire her bravery at putting herself out there and sharing her story. 3/5