Ruby Wax might win the title of Hardest Working Woman in Show Business. She has been an interviewer, comedian, actress, script editor, author, teacher. And she’s wildly successful in everything she does. Her TV series Ruby Wax Goes Dutch was a hit; her interviews with celebrities have achieved cult status. Her new book, Sane New World, achieves the rare feat of being a readable, funny how-to volume about surviving mental illness–based on personal experience. The world is moving too fast for the human mind to keep up, she says. The solution is ease up on ourselves: “We’d never dream of treating our pets the way we treat ourselves,” she writes.
Moderator: Ellen de Bruin
In collaboration with: Unieboek Het Spectrum publishers, HAFF, American Embassy The Netherlands, AEGON
Ruby Wax’s TED talk, “What’s so funny about mental illness?” from June 2012.