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All five series, plus the Christmas specials, of Jennifer Saunder's Emmy and BAFTA award-winning television show. Joanna Lumley stars as Patsy, the Bollinger-swigging fashion writer; Saunders plays Edina, the terminally-adolescent magazine editor; and Julia Sawalha appears as Saffron, Edina's prudish daughter. June Whitfield also makes an appearance, teetering on the edge of dementia, as Edina's mother.
How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone. 'With this marvellous book, Ruby Wax has confirmed her position as one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human mental health, happiness and fulfilment.' Stephen Fry "It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now - completely brilliant and yet, some might say, emotionally dwarfed. The question is: can our more empathetic side catch up in time to save us and the world? I've got nothing against smarts, but it's smarts without emotional awareness that got us into this position of being able to nuke each other into oblivion and rape the earth for oil." With a little help from a monk (who tells us how our mind works) and a neuroscientist (who tells us how our brain works), Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about: evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by smart science and practical mindfulness exercises, How to be Human is the only manual you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iphone. 'Ruby has beautifully fused neurology and spirituality and given us a means to cope with operating both a mind and a brain. If this mental upgrade works then all other books will become defunct as we repose in bliss.' Russell Brand 'How to Be Human is, without exaggeration, a lifeline; wise, practical and funny, it is a handbook for those in despair. It is actually for everyone alive, for the curious, or disillusioned or muddled or just plain happy.' Joanna Lumley
**The number one bestseller, with over 150,000 copies sold, which kick-started a mindfulness revolution** 'Ruby Wax has written a guide to mindfulness that's as hilarious as it is useful' Arianna Huffington 'We are all frazzled, all of us...' Five hundred years ago no one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. In A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, Ruby Wax shows us how to de-frazzle for good by making simple changes that give us time to breathe, reflect and live in the moment. It's an easy-to-understand introduction to mindfulness, weaved together with Ruby's trademark wit and humour. Let Ruby be your guide to a healthier, happier you. You've nothing to lose but your stress... 'Whip-smart on the subject... she teaches the art of doing nothing in a way that doesn't send you to sleep' The Times
In How to be a Human, Ruby Wax tries to come up with some answers to that niggling question about who we are. With the input of a monk (an expert on our inner lives) and a neuroscientist (an expert on the brain), Ruby explores how to find happiness in the modern world - despite the constant bombardment of bad news, the need to choose between 5,000 different types of toothpaste, and the loneliness of having hundreds of friends who we've never met and don't know us. Filled with witty anecdotes from Ruby's own life, and backed up by scientific authority, How to be a Human is the only guide you need for building a healthy, happy relationship with yourself.
Low-budget animated feature. Retired veterinarian Sir Billi (voice of Sean Connery) lives in the Scottish Highlands and spends his free time doing stunts on his skateboard. When he learns that Scotland's last beaver, Bessie Boo (Valentina Hartmann), is in danger of being deported he takes it upon himself to rescue her from the authorities.
The mental health and mindfulness bestseller from A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and How to be Human author Ruby Wax, who shows us why and how our minds can send us mad and how we can rewire our thinking to calm ourselves in a frenetic world. 'Finally - a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny.' -Caitlin Moran Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.
All 52 episodes from seasons 1-8 of the BBC sci-fi comedy series following the adventures of Lister (Craig Charles), the last human in the universe, his hologram colleague Rimmer (Chris Barrie), android Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) and Cat (Danny John-Jules). Episodes are: 'The End', 'Future Echoes', 'Balance of Power', 'Waiting For God', 'Confidence and Paranoia', 'Me 2', 'Kryten', 'Better Than Life', 'Thanks for the Memory', 'Stasis Leak', 'Queeg', 'Parallel Universe', 'Backwards', 'Marooned', 'Polymorph', 'Timeslides', 'Bodyswap', 'The Last Day', 'Camille', 'DNA', 'Justice', 'Dimension Jump', 'White Hole', 'Meltdown', 'Holoship', 'The Inquisitor', 'Terrorform', 'Quarantine', 'Demons and Angels', 'Back to Reality', 'Psirens', 'Legion', 'Gunmen of the Apocalypse', 'Emohawk - Polymorph II', 'Rimmerworld', 'Out of Time', 'Tikka to Ride', 'Stoke Me a Clipper', 'Ouroboros', 'Duct Soup', 'Blue', 'Beyond a Joke', 'Epideme', 'Nanarchy', 'Back in the Red (Part 1)', 'Back in the Red (Part 2)', 'Back in the Red (Part 3)', 'Cassandra', 'Krytie TV', 'Pete', 'Pete II' and 'Only The Good...'.
All six episodes from the third series of the award-winning comedy show. In 'Doorhandle' Edina and Patsy set out on a search to find the perfect doorhandle for the rebuilt kitchen. 'Happy New Year' has Patsy's long lost sister turn up at a New Year's Eve party. 'Sex' sees Edina and Patsy attempt to stage an orgy. 'Jealous' finds Edina attending the PR event of the year, where she meets supermodel Naomi Campbell. 'Fear' has Patsy travel to New York in a bid to resurrect her ailing career. And 'The End' sees Edina searching for some inner peace.
The autumn 2002 publication of Ruby Wax's memoirs was greeted with shock - and delighted acclaim. In the tradition of the best memoirs, such as The Moon's a Balloon and Billy, Ruby Wax revealed, surprised and captured the public more than was ever predicted. How Do You Want Me? was critically acclaimed as brutally honest, vivid and gripping. Ruby Wax's unflinching revelation of a childhood poisoned, and a youth spoiled, culminates in a moving account of her breakdown and recovery. But How Do You Want Me? is also funny, rude and irreverent. It's unusually honest about fame and celebrity and happy to burst ego-balloons and golden myths. A brilliantly fast, furious and surprising read from the inimitable Ruby Wax.
The #1bestseller that presents a funny, honest, and engaging look
at the craziness of modern life, explaining why we're all just a
little bit out of our minds.
Eight more episodes from Jennifer Saunders' satire on the world of magazines and fashion. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is now a celebrity PR guru, and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) her 'style consultant'. In 'Cleanin'', Saffy (Julia Sawalha) returns from her travels in Iraq with some exciting news: she is pregnant. In 'Book Clubbin'', Patsy and Edina start a book club, and Edina is thrilled to discover that her grandchild is going to be mixed-race: the ultimate fashion accessory. In 'Panickin'', Edina has a panic room installed in her house - and manages to get locked inside it with Patsy. In 'Huntin', Shootin' and Fishin'', Edina and Patsy go away on a posh country house weekend that Edina won at auction. Saffy's baby is on its way in 'Birthin''. In 'Schmoozin'', Edina has a new boyfriend who, to her delight, works at Abbey Road Studios - until Patsy, in a drunken stupor, tapes over a priceless lost Beatles recording... In 'Exploitin'', Patsy and Edina 'borrow' Saffy's new baby girl, Jane, for a fashion shoot. In 'Cold Turkey', Edina spends Christmas at home - much to Saffy's annoyance, while Patsy ends up in hospital on a cocktail of drugs.
500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolvedto be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we're still swimming with the pond scum. If we don't advance our more human qualities then we're doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an 'Apple' where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness. I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life. Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life.
A three way encounter between a Monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like the set up for a joke. Instead it's produced one of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books about minds and bodies and brains and mindfulness I've ever encountered. A triangulation on what it means to be human. Utterly readable and surprisingly wise. Neil Gaiman
How to Be Human is, without exaggeration, a lifeline; wise, practical and funny, it is a handbook for those in despair. It is actually for everyone alive, for the curious, or disillusioned or muddled or just plain happy. Ruby, the Monk and the Neuroscientist are today's Magi. Joanna Lumley
With this marvellous book, Ruby Wax has confirmed her position as one of the most readable, inspirational and engaging writers in the field of human mental health, happiness and fulfilment. Stephen Fry
It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you're on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive - most of us aren't, what's gone wrong? We've started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans. We're so used to upgrading things like our iPhones: as soon as the new one comes out, we don't think twice, we dump it. (Many people I know are now on iWife4 or iHusband8, the motto being, if it's new, it's better.)
We can't stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we're on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, we'll still, fingers crossed, have our minds, which, hopefully, we'll be able use for things like compassion, rather than chasing what's 'better', and if we can do that we're on the yellow brick road to happiness.
I wrote this book with a little help from a monk, who explains how the mind works, and also gives some mindfulness exercises, and a neuroscientist who explains what makes us 'us' in the brain. We answer every question you've ever had about: evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you'll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you've upgraded your iPhone.
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