Comedian Ruby Wax has a new book coming out in September that is all about hope in humanity. Wax started writing And Now For The Good News before COVID-19 turned everybody’s lives upside down, but now it seems we need this book more than ever before!
Wax said: “I know what you’re thinking, is it some kind of macabre joke? Has she been in a coma? How can Ruby Wax write a book about good news when the world is facing the worst disaster since the plague?
“Let me explain. I began writing in 2018, back when the world’s worries were somewhat different. Climate change, greedy bankers, exam results, crap politicians, mental health: these are still huge issues, but even the ancient soothsayers reading pig entrails couldn’t have predicted this.
“This is my new mission: to share the green shoots of hope peeping through the soil of civilisation. Literacy is at an all-time high, world-hunger is likely to be eradicated this century, technological improvements are saving lives – just to scratch the surface. I’ve talked to everyone from leaders to scientists to tech geniuses. I’ve done the research and practised what I preach. And my conclusion? Behind the clouds, the sun still shines.”
And Now For The Good News is out on 17th September on published by Penguin Life.