A Drink with the Idler | Ruby Wax and Tom Hodgkinson

Join the Idler for a chat with comedian Ruby Wax plus philosophy from Dr Mark Vernon


Thursday 4th March, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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About the Event

Charge your glasses and settle down for a leisurely drink as Tom Hodgkinson and Ruby Wax chat about her latest book, And Now for the Good News.

Bring your friends. It should be like meeting up in the pub for an interesting conversation. We leave the meeting open at the end so you can carry on chatting.
This is an online event.

About the speakers:
Ruby Wax is a comedian and author. She had her own show on the BBC for 25 years interviewing among others, Donald Trump, Imelda Marcos, Madonna and O.J. Simpson. She is author of four Sunday Times best- selling books, and performs her live one-woman shows globally. She has a Master's degree in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University. She combines neuroscience, mindfulness and comedy in her recent tours and books, helping the world to find calm. She was awarded an OBE for her services to mental health and is the founder of Frazzled Cafés.
In her latest book And Now for the Good News Ruby examines how living in such a climate of fear we need to turn our attention to the possible. 'I have searched out the green shoots in business, technology, education, community, health and food that may be sprouting even now and, if we tend to them with care, may just bloom into a spectacular future.'

Tom Hodgkinson is editor of the Idler and author of the best-selling manuals, How to be Idle and How to be Free. Other books include a book on smallholding called Brave Old World, a book on parenting, the Ukulele Handbook and, most recently, a manual for creative entrepreneurs, Business for Bohemians.

Dr Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He presents several Idler Academy online courses. He has a PhD in philosophy, and degrees in theology and physics. His most recent books include – The Idler Guide To Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books), Love: All That Matters (Hodder) and Jung: How To Believe (Guardian Shorts) – and he has books on friendship, belief and the good life too. Mark can often be heard on Moral Maze. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England. For more visit, www.markvernon.com

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About the Book

And Now For The Good News …
And Now For The Good News …

Ruby Wax

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:17 Sep 2020