Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ruby Wax in conversation with Carrie Fisher
Sane New World:
A User’s Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 General Admission seats
$34 Reserved Seats & includes Ruby Wax’ book
* a book signing follows the talk.
“I love this book more than I love Ruby. And that’s saying quite a bit…in a loud, funny voice. Yes…I love this book. And I know books. And I know love. And Ruby’s book is both.”— Carrie Fisher
“We know so little about how our minds work,” says Ruby Wax. “It’s like having a Ferrari on top of your shoulders but no one gave you the keys.”
Ruby Wax arrived in Great Britain from the U.S. in 1977 and began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After 25 years writing and performing in her own widely popular television shows on the BBC, and serving as Script Editor for the entire run of the hit series Absolutely Fabulous, Wax is now deploying humor to spread the word about neuroscience, rewiring our thoughts to find calm in a frenetic world, and how to survive the 21st century.
Wax earned a master’s degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford, becoming an advocate and activist—successfully petitioning Parliament and Downing Street to change the laws around discrimination and mental health.
Her book, Sane New World, zoomed to the top of the bestseller list in her adopted homeland of England, and is soon to be published in the US. Nearly 1.5 million people have seen Ruby’s TED talk. Visit her website.
Join us as she takes to our stage for a lively conversation with her friend, the actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher, actress, writer and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo and went on to star as the iconic Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. She has appeared in the films When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Blues Brothers, to name a few. Television credits include Sex and the City, The Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Fisher’s bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, netted her the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Fisher penned the Postcards screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed: Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic. Fisher performed her one-woman stage version of Wishful Drinking on Broadway, which went on to be filmed for HBO and nominated for an Emmy Award.
Fisher will reprise her role of Princess Leia in the much anticipated Star Wars, Episode VII. Visit her website.