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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE?
Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again.
A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
"I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
British novelist Matt Haig (Humans) has written a remarkable memoir of depression that’s different than anything else we’ve ever read on this subject. Haig looks back on his darkest days—a debilitating bout of mental anguish in his twenties—with intelligence and wit. We’re in awe of Haig’s courage to lead us on an intimate journey of the feelings and experiences sparked by this “disease of thoughts” and his slow recovery. Reasons to Stay Alive is an important read for anyone affected by depression, plus all those who love and care for them.
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Short but sweet
If you experience/have experienced mental health problems or know someone that has, read this book 😊 some parts helped me to help others to understand my illness. All of it made me feel less alone!
Awesome book, thank you Matt!
Reasons to Stay Alive
I read this book after listening to a radio interview with Matt Haig about his experiences with Anxiety and Depression.
It has helped me better understand what my son is going through. He is also reading this book to help better understand himself. Thanks for the insight.
Refreshingly honest, raw and hopeful.
I got a lot out of reading this self help, memoir, account whatever it should be classed as. Particularly loved that Haig opened with a these are lessons from my personal journey everyone's will be different disclaimer. Loved the various lists too - I am guilty of living by lists containing very random things nice to see I am not the only one. Thanks so much for sharing your personal thoughts Matt.