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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."
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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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You really are an inspiration. I don’t suffer or live with the Black Dog, but this has been so inspiring and important to read so that more people can try and understand a little of what might be happening to people who do have anxiety and depression and panic and all sorts of illnesses. I also wanted to give you a feel good moment - to remind you that you make a difference - every single day. Just like that :)
As an actively suicidal and depressed teenager, the amount of times I cried because of how much I related to everything written is obscene. Depression is so isolating and it’s so comforting to have what you’re feeling out in words. A beautiful book, wonderful advice and just feels like a hug. Love it .
Reasons to stay alive
Incredible and absolutely what I needed to read at this moment in my life...thank you Matt- beautifully written and so many points I can go back to when needed. Highly recommend a read.