Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 9780143128724
ISBN 13: 0143128728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasons to Stay Alive Book Review:

A runaway bestseller in the UK--Matt Haig's accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt's inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt's frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest--there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1782115099
ISBN 13: 9781782115090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasons to Stay Alive Book Review:

Order THE COMFORT BOOK. Available now! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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.'

Reasons To Stay Alive

Reasons To Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1443443166
ISBN 13: 9781443443166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasons To Stay Alive Book Review:

A Sunday Times bestseller, Reasons to Stay Alive is both a wonderfully moving and upbeat account of how Matt Haig survived depression and anxiety, and an accessible, life-affirming guide to helping yourself—and others—through mental illness. In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, and how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an optimistic, joyous and often funny exploration of how to live better, love better, read better and feel more. A wonderful mix of memoir and hard-won wisdom, Reasons to Stay Alive is, at heart, about making the most of your time on earth.

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 0143128736
ISBN 13: 9780143128731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasons to Stay Alive Book Review:

Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live. From the internationally bestselling author of How To Stop Time and Notes on a Nervous Planet. "Destined to become a modern classic." —Entertainment Weekly Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone’s lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, He is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest—there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 1476730598
ISBN 13: 9781476730592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Book Review:

Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there's more to the human race than he suspected.

You re Doing Great

You re Doing Great
Author: Tom Papa
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 1250240409
ISBN 13: 9781250240408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Doing Great Book Review:

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays. Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up. Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we’re not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you’re doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. If you actually take a breath and look around you’ll realize you’re actually doing great. Here’s the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including: You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life Don't Open the Mail I'm So Baked I Love Your Love Handles Don't Go Tubing Shut Up and Eat Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You’re doing great!

The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1786893231
ISBN 13: 9781786893239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Family in England Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me
Author: Anna Mehler Paperny
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 0735272840
ISBN 13: 9780735272842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Award-winning journalist Anna Mehler Paperny's stunning memoir chronicles with courageous honesty and uncommon eloquence her experience of depression and her quest to explore what we know and don't know about this disease that afflicts almost a fifth of the population--providing an invaluable guide to a system struggling to find solutions. As fascinating as it is heartrending, as outrageously funny as it is serious, it is a must-read for anyone impacted by depression--and that's pretty much everybody. Depression is a havoc-wreaking illness that masquerades as personal failing and hijacks your life. After a major suicide attempt in her early twenties, Anna Mehler Paperny resolved to put her reporter's skills to use to get to know her enemy, setting off on a journey to understand her condition, the dizzying array of medical treatments on offer and a medical profession in search of answers. Charting the way depression wrecks so many, she maps competing schools of therapy, pharmacology, cutting-edge medicine, the pill-popping pitfalls of long-term treatment, the glaring unknowns and the institutional shortcomings that both patients and practitioners are up against. She interviews leading medical experts across Canada and the US, from psychiatrists to neurologists, brain-mapping pioneers to family practitioners, and others dabbling in strange hypotheses--and shares compassionate conversations with fellow sufferers. Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me tracks Anna's quest for knowledge and her desire to get well. Impeccably reported, it is a profoundly compelling story about the human spirit and the myriad ways we treat (and fail to treat) the disease that accounts for more years swallowed up by disability than any other in the world.

How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2017-11-02
ISBN 10: 1786893185
ISBN 13: 9781786893185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Stop Time Book Review:

ENHANCED ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF MATT HAIG'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live. This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1443455903
ISBN 13: 9781443455909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes on a Nervous Planet Book Review:

The instant #1 international bestseller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness. When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

The Possession of Mr Cave

The Possession of Mr Cave
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN 10: 1786893215
ISBN 13: 9781786893215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Possession of Mr Cave Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family's golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world's malign forces, whatever that may take. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter's movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction.

Evie and the Animals

Evie and the Animals
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 1786894300
ISBN 13: 9781786894304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evie and the Animals Book Review:

WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

The Truth Pixie

The Truth Pixie
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN 10: 1786894335
ISBN 13: 9781786894335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth Pixie Book Review:

From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451610335
ISBN 13: 9781451610338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radleys Book Review:

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

To Be a Cat

To Be a Cat
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN 10: 1442454067
ISBN 13: 9781442454064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Be a Cat Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly--some are downright evil--and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.

The Dead Fathers Club

The Dead Fathers Club
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1786893266
ISBN 13: 9781786893260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Fathers Club Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living?

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 1782117903
ISBN 13: 9781782117902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Boy Called Christmas Book Review:

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...

If I Stay

If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1101046341
ISBN 13: 9781101046340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If I Stay Book Review:

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, and Just One Year. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Chloe Moretz! In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make. Heartwrenchingly beautiful, this will change the way you look at life, love, and family. Now a major motion picture starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia's story will stay with you for a long, long time.

Stay

Stay
Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 0300186088
ISBN 13: 9780300186086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stay Book Review:

A leading public critic reminds us of the compelling reasons people throughout time have found to stay alive

Lost Connections

Lost Connections
Author: Johann Hari
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN 10: 1526634082
ISBN 13: 9781526634085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Connections Book Review:

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.