Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt HaigReasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Reasons To Stay Alive

byMatt Haig

Paperback | January 19, 2016

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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.

Matt Haig was born on July 3, 1975 in Sheffield. He attended the University of Hull where he studied English and History. He has since become a British novelist and journalist. He has authored both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. His non-fiction title "Reasns to Stay Alive" became a Sunday Times bestseller. His bestsel...
Title:Reasons To Stay AliveFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 19, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:144344314X

ISBN - 13:9781443443142


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good Absorbing Read Completely agree with the editorial review below, i.e. “Reasons to Stay Alive is wonderful. I read it in one sitting. Touching, funny, thought-provoking, with a huge heart. It should be read by anyone who has suffered, or known someone who has suffered (i.e. everyone).”
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great!! This is a masterpiece!! A deep reflexion about anxiety and depression but also about life itself. No cheap psycho-pop list of thing to do to feel better, but rely writing that try to explain how those person feel (how the author himself feel, because it's a very personal book even if it can be transpose to a lot of person who feel this way). So it's a really good book to understand yourself or someone close to you and evolve with that disease that we can learn to surpass or learn to live with! And it work, you finish it, well I did, feeling better, feeling like you can saw some light and with tools to help you continue. In the end, we can all find at least one reason to stay alive! The next lines will be more personal feel free to skip... or read... I've been struggling with anxiety/depression for years, more or less all my life in fact, and being in a time where I feel better, by knowing myself more, respect myself and making better choice, having more tools to deal with that, I'm now in a time where everything around me breakdown and this book just came at a very good time for me. I really make you think, put things in perspective and help you deal with bad stuff. I highly recommend it. Probably the best book I read on this subject in my life!
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend One of the most honest and real books I’ve ever read. This book was an amazing read to the point where I fought off sleep just to finish it. So, if you have the chance, give this book a chance, you wont regret it.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you, Matt Haig... for writing the book that finally got through to me.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting read with great insight I found this book to be written quite differently, but in a way that was very effective at engaging the reader and creating an understanding of the experience. I took away a lot of great messages and some hope from this read.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Offers perspective I appreciated that this was writing from a male perspective. I was not so sure when I began reading if the book was worth the purchase...but it was. It is worth the read and exploration.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read This book made me realize that there is hope that things will change....
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for anyone wanting to understand depression I was really drawn to the cover and description of this book, so gave it a shot, and I'm so thankful I did! I've battled depression for many years, and always struggled to find a way to put it into words, but reading Reasons to Stay Alive made me weep from the accuracy and beauty of capturing it. It's a great look into one man's battle with depression and anxiety, and offers great insight as to what it is like for some people (because of course everyone has different symptoms). It's truly an outstanding book and one that I've been recommending ever since finishing reading it the first time.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing. I read this book as soon as it came in and it was my travel book while visiting Europe. This book is amazing. It is life changing. It assured me and made me look at things in a completely different way. I am now very involved with TWLOHA mainly because of the influence this book had on me. Anyone struggling, or that knows someone who is struggling with a mental illness or even just self-worth and self-esteem issues, this book opens your eyes to how mush a word can mean to someone who is hurting. It is one of my favourite books I have ever read. I have recommended this book to at least 20 friends and they have enjoyed every second they spent reading it. Join the fight in ending the stigma of mental health.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read for Everybody Reasons to Stay Alive is unlike any other self-help memoir that I have read before. It chronicles author Matt Haig as he delves into his darkest times and showcases how he continues to persevere through life’s struggles; it is such a quick read for the subject matter. Haig has a unique way of being serious, open minded, and comical all at once. I will forever recommend this book to everybody (even those who don’t consider themselves to be readers) because it creates a bridge of understanding in such a simple yet powerful way. To say that life can be hard is an understatement, but when a person struggles with anxiety and depression life can often feel unbearable. There are so many Reasons to Stay Alive, and checking out this book is one of those reasons. Don’t let it pass you by.
Date published: 2016-03-30

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"Reasons to Stay Alive is wonderful. I read it in one sitting. Touching, funny, thought-provoking, with a huge heart. It should be read by anyone who has suffered, or known someone who has suffered (i.e. everyone)."