Reasons to Stay Alive

By Matt Haig
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 author of How To Stop Time, coming February 2018 from Viking.

"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, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliche 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.



    REVIEW QUOTES
Finalist for theWaterstone's Book of the Year, 2015 "Warm and engaging, and shot through with humour...a valuable contribution to the conversation." - THE SUNDAY TIMES (London) "Fascinating and beautifully written" - IAN RANKIN "Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light" - MICHAEL PALIN "Matt Haig is astounding" - STEPHEN FRY "A vibrant, encouraging depiction of a sinister disorder." KIRKUS REVIEW"



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Publisher Penguin Books
Publish date 02/23/2016
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9780143128724
ISBN-10 0143128728
Language English

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