Reasons to Stay Alive

Matt Haig, Paperback


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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 clich 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.


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Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Matt Haig
Published: 02/23/2016
Publisher: Penguin Life
ISBN: 9780143128724
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 6.90h x 5.00w x 0.80d

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions6.9 × 5 × 0.8 in