Notes on a Nervous Planet (Paperback)Matt Haig (author)
An articulate and thoughtful handbook for coping with a world seemingly designed to get us down and stress us out, Haig’s passionate call for sanity and balance chimes with many people’s experiences of anxiety. A seminal work on mental health and the perfect companion to Haig’s superb memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive.
The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising.
A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index.
How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? How do we stay human in a technological world? How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious?
After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him.
Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.
Read a Waterstones exclusive interview with Matt Haig where he discusses How to Stop Time, as well as his bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive and the pull of getting lost in time.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 19 mm
'Witty, honest and engaging ... A worthy successor to Reasons to Stay Alive' - The Sunday Times
'An honest and human guide to coping with the modern world ... Notes on a Nervous Planet is generous, sensible and timely. Reading it will probably be good for your mental health. Especially if you leave your smartphone in another room ... Thought-provoking' - The Guardian
'Thought-provoking ... [Haig's] hard-won wisdom asks us to think about how we can live in the present - and in so doing, he creates a wonderfully perceptive chronicle of life in the always-on social media age. A real-world guide to mindfulness' - The Observer
'Beautiful, honest and wise' - Fearne Cotton
'Notes on a Nervous Planet is a fascinating look at the link between anxiety and the world we live in ... [Haig is] one of our warmest, wittiest and wisest writers' - The Mail on Sunday
'Genius' - Ruby Wax
'Haig's bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive was an engaging self-help memoir which mined personal trauma for valuable life lessons. This follow-up is a rag-bag of personal experience, thoughts and feelings ... some thought-provoking, some pertinent and important ... He's a smart operator who knows his readership and genuinely wants to help them ... I reached the last page admiring the author's inventive energy and insight' - Bel Mooney, The Daily Mail
'Take Notes on a Nervous Planet twice daily, with or without food. The book is crammed with wisdom, insight, love and wit' - Stephen Fry
'Haig tackles everything from internet anxieties, phone fears to life overload, putting the chaos into beautiful words' - The Sunday Post
'A primer for how to live in the present moment. This book will find grateful readers everywhere' - Nigella Lawson
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