Notes on a Nervous Planet (Paperback)
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Notes on a Nervous Planet (Paperback)

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Published: 28/02/2019
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Waterstones Says

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.

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.

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.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786892690
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 193 g
Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Witty, honest and engaging . . . A worthy successor to Reasons to Stay Alive - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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, 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 - 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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“You will learn something new!”

Full of tips and insightful knowledge Matt Haig has written this book from an honest and deeply personal perspective. Filled with useful tips from his own experiences. A crucial lesson is to appreciate what we have.... More

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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“Everyone should read this book!”

A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this precious nervous planet should read. Matt's honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a... More

“A breath of fresh air.”

This book is the breath of fresh air I needed. Matt Haig’s account of modern life is relatable, witty and beautiful. This book is a must read for anyone feeling lost in the chaos of modern living and a warm reminder... More

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