Reasons to Stay Alive (Paperback)
  • Reasons to Stay Alive (Paperback)
zoom

Reasons to Stay Alive (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 31/12/2015
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

From the bestselling author of The Midnight Library and The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive is a touching and warmly humorous reflection on what it means to lose and regain one’s will to live.

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.

What does it mean to feel truly alive?

Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living.

This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

"I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it ...Words, just sometimes, really can set you free." - Matt Haig

'Warm and engaging, and shot through with humour . . . a valuable contribution to the conversation' - Sunday Times

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782116820
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 175 g
Dimensions: 178 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Maybe the most important book I've read this year - SIMON MAYO

A life-saving book - AMANDA CRAIG

Warm and engaging, and shot through with humour . . . a valuable contribution to the conversation - SUNDAY TIMES

Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light - MICHAEL PALIN

Full of wisdoms and warmth - NATHAN FILER

A tender, candid, inspiring book about depression - SUNDAY EXPRESS

Matt Haig is astounding - STEPHEN FRY

As candid as it is touching, this is a book about depression that's refreshingly uplifting, focusing on making the most of your time on earth - even if some days feel worse than others. Keep a pencil at hand: There'll be countless passages you'll want to bookmark and pass on to friends - RUBY WAX

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) - S J WATSON

Fascinating and beautifully written - IAN RANKIN

You may also be interested in...

Republic
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wind, Sand and Stars
Added to basket
Revelations of Divine Love
Added to basket
Why I Write
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Against Interpretation and Other Essays
Added to basket
Ethics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Periodic Table
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Rebel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Poetics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dylan Thomas Omnibus
Added to basket
The Mabinogion
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Slip of the Keyboard
Added to basket
What is Art?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Short Walks from Bogotá
Added to basket

“Essential”

This book has already received so much praise, and it is worth every bit of it.
A highly personal account of Matt Haig's battle with mental illness that should be essential reading for anyone who has ever gone... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 218
Sharon M

“Eloquently articulated”

My Thoughts:
It is important to mention that you do not need to have suffered a mental illness to benefit from reading 'Reasons To Stay Alive' by Matt Haig.

Enchanting, affirming, poignant and touching, but... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 183
Leilah at Doncaster

“Reasons to read this book...”

Reasons to read this book:

1) You have suffered/ are suffering depression and/or anxiety.
2) You know someone who has suffered/ is suffering depression and/or anxiety.

If you’re asking the question “Is this... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
Helpful? Upvote 183

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: