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

Reasons to Stay Alive (Paperback)

Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 31/12/2015
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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.

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

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


'Maybe the most important book I've read this year.' - Simon Mayo

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

'Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light' - Michael Palin

'A tender, candid, inspiring book about depression.' - The Sunday Express

'Matt Haig is astounding.' - Stephen Fry

'Fascinating and beautifully written.' - Ian Rankin

'Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin' - Jeanette Winterson

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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

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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

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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

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