Reasons To Stay Alive

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143128736
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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 author of How To Stop Time, coming February 2018 from Viking. "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, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché 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.

Reasons To Stay Alive

Author: A J G
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781723919480
Size: 19.15 MB
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A little book for those feeling a little down to keep note on a day by day basis of the various reasons they need to stay alive. One day at a time.

You Re Doing Great

Author: Tom Papa
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250240409
Size: 28.60 MB
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Comedian and “Live from Here” head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a warm (and clean) group of short essays. Exploring his favorite topics—how people really live in modern America and what’s truly good and wonderful about our lives—You're Doing Great features 75 quick-take essays, including: You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life Don't Open the Mail I'm So Baked I'm Going to Mars—If My Wife Will Let Me Don't Go Tubing Shut Up and Eat From You're Doing Great: Life isn't perfect. As these pages will show, my life is far from perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can engage politically, you can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while we're doing all that, life is flying by at lightning fast speed. We live in an amazing time filled with airplane, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and realize that you're doing great.

Notes On A Nervous Planet

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525505210
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A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life. The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological "advancements" that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies.

The Humans

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857868772
Size: 52.15 MB
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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race. . . ?

How To Stop Time

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525522883
Size: 11.84 MB
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“A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations….A delightfully witty…poignant novel.” —The Washington Post “She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.” Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages—and for the ages—about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Background Check Or Reasons For Living

Author: Fouchard Decossard
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532089155
Size: 75.28 MB
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Some ethical issues are stayed unsolved because of a lack of engagement or participation in solving structural problems in society. This book offers the reader the possibility to anticipate his ethical standard by an accurate engagement in society as a manifestation of his civism and his conformity to social norms and values . The reader will find more reasons to fight stress , despair and threat to suicide . A true attachment to life as a result of an early engagement in faith-based community who enforce some reasons to stay alive by promoting peace , solidarity and by tracking true professionals goals .It enables you to construct your menthal health as it is an important structure of a living brain , by selecting your environment ( credible friends , spouse ,partners in business,... ).Because the background check result is not a miracle ,but a long life process and a true desire to share your potential with others : Love and hope in society . A well -balanced life relates work and finance ,fights bankruptcy and let you live in dignity . This book finally analyzes the strong link between familial responsibilities and obligation to stay alive and give relevant ideas about suicide as an act of betrayal to be condemned after a deep study of some sociological causes.

The Last Family In England

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786893231
Size: 59.61 MB
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

How To Survive The End Of The World When It S In Your Own Head

Author: Aaron Gillies
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473659728
Size: 55.40 MB
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'Fast-paced, amusing and insightful' Guardian 'Just the laugh you need for when everything seems terrible.' Evening Standard 'A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive 'In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and How to Survive the End of the World is here to help. Or at least make you feel like you're not so alone. From helping readers identify the enemy, to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies will examine the impact of anxiety, and give readers some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply with a dark sense of humour. 'I LOVED it because it's good to know that I'm not the only one pretending everything's fine, even when everything is fine' Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games 'Hilarious and deeply insightful' Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain

The Possession Of Mr Cave

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786893215
Size: 43.46 MB
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family's golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world's malign forces, whatever that may take. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter's movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction.