Reasons to Stay Alive

Matt Haig author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Canongate Books

Published:31st Dec '15

£9.99

Available for immediate dispatch.

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THE MOST TALKED ABOUT MEMOIR OF 2015 - NOW IN PAPERBACK

The number one bestseller -warm, witty, honest and human, a manifesto for staying alive, whatever your demons

*MATT HAIG'S NEW NOVEL THE LIFE IMPOSSIBLE IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW *

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR NON-FICTION

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 clichés 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."

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

  • Winner of Books Are My Bag Readers Awards - Non-Fiction 2016 (UK)

ISBN: 9781782116820

Dimensions: 178mm x 129mm x 18mm

Weight: 175g

288 pages

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