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Reasons To Stay Alive

About the Book

A Sunday Times bestseller, Reasons to Stay Alive is both a wonderfully moving and upbeat account of how Matt Haig survived depression and anxiety, and an accessible, life-affirming guide to helping yourself—and others—through mental illness.

In the western world the suicide rate is highest amongst men under the age of 35. Matt Haig could have added to that statistic when, aged 24, he found himself staring at a cliff-edge about to jump off. This is the story of why he didn’t, and how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an optimistic, joyous and often funny exploration of how to live better, love better, read better and feel more. A wonderful mix of memoir and hard-won wisdom, Reasons to Stay Alive is, at heart, about making the most of your time on earth.

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Critical Praise

“Matt Haig brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light. This direct, unflinching but ultimately positive account of his own experience will surely be a great help to lots of people.” —Michael Palin

“Fascinating and beautifully written.” —Ian Rankin

“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).” —SJ Watson

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443443142
  • ISBN 10: 144344314X
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 01/19/2016
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 19.99 CAD

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