Notes on a Nervous Planet

by Matt Haig

On Sale: 01/08/2019

Notes on a Nervous Planet

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

by Matt Haig

On Sale: 01/08/2019


About the Book

The instant #1 international bestseller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans

The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness.

When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

Critical Praise

“Witty, honest and engaging.” — Sunday Times (UK)

“Notes on a Nervous Planet is a fascinating look at the link between anxiety and the world we live in . . . [Haig is] one of our warmest, wittiest and wisest writers.” — Mail on Sunday

“An honest and human guide to coping with the modern world . . . Notes on a Nervous Planet is generous, sensible and timely.” — The Guardian

“A primer for how to live in the present moment, this book will find grateful readers everywhere.” — Nigella Lawson

“Take Notes On A Nervous Planet twice daily, with or without food. The book is crammed with wisdom, insight, love and wit.” — Stephen Fry

“Warm, personal and practical, the book is reassuring and inspiring.” — Woman & Home

“Beautiful, honest and wise.” — Fearne Cotton

“Compelling and full of life’s big questions, How to Stop Time is a book you will not be able to put down.” — Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

“[Matt] Haig remains a keen-eyed observer of contemporary life.” — New York Times

“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

“Haig writes with a familiar, soft-spoken intimacy, an accessibility and plain-spoken clarity that is free of drama. It is, make no mistake, essential reading.” — Toronto Star

“An insightful, personal, practical guide on how to cope with modern-day stresses.” — Good Housekeeping, UK

“Wise and inspiring.” — Kirkus Reviews

“I love Matt Haig.” — Jameela Jamil


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443455893
  • ISBN 10: 144345589X
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 01/08/2019
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / General
  • BISAC3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness

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