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Reasons to Stay Alive - by Matt Haig (Paperback)

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  • From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.
  • About the Author: Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of six novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library and How To Stop Time.
  • 272 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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About the Book



"Matt Haig's ... memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live"--



Book Synopsis



From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

"Destined to become a modern classic." --Entertainment Weekly

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE?

At the age of 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."



Review Quotes




Named one of Entertainment Weekly's Must-Read Books of 2016

Finalist for the Waterstone's Book of the Year

"Destined to become a modern classic." --Entertainment Weekly

"An in-depth exploration of Haig's battle with depression, if you need a pick-me-up on a very fundamental level, you could do a lot worse than this book." - PEOPLE

"I dog-eared 45 pages in Haig's compact book where he wrote profound or poignant things. I could have easily marked more of them." - Jim Higgings, THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

"Wonderful and essential" - Christopher Weir, THE HUFFINGTON POST

"a quick, witty and at times profound take on an illness many people suffer from, but sometimes can't bring themselves to talk about." - THE MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE

"Things just got real. His honest -- and surprisingly funny -- first person account is a reminder that no matter how hopeless life may seem, it really never is." - NY METRO

"A scintillating read." - THE DAILY MAIL

"REASONS TO STAY ALIVE is essential reading for anyone who has dealt with depression and for anyone who loves someone with the disease." - BOOK REPORTER

"Fascinating and beautifully written." - IAN RANKIN

"Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light." - MICHAEL PALIN

"Matt Haig is astounding." - STEPHEN FRY

"Maybe the most important book I've read this year" - SIMON MAYO

"A life-saving book" - AMANDA CRAIG

"Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin" - JEANETTE WINTERSON

"Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light" - MICHAEL PALIN

"Thoughtful, honest and incredibly insightful" - JENNY COLGAN

"Brilliant and salutary . . . should be on prescription" - REV. RICHARD COLES

"A vibrant, encouraging depiction of a sinister disorder." KIRKUS REVIEW

"Warm and engaging, and shot through with humour...a valuable contribution to the conversation." - THE SUNDAY TIMES

Praise for How To Stop Time

"Matt Haig's latest book, How To Stop Time, is marvelous in every sense of the word. Clever, funny, poignant, and written with Haig's trademark blend of crystalline prose and deft storytelling, this is a book that stirs the heart and mind in equal measure. A hugely enjoyable read." - Deborah Harkness author of The All Souls Trilogy

"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

"The narrator is 400 years old, but the sardonic asides give this pacy novel a modern twist. Matt Haig has designs on our heartstrings . . . The energy and zip of this book are hard to resist." --The Guardian

"Matt Haig is astounding." --Stephen Fry



About the Author



Matt Haig is the internationally bestselling writer of six novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Library and How To Stop Time. He has also written award-winning children's books. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He has written two memoirs, Reasons to Stay Alive, an international bestseller, and Notes on a Nervous Planet.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.9 Inches (H) x 5.0 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Penguin Life
Format: Paperback
Author: Matt Haig
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2016
TCIN: 50241776
UPC: 9780143128724
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6995
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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KitKat - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this book and wanted a copy to keep and look back on. It is a nice compact size, smaller than average books so if keeping a visually consistent bookshelf maybe skip this copy. I love the way the book was written as part self-help, part memoir, all with lots of truths and relatable feeling. Highly recommend!
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