✫.•° About The Book °•.✫
Reasons to Stay Alive is about making the most of your time on earth. 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, how he recovered and learned to live with anxiety and depression. It’s also an upbeat, joyous and very funny exploration of how live better, love better, read better and feel more.
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✫.•° My Review °•.✫
This is not my usual genre of book to read, but a friend had read this and said how good it was, so I thought I would give it a shot. I ordered a copy of this and Notes on A Nervous Planet too.
I found Reasons to Stay Alive informative and enlightening. It was interesting to read what Matt has gone through and how he chose to deal with it. More than once I found myself nodding along as I was reading agreeing with the things that Matt had written. Matt has written this in a way that is incredibly easy to read, follow, understand, and digest.
It is an honest and insightful view into the fight that Matt has had and is still having. It is thought-provoking and will hopefully help those who are battling depression/anxiety either themselves or with a loved one.
It feels wrong to say that I enjoyed reading this book, even though I did, but I certainly found it interesting and captivating. There are some very helpful nuggets of information held in its pages and I for one will be thinking about how I can use these to help both myself and my family and friends too.