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Reasons to Stay Alive

Matt Haig

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.

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17 February 2019

An amazing read. This book allows you to relax and enjoy writing lists!


18 August 2018

After 4 years of battling with depression and anxiety it was such a comfort to find a book that was able to comfort, reassure and understand me. The short chapters and easy narrative are perfect for a frazzled mind and allowed me to pick it up and put it down as and when I needed. I have only read it through once but am confident that it will become a night time companion on my bedside table.

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