Reasons to Stay Alive

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.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782115099

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Includes an exclusive preview of The Comfort Book – out on 6 July 2021 – PREORDER NOW! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? 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. '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.'

Reasons to Stay Alive

'I want life.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143128724

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Page: 272

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A runaway bestseller in the UK--Matt Haig's accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is Matt's inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (and now-wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt's frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest--there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.

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You re Doing Great

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays. Tom Papa is a little worried about you.

Author: Tom Papa

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250240409

Category: Humor

Page: 304

View: 520

Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays. Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up. Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we’re not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you’re doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. If you actually take a breath and look around you’ll realize you’re actually doing great. Here’s the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including: You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life Don't Open the Mail I'm So Baked I Love Your Love Handles Don't Go Tubing Shut Up and Eat Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You’re doing great!

Reasons to Stay Alive

A little book for those feeling a little down to keep note on a day by day basis of the various reasons they need to stay alive. One day at a time.

Author: A J G

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781723919480

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Page: 102

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A little book for those feeling a little down to keep note on a day by day basis of the various reasons they need to stay alive. One day at a time.

The Comfort Book

This is for when we need the wisdom of a friend or a reminder we can always nurture inner strength and hope, even in our busy world. A book of timeless comfort for modern minds.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786898314

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learned while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard. The Comfort Book is a collection of consolations learned in hard times and suggestions for making the bad days better. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations celebrate the ever-changing wonder of living. This is for when we need the wisdom of a friend or a reminder we can always nurture inner strength and hope, even in our busy world. A book of timeless comfort for modern minds.

Reasons to Stay Alive a Journal for the Hopeless

If you're struggling with finding a purpose in your life, you aren't alone.

Author: Everyday Tales Publishing

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Page: 121

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If you're struggling with finding a purpose in your life, you aren't alone. This journal exists to help you figure out what you're here for. Writing is a form of therapy. The simple act of touching pencil to paper can help you reduce stress, gain clarity, and see your life through new perspectives. Each page of this journal begins with the prompt: "Today, my reason for living is..." to help you discover your inner purpose in a self-reflective way. Let this journal be your safe place.

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Includes an exclusive preview of The Comfort Book – out on 6 July 2021 – PREORDER NOW!

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786892685

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 440

Includes an exclusive preview of The Comfort Book – out on 6 July 2021 – PREORDER NOW! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. – How can we stay sane on a planet that makes us mad? – How do we stay human in a technological world? – How do we feel happy when we are encouraged to be anxious? After experiencing years of anxiety and panic attacks, these questions became urgent matters of life and death for Matt Haig. And he began to look for the link between what he felt and the world around him. Notes on a Nervous Planet is a personal and vital look at how to feel happy, human and whole in the twenty-first century.

How to Stop Time

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782118632

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2017 BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POPULAR FICTION Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.

How to Stop Time

This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786893185

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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ENHANCED ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF MATT HAIG'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live. This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell

Mobile Marketing

This is the first book devoted exclusively to exploring the potential of this new medium.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749437985

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 312

Mobile marketing [using SMS - the short messaging service to send text messages via mobile phones] is emerging as a direct and powerful way to communicate with customers. This is the first book devoted exclusively to exploring the potential of this new medium.

To Be A Cat

Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - wouldn't they? A darkly funny and adventurous tale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448120829

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 375

Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?

Echo Boy

And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he’s determined to save her. ECHO BOY is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448172500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Audrey’s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an echo – but he’s not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he’s determined to save her. ECHO BOY is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.

Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive The New Retirement Revolution

That ' s why most institutions and organizations are often driven by fear , almost
always an irrational fear , for their own safety Why is this important ? The next
time you hear any organization - be it religious , commercial or political ...

Author: David Bogan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071545938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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Checked your forehead lately? See a use-by date? No? Then why on earth are you worrying about retirement? Wake up - retirement is a dumb idea with no place in modern society. It's absurd, economically unviable and can kill you. In a radical, bound-to-be controversial but definitely thought-provoking new approach to the second half of your life, David Bogan and Keith Davies challenge you to turn everything you've been conditioned to think about retirement on its head. Here, in Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive, Bogan and Davies skillfully dissect the retirement industry and arrive at some life-changing conclusions, with real life examples of enlightened individuals who have looked intelligently at their future and decided to live actively and stay in control. There is an exciting, vibrant life beyond a miserly, uncertain retirement. Bogan and Davies will show you how to: Remain active in a new, scaled-back career without giving up traditional retirement activities Invest in your physical, mental, and emotional health Plan for an occupation that will keep going as long as you do

The Truth Pixie

A brand new story for younger readers from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, illustrated throughout by Chris Mould. It's Reasons to Stay Alive for children: helping kids to feel okay about who they are

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781786894328

Category: Animals

Page: 128

View: 443

A brand new story for younger readers from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, illustrated throughout by Chris Mould. It's Reasons to Stay Alive for children: helping kids to feel okay about who they are

Brand Royalty

More than simply a comprehensive collection of brand success stories, this text will also help businesses and students to easily identify the factors behind these successes, and to place them into a broader business and social context.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749448264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 212

More than simply a comprehensive collection of brand success stories, this text will also help businesses and students to easily identify the factors behind these successes, and to place them into a broader business and social context.

Reasons to Live

This first collection of fifteen stories deals with the strategies of emotional survival and offers sharp, brittle, and intelligent looks at staying alive, at how to manage a life truly one's own, and how to resist becoming a victim

Author: Amy Hempel

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 129

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This first collection of fifteen stories deals with the strategies of emotional survival and offers sharp, brittle, and intelligent looks at staying alive, at how to manage a life truly one's own, and how to resist becoming a victim

Food to Live For

There have been 10 seasons of the Walking Dead so far. The TV series set in the fictional United States of America where a wave of zombification spreads across the nation, causing a zombie apocalypse.

Author: Susan Gray

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Page: 88

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There have been 10 seasons of the Walking Dead so far. The TV series set in the fictional United States of America where a wave of zombification spreads across the nation, causing a zombie apocalypse. Basically, most of the citizens become a zombie except a few survivors. Now everyone believes that the survivors only survived because dying to return a zombie is not the best way to go, but that was not their only reason. The survivors in the walking dead had other reasons to stay alive. They had food to live for.

The Runaway Troll

The most evil creature in Shadow Forest, The Betterer, is furious when a troll boy escapes to be with human Samuel Blink.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Bodley Head Childrens

ISBN: 9780370329888

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 434

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There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's being sent to the Betterer. The Betterer is the most evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and stupid habits in lots of horrible ways. When one troll boy escapes the forest to be with his favourite human, Samuel Blink, the Betterer is not very happy. Until he realizes that the most useful thing to have in his Bettering Tower would be a real life human child. So he places his Bettering Branch and Gripgrass Juice in his pockets and sets out on a quest into the human world beyond the forest to kidnap Samuel and the troll friend he's been hiding in his wardrobe . . .

The Midnight Library

***PRE-ORDER THE COMFORT BOOK NOW*** THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON A RICHARD & JUDY, BETWEEN THE COVERS AND GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION 'BEAUTIFUL' Jodi ...

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786892715

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 422

***PRE-ORDER THE COMFORT BOOK NOW*** THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON A RICHARD & JUDY, BETWEEN THE COVERS AND GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION 'BEAUTIFUL' Jodi Picoult, 'UPLIFTING' i, 'BRILLIANT' Daily Mail, 'AMAZING' Joanna Cannon, 'ABSORBING' New York Times, 'THOUGHT-PROVOKING' Independent Nora's life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?