Release date -5th July 2018
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Canongate Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Jamie from canongate.co.uk for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 21st century.
NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET by Matt Haig is everything you need and more to help connect with your anxiety and the million different things that can enhance and make it worse. It is a manual, a guide, an escape hatch, and the kind of book that should be carried in your bag at all times for easy access when you need it.
From our constant connection to the world through social media and the internet in general, yes there are fantastic upshots of this, but there are also downsides which Matt expertly points out - devastation, pain, judgement, anger, terror is also just at our fingertips and for those of us who are anxious anyway, this is like a bomb waiting to go off.
Matt Haig has written this book through his own experiences and so his words really connect with the reader. You can feel his honesty, his pain, and his hope for the future. There are great tips to help people step down from that anxious ledge and like everything in life, what works for one person doesn't mean it will work for everyone, but it's definitely worth a shot.
As pointed out throughout this book, 'Life is beautiful', and when you close this book you will feel that sentence come alive for you. I know I sat in the garden, closed my eyes, listened to my kids laughing as they played with my husband and I felt peace. Yes, life is certainly beautiful. But Matt also recognises that just because there are worse things happening in the world doesn't mean that anxiety and depression won't rear its ugly head and take over when you least expect it. The key is recognising it and the triggers that trip it, of which there are many in our modern world.
NOTES ON A NERVOUS PLANET by Matt Haig is a book that should be read by everyone, and I mean EVERYONE! It oozes warmth, self-care, and wisdom and will help so many people see life and our world from a different perspective - I know it has changed me. It is a book that needs to be on every bookshelf in every home, in every town, in every county, and country and I highly recommend it.
Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975. He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist. His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages. The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him 'a novelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny, riveting and heartbreaking'.
For more information:
Website - www.matthaig.com
Twitter - twitter.com/matthaig1
Facebook - www.facebook.com/matthaigislost/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/mattzhaig/
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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