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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Written by: Matt Haig
Narrated by: Matt Haig
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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The instant number one international best seller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans

The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media, or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness.

When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety, and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

©2019 Matt Haig (P)2019 Canongate Books

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Comfort for the anxious

Its not just my brain that moves a million miles an hour, it is the world too. A lot of the information in this book I was already aware of but really enjoyed the authors perspective. It makes such a huge difference to hear the advice from someone who actually understands what it means to have anxiety and depression.

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absolutely phenomenal. I know for a fact I'll return to this book whenever I need to feel better about the world and my place in it.

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Worth the listen, 100%

Great for something to sit down and listen to or to have on in the background while making dinner or falling asleep. Each chapter has something of a revelation moment that can make you think, "huh, I never thought of that" or something similar. My takeaway was this was less of a self help book and more of an explanation of what we are and how we are, and how we can cope with that. I listened to the first part when I bought the book and then stopped for well over a year but when I moved out on my own for the first time, money troubles and crazy amount of loneliness I had rarely experienced, Matt Haig helped look at those moments as not only good, but sacred in an ever growing and expanding world. 10/10