Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

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.

Title:Notes on a Nervous Planet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781786892676
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About Matt Haig

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, rive


    Notes on a Nervous Planet Reviews

  • Liz Barnsley

    I'm not really going to review this properly I bought it and read it just for me really. There's nothing much I can say that I haven't said before about this author's writing and sometimes you just wa...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    This book gave me so much to contemplate! ...

  • Penelope

    A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read. Matt's honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a...

  • André Oliveira

    A book about depression, panic attacks and how to deal with them. Or at least get better at it.Obviously, it's about a lot more subjects but Matt Haig give us some advice on how to cope with the prese...

  • littlemiss_emmxx

    I had heard this book was a sort of follow on from Reasons To Stay Alive. I read Reasons To Stay Alive while I was on holiday in January. And loved it read it in 2 or 3 days and ended up having to sta...

  • Doug

    3.5, rounded up.I really, REALLY liked Haig's previous 'self-help' book, Reasons to Stay Alive, even though some found it corny and simplistic. Reading this sequel, I could see why that feeling might ...

  • Nicola Gipson

    I read Matt Haig’s previous book ‘Reasons To Stay Alive ‘ last year and absolutely loved it.It dealt with Matt’s personal battle with anxiety and depression. It was so honest you couldn’t h...

  • Victoria

    His best book yet! The perfect antidote to our messy world! I love all Matt Haig’s books and this was still even better than I had anticipated! Just buy it, read it, talk about and love it! This wor...

  • Zohal

    4.5 Stars "It’s all right that the world is crazy, as long as I make my little corner of the world sane." Diane Lockhart from The Good Fight.The above quote perfectly summarises this book. I read t...

  • Anni

    "Distracted from distraction by distraction" (T.S. Eliot' - The Four Quartets)If you feel like shouting “Stop the world, I want to get off!" on a daily basis, then this is the book for you. Followin...