Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

Everything we need is right here. Everything we are is enough.
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781786892676) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive


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.

“Witty, honest and engaging … A worthy successor to Reasons to Stay Alive
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“An honest and human guide to coping with the modern world … Notes on a Nervous Planet is generous, sensible and timely. Reading it will probably be good for your mental health. Especially if you leave your smartphone in another room … Thought-provoking”

“Thought-provoking … [Haig’s] hard-won wisdom asks us to think about how we can live in the present – and in so doing, he creates a wonderfully perceptive chronicle of life in the always-on social media age. A real-world guide to mindfulness”

“Beautiful, honest and wise”
Fearne Cotton

Notes on a Nervous Planet is a fascinating look at the link between anxiety and the world we live in … [Haig is] one of our warmest, wittiest and wisest writers”
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Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written many books for children and he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.
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In a short extract from his book, Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig talks about the news and about anxiety – and the relationship between the two. Narration from the audiobook, read by the author.

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“A Note on Wanting”: enjoy this early preview of Matt Haig’s Notes on a Nervous Planet, the follow-up to number one bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive. From the audiobook, read by the author.

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