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 (Paperback ISBN 9781786892690) book cover

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

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The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it?

Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.

“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 Notes on a Nervous Planet 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, including most recently the Sunday Times bestseller, The Truth Pixie, and he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated 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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