Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781786892676) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

5 July 2018

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 21st century.


“PRAISE FOR REASONS TO STAY ALIVE: A small masterpiece that might even save lives”
Joanna Lumley

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“Warm and engaging and shot through with humour”
sunday Times

“Brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light”
Michael Palin

“Brilliant … Should be on prescription”
Rev. Richard Coles

“Tender, candid, inspiring
sunday Express


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. As a writer for children and young adults he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been published in over forty languages.
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