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? - H The world is messing with our minds. Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is cre...

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Title:Notes on a Nervous Planet
Author:Matt Haig
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Notes on a Nervous Planet
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages pages

Notes on a Nervous Planet Reviews

  • Penelope
    Jun 13, 2018
    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 warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is...
  • Vivek Tejuja
    Jul 04, 2018
    This is a world of nerves. Of nervousness (as the title rightly suggests), of anxiety and of excess. Everything is in excess and we do not know when to stop or how to control our lives. We are constantly on the edge and losing the very essence of being human. Our lives are spiraling ou...
  • Emily B
    Jan 31, 2019
    A very accessible book written by Matt Haig. I love the way it?s formatted and compiled of lists and short chapters. The subject matter is very relevant and I found it explored issues and anxieties concerning modern life and social media that have been at the back of my mind for...
  • Zohal
    Sep 14, 2018
    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 this in one setting which rarely happens these days. This has given me so much ...
  • Lindsey
    Jul 08, 2018
    Just read it :) ...
  • yvonnelesenundso
    Mar 26, 2019
    "Vergleiche dein echtes Ich nicht mit einem hypothetischen Ich. Versinke nicht im Meer des Was-wäre-Wenn. Akzeptiere deine Realität. Sei Mensch. Irre dich. Sei dir selbst genug." Matt Haig erfindet das Rad nicht neu, aber er schreibt Gedankengänge, die sicher jeder einmal hat, au...
  • Paul
    Sep 29, 2018
    The modern world is fast and relentless, our connection to the internet that means we have a never-ending stream of notifications, jobs that come with a phone and almost permanent on call. Our nerves are jangled constantly. It feel like you are in a race that you can never win and stan...
  • Heather
    Jun 16, 2018
    The world is a nervous system. Everything is connected and it's difficult to switch off, even for your own sake. Notes on a Nervous Planet makes you stop, think, consider your own interactions with the world around you and how it seeps into your life. Most of all it makes you hope it's...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Jul 14, 2018
    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 want to read a book to kick start your soul again. Suffice to say that as ever after...
  • Anni
    Oct 28, 2018
    "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. Following on from his bestselling ?Reasons to stay Alive?, Matt Haig here explores w...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jul 16, 2018
    This book gave me so much to contemplate! ...
  • Tim Rideout
    Jul 12, 2018
    ?Kindness spring-cleans the soul.? Reading ?Notes on a Nervous Planet? is like being given a new pair of spectacles. It makes everything clearer. Matt Haig writes with humility, wisdom, clarity, honesty, humour and kindness about his own mental illness and efforts to impr...
  • Alexa Petre
    Sep 01, 2018
    As much as I respect and appreciate Matt Haig, I cannot give more than 2 stars to this book. First of all, it's very messy, and although he even mentions in the book that he deliberately wanted to write a messy book, it actually feels like a bunch of blog posts cluttered together in a ...
  • André Oliveira
    Sep 12, 2018
    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 present lifestyle and how to accept yourself and the world we currently live. ...
  • Doug
    Jun 26, 2018
    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 be valid this time round. A prime reason why the previous book made an impact, is ...
  • Aleshanee
    Apr 01, 2019
    "Notes on a Nervous Planet" ist ein wirklich passender Titel, denn es wirkt vom Aufbau her wirklich wie ein Notizbuch, in das Matt Haig alles notiert hat, was ihn zu diesem Thema über die Zeit hin durch den Kopf gegangen ist. Ich hab mir auch unzählige Textstellen markiert, mit denen...
  • Lauren Hartley
    Sep 05, 2018
    As discussed in the book, everyone has different opinions on books and I loved Reasons to Stay Alive but this I found really boring. This book was very rambly and induced stress rather than prevent it. I found his last book actually had a story to it whereas this was just quoting othe...
  • Jo
    Jan 04, 2019
    This book is raw and real. Highly recommend to anyone struggling with anxiety and mental illness- it is a read that will show you that you are not alone. Also highly recommend to those not struggling with mental illness but are simply broad-minded enough to want to understand those who...
  • Caro Reads
    Sep 14, 2018
    Sollte mich je jemand fragen, welches Buch er/sie lesen sollte/gelesen haben sollte, dann ist es dieses. Augenöffnend, ehrlich und einfach menschlich. Es gibt einem keinen Leitfaden an die Hand, um das eigene Leben in den Griff zu bekommen. Es bringt den Leser aber dazu, seinen eigene...
  • Nat K
    Jan 11, 2019
    ?The paradox of modern life is this: we have never been more connected, and we have never been more alone.? Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much. Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and ...
  • Rita Araújo
    Sep 06, 2018
    ?Find the hope that is already here and help it grow? ? ?Find the hope that is already here and help it grow? ?? ...more ...
  • Odette Knappers
    Sep 07, 2018
    Ik hoop dat ieder mens dit boek leest, en ik zal je uitleggen waarom. Dit is een boek over psychische gezondheid. En dat is superbelangrijk. Voor de mensen die er af en toe mee worstelen is dit een belangrijk boek omdat je leest dat je verre van de enige bent. Het is prettig om ...
  • Victoria
    Jul 06, 2018
    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 world is a better place with this book in it . ...
  • BumfuzzledNerd
    Feb 12, 2019
    Matt Haig hat mir direkt aus dem Herzen geschrieben. Ein grandioses Buch! ...
  • Megan
    Jul 23, 2018
    I hardly ever dnf a book. Now trust me when I say I know that this book is just like Haig's others; ones that I do like, The Humans is actually one of my all-time favourites. I stopped a little over 200 pages in and I realised he would be repeating the same messages over and over again...
  • Sarah Dorothea
    Feb 24, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars! ? After having read Matt Haig?s last non?fiction book, 'Reasons to Stay Alive', I was utterly amazed by his second oeuvre. 'Notes on a Nervous Planet' is not so much a ?reasons to? as a ?how to? guide, for all those readers who responded so powerfully to...
  • ||Swaroop||
    Apr 08, 2019
    ? How can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad? ? Matt Haig`s Notes on a Nervous Planet is all about providing to us, some sensible and practical solutions to the above complicated question. "We are humans. Let's not be ashamed to look like them." This conci...
  • Tom McLean
    Jul 10, 2018
    I feel like I could write a Twitter bot that would generate this entire book. If you're the type of person who needs someone to tell you "It will be okay" a thousand different ways, then this is the book for you. I, like Matt Haig, also suffer from anxiety. But being told "it will be o...
  • littlemiss_emmxx
    Jul 19, 2018
    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 start it again as I hadn't thought I would finish it so quickly. Clearly it took me a...
  • Nicola Gipson
    Jul 26, 2018
    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 help but be affected by the level of suffering he went through. His follow up book ?...