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...
  • Cher
    Jul 15, 2018
    4 stars - It was great. I loved it. A thought provoking look at how rapidly our society has changed over the last 20 years with the advent of modern technological advances. I found a multitude of quotable passages and interesting tidbits. I?m a fan of Haig?s writing, be it fict...
  • 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 :) ...
  • Kristina
    Aug 06, 2018
    Amazing!!! ...
  • 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...
  • Siobhan
    Jul 17, 2018
    Notes on a Nervous Planet is Matt Haig's somewhat sequel to Reasons To Stay Alive, in which he looks at the pace and panic of today's world and considers it through the lens of his own mental health issues, particularly anxiety. The style is very similar to the earlier book: short chap...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Alisha
    Jul 08, 2018
    The only thing I don't like about this book is that it wasn't around when I was a teenager. Firstly, I just want to say that this book is physically stunning. Beneath the dust jacket, the hardcover is all the colours of the rainbow and it's lovely. I also think the size is great, i...
  • Caro Reads
    Sep 14, 2018
    Sollte mich je jemand fragen, welches Buch er/sie lesen sollte/gelesen haben sollte, dann ist es dieses. Augenffnend, 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Lies
    Sep 24, 2018
    In Notes on a Nervous Planet, Matt Haig talks about how our modern, digital, capitalist society has an influence on our mental health and our behavior. The book consists of short chapters that are thematically related, but can be read seperately. This allowed Haig to explore a lot o...
  • 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 . ...
  • 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...
  • Rain
    Jul 28, 2018
    Matt Haig did it again. Everyone who knows me is aware that I read A LOT of fantasy, a bit of sci-fi, so few contemporary, and I rarely read non-fiction. I read to escape but non-fiction books are just too close to reality for my liking. Despite that, I devour Matt Haig's non-ficti...
  • 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...
  • Martha Mae
    Jul 06, 2018
    Devoured this in a single day. Deliciously yummy. Another Haig triumph. ...
  • Joana Eyre
    Aug 09, 2018
    "We have handed over our instincts to the hands of a clock. Increasingly, we serve time rather than time serving us." "When normality becomes madness, the only way to find sanity is by daring to be different. Or daring to be the you that exists beyond all the physical clutter and mi...
  • liz
    Jul 09, 2018
    Matt Haig has done it again: written a highly thought-provoking book which has made me want to better myself and enrich my life. I am so glad that I was able to meet him last week and tell him how much his books mean to me because this book perfectly encapsulates why his work is so...
  • 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 ?...