Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life. The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as a A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern ...

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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:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 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...
  • 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...
  • Malia
    Aug 11, 2019
    So many thought-provoking points! I found myself nodding along and dog-earing my book in a way that would leave some readings weeping. Highly recommended! Find more reviews and bookish fun at http://www.princessandpen.com ...
  • 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 :) ...
  • 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...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Oct 02, 2019
    Thanks to Penguin for a free review copy! I read Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig during my 2017 relapse, and I devoured it. I absolutely love Haig?s writing style and the way he weaves anecdote into advice, and how closely our experiences relate. I especially like how in this ...
  • 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...
  • Katie.g
    May 07, 2019
    ?Maybe the point of life is to give up certainty and to embrace life?s beautiful uncertainty? 4.5 nervous stars! I?d heard a lot about Matt Haig?s short book on anxiety; from other reviewers on Goodreads and one of my work colleagues. I was craving something non-ficti...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Jul 16, 2018
    This book gave me so much to contemplate! ...
  • Brendan Monroe
    Aug 30, 2019
    I wish this book had been available back in January 2015. When I started my last job. I was in a different country, working with colleagues from all over, and it was my first time working a desk job. The atmosphere there was absolutely toxic, the people I worked with unbelievably p...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 pe...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 . ...
  • Kathleen
    Aug 12, 2019
    Haig does an excellent job of identifying sources of our anxiety?whether it is the cacophony of mass media, our fast-paced modern life, or simply the unreasonably expectations we place on ourselves. Haig suggests that we stop worrying about everything that did happen or could happen,...
  • 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...
  • Nadia
    Apr 30, 2019
    This was my first encounter with the work of Matt Haig and I can see why he's become so popular. In his latest book, Matt shares his observations about today's 'nervous planet' we live on, overloaded with technology and social media connecting people all over the world, yet leaving the...
  • Izzie
    Sep 02, 2019
    I've suffered with anxiety for... Most of my life, now that I think about it, but I didn't seek help until I was 19 and forced to drop out of uni because both my physical and mental health had sort of imploded. I'm much better now, two and a half years later, and back at uni, but somet...
  • 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
    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 ?...