Notes on a Nervous Planet

Author: Matt Haig
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 05/07/2018
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786892676
Availability: Available to Order with Delivery 7-10 Days
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read… The follow-up to the number one Sunday Times bestseller Reasons to Stay Alive
Product description

Learning to live with being constantly connected, via the internet and various devices, is one of the greatest challenges of our generation, as is the constant state of anxiety that comes along with it. Whether it’s anxiety caused by breaking news, failure to look like an Instagram model or a lack of sleep after an all-night Netflix binge, Matt Haig delves into the worrying consequences of being continuously ‘on’ in today’s digital world, offering solutions with indomitable warmth, wit and insight. From the author of the equally impressive Reasons to Stay Alive, this timely text is essential reading for all.

- Caoilfhionn Fay, Dubray Head Office

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 twenty-first century.

Additional information
Customers who bought this item also bought

Shoe Dog

The first-ever memoir of the legendary co-founder of Nike Inc, Phil Knight

Reasons to Stay Alive


Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal.