Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt HaigAged 24, Matt Haig’s world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

‘I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven’t been able to see it… Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.’

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‘Full of wisdom and warmth’ NATHAN FILER

‘I think it is a small masterpiece. It might even save lives.’ JOANNA LUMLEY

‘Maybe the most important book I’ve read this year’ SIMON MAYO

‘Essential to our collective well-being’ JO BRAND

‘Brilliant and salutary . . . should be on prescription’ REV. RICHARD COLES

‘Touching, funny, thought-provoking, with a huge heart’ S J WATSON

‘Thoughtful, honest and incredibly insightful’ JENNY COLGAN

‘Fascinating and beautifully written’ IAN RANKIN

‘Marvellous . . . For everyone who has ever felt the snap of the black dog’s teeth, this book is wise, funny, affirming and redemptive. Sometimes depression can be like falling into a wordless pit. Matt Haig finds the words. And he says them for all of us’ JOANNE HARRIS

‘Matt Haig brings a difficult and sensitive subject out of the darkness and into the light. This direct, unflinching but ultimately positive account of his own experience will surely be a great help to lots of people.’ MICHAEL PALIN