If you’ve been reading my posts for a little while now, you’ll likely know that I love Matt Haig. I’ve read all of his books, and I genuinely think he’s one of the best writers in the business. That’s why I am so excited to announce that this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read is his newest book, Notes on a Nervous Planet!
I know we don’t feature a ton of non-fiction on the Savvy Reader, but, given that Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up on the 30th, we thought it fitting to feature one! Ready to dive in? Let’s go!
Unless you’re not on social media (which, congratulations on that), you’ve likely heard the phrase “dumpster fire” being thrown around to describe the world. Everywhere we look, we’re bombarded with negativity, impossible standards, and overwhelming emotion. For some of us (*raises hand ever so slowly*), this can be utterly overwhelming. In this follow-up to his bestselling memoir/self-help book/best-book-ever Reasons To Stay Alive, Matt Haig is going to do his best to help us cope with everything.
Following the structure of Reasons To Stay Alive, Matt Haig shows how he was able to work out that his struggles with panic disorder, anxiety, and depression were intricately linked with the external world and its impact on his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Covering everything from the impossible-to-maintain lifestyle standards put forth on Instagram to the current news cycle, Notes on a Nervous Planet is an honest and engaging read that we can’t recommend enough.
Oh, did we also mention that, in typical Matt Haig fashion, it is immensely readable and deeply funny? With the warmth that characterizes his fiction and the realness that defines his non-fiction, Notes on a Nervous Planet is the perfect balance between the two. Whether you’re looking for a memoir, a self-help book, or just your next great read, Notes on a Nervous Planet should be next on your list!
Notes on a Nervous Planet is this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read! Add it to your shelf today.
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