Reasons to stay alive - Matt Haig

Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

Another book in my quest to read 50 before I hit 25.

Let's start this off by saying I love Matt Haig. I read The Humans and loved it so much I bought this and The Radleys straight away from Amazon. It was only when I looked into the author slightly more that I realised the Humans was so much more than I thought.

Turns out, not unlike a lot of us, Matt suffers from depression. I have been lucky in that so far, I have not had any issues with my mental health on a large scale, but this isn't true for some of my best friends and family. 

This book is not a story book, nor is it an autobiography. I honestly don't know how to describe this book, but I read it in one sitting. 

It is a look into the mind of someone who struggles with depression, and is one of the most candid, and surprisingly uplifting books I have read. There are some nuggets of advice to live by in this book that I have photographed on my phone and kept with me. There are some insights into what it is like behind the fog, and the idea of it terrifies me.

I can't really review it because I don't know what to say apart from I think everybody should read it. It isn't a work of fiction for me to pass judgement on, and as it is something so personal to so many people, I don't think I'd dare even if it was.

This book is physically easy to read, and you'll be done within hours, but it will stay with you forever.

Read this book and tweet me your thoughts.

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