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Notes on a nervous planet / Matt Haig.

Author/creator Haig, Matt, 1975- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Description288 pages ; 18 cm
Contents A stressed-out mind in a stressed-out world -- The big picture -- A feeling is not your face -- Notes on time -- Life overload -- Internet anxieties -- Shock of the news -- A small section on sleep -- Priorities -- Phone fears -- The detective of despair -- The thinking body -- The end of reality -- Wanting -- Two lists about work -- Shaping the future -- The song of you -- Everything you are is enough.
Abstract "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 an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological 'advancements' that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"First published in Great Britain by Canongate Books Ltd 2018."
Genre/formSelf-help publications.
Genre/formSelf-help publications.
LCCN 2018032891
ISBN9780143133421 (paperback)
ISBN014313342X (paperback)

Available Items

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Joyner General Stacks RA785 .H335 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold