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Matt Haig

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Matt Haig is an English novelist and journalist. He has written both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, often in the speculative fiction genre.
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Self Help for Your Nerves
Learn to Relax and Enjoy Life Again by Overcoming Stress and Fear
Claire Weekes - Jan 31, 2000 (first published in 1981)
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Essential guide for everything you need to know to keep relaxed through every day lifeRepackage of the phenomenally successful guide to dealing with nervous illness – Self Help for Your Nerves. This guide offers the most comprehensive insight and advice into coping with nervous stress.Sufferers of nervous illness regard Self Help for Your Nerves as...
Matt Haig
Sep 21, 2020
Yes this is a very good practical book. Totally dated language and cover and all that but Dr Claire Weekes’ book Self Help For Your Nerves is still probably the most useful overt self-help book for anxiety and panic attacks imho.     source
Entangled Life
Sep 03, 2020
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‘A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. Sentence after sentence stopped me short. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer’ ROBERT MACFARLANE, author of UnderlandThere is a lifeform so strange and wondrous that it forces us to rethink how life works…Neither plant nor animal, it is found throughout th...
Matt Haig
Sep 19, 2020
The mind-altering book about fungus you didn’t realise you needed to read.     source
The Heartland
finding and losing schizophrenia
Nathan Filer - Apr 04, 2019
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Schizophrenia: whether it's the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it—and how we treat people living with it—is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often cont...
Matt Haig
Feb 18, 2020
Read Nathan's book. It's great.     source
Fantasyland
How America Went Haywire
Kurt Andersen - Sep 05, 2017
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A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe . . . to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that whats happening in our country todayt...
Matt Haig
Dec 30, 2019
Great book. Devoured this.     source
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I Never Said I Loved You
Rhik Samadder - Aug 08, 2019
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"I'm in bed with my mother, in a Bangkok sex hotel. It is my 30th birthday, it is time for me to become a man, ...
Matt Haig
Sep 03, 2019
Great book.     source
We Are the Weather
Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
Jonathan Safran Foer - Sep 17, 2019
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Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know. Will future generations distinguish between those who didnt believe in the ...
Matt Haig
Aug 16, 2019
A brilliant book. Advocates a world war scale emergency response to climate change. And reminds us how much human behaviour can change for the better when the chips are down and we understand and FEEL like the stakes are high.     source
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Natalie Portman