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Title:
Notes on a nervous planet
Author:
Haig, Matt, 1975- author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2019.

©2018
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 18 cm
Summary:
"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"--
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by Canongat Books Ltd 2018."
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780143133421
Format :
Book