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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Matt Haig

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In Notes on a Nervous Planet, author Matt Haig writes relatable essays about living with anxiety in the modern world.

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Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet

by Matt Haig

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How do you maintain peace in a nervous world? In today's fast-paced culture, how do you dial back the noise to keep from spiraling into anxiety? In Notes on a Nervous Planet, published in 2018, author Matt Haig's personal essays offer anxious readers hope and solidarity. Haig dives into his own experience with anxiety and explains how reducing the amount of information he consumed helped him find his way out of a pit of despair.

Haig has written several fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. He is best known for his first memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive.

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The aim in this book isn't to say that everything is a disaster and we're all screwed because we already have Twitter for that.

- Matt Haig

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