Matt Haig joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for this exclusive interview. The breadth of Matt Haig's work ranges from 2015’s Reasons to Stay Alive which explored Haig’s experience of depression, to The Last Family in England which retells Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 with the protagonists as dogs. Both of these were bestsellers and the subject of great critical acclaim.
Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is his inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (now wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness; if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does.
"Wonderful entry to those just starting to struggle with anxiety and depression"
What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.
"Powerful. Raw. Hang on and don't give up, not yet."