THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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. "I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
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Comedian and Live from Here head writer Tom Papa, author of Your Dad Stole My Rake, tackles the modern condition in a heartwarming group of short essays. Tom Papa is a little worried about you. You seem stressed, overworked and, frankly, a little mixed up. Everyone is fighting an overwhelming feeling that things are getting worse, that we should be doing more, that we’re not good enough. Well, life isn't perfect. There have always been problems and there always will be. You can fight for the things you believe in, you can work really, really hard, but you shouldn't lose track of the fact that while you’re doing all that, life is flying by at lightning-fast speed. If you actually take a breath and look around you’ll realize you’re actually doing great. Here’s the thing: We live in an amazing time filled with airplanes, scooters, and peanut butter cups. We have air conditioning, blenders, and martini shakers. It's time to refocus, enjoy it all, and stop waiting for something better! Relax with comedian and Live from Here writer and performer Tom Papa as he explores his favorite subjects in 75 essays, including: You Don't Have to Live Your Best Life Don't Open the Mail I'm So Baked I Love Your Love Handles Don't Go Tubing Shut Up and Eat Recalibrate, turn off your device, and open your eyes to a better reality: You’re doing great!
A little book for those feeling a little down to keep note on a day by day basis of the various reasons they need to stay alive. One day at a time.
If you're struggling with finding a purpose in your life, you aren't alone. This journal exists to help you figure out what you're here for. Writing is a form of therapy. The simple act of touching pencil to paper can help you reduce stress, gain clarity, and see your life through new perspectives. Each page of this journal begins with the prompt: "Today, my reason for living is..." to help you discover your inner purpose in a self-reflective way. Let this journal be your safe place.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The world is messing with our minds. What if there was something we could do about it? Looking at sleep, news, social media, addiction, work and play, Matt Haig invites us to feel calmer, happier and to question the habits of the digital age. This book might even change the way you spend your precious time on earth.
Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or a reminder that hope comes from unexpected places.
ENHANCED ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF MATT HAIG'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live. This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell
Now in paperback, the acclaimed Holocaust memoir declared "a book of breathtaking honesty and extraordinary insight."--LA Times
If the people killed or starved to death by the Soviets were laid out end to end they would stretch half way to the moon. This compelling novel of life in the Soviet Union tells an upfront and personal story of a family who lived through the birth, life and death of perhaps the worst monster state ever to exist on earth. We shudder through the social upheavals of the 1920s, the terror of the 30s and the horror of WWII. We catch the mood of enthusiasm at first for Khrushchev and the bitter disappointment that came soon after as his economic policies failed. We discover that the smiling Khrushchev turned out to be one of the worst persecutors of the Church in history. Then we take an emotional roller-coaster ride through the years of Brezhnev, Andropov and the other old men. At last we meet Mikhail Gorbachev whose new thinking rapidly becomes old thinking. At last the Soviet Union dies -- or does it? The Kuladze family story is also a remarkable and tender love story in a world where life and death could hinge on intonation, nuance or thinking unapproved thoughts. It is a world in which Christening a baby must be done in total secrecy, yet millions do it anyway. The reader will never be the same after reading this absorbing and thoughtful book.
- Author : David Bogan
- Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
- Release Date : 2007-12-20
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 282
- ISBN : 007154593X
Checked your forehead lately? See a use-by date? No? Then why on earth are you worrying about retirement? Wake up - retirement is a dumb idea with no place in modern society. It's absurd, economically unviable and can kill you. In a radical, bound-to-be controversial but definitely thought-provoking new approach to the second half of your life, David Bogan and Keith Davies challenge you to turn everything you've been conditioned to think about retirement on its head. Here, in Avoid Retirement and Stay Alive, Bogan and Davies skillfully dissect the retirement industry and arrive at some life-changing conclusions, with real life examples of enlightened individuals who have looked intelligently at their future and decided to live actively and stay in control. There is an exciting, vibrant life beyond a miserly, uncertain retirement. Bogan and Davies will show you how to: Remain active in a new, scaled-back career without giving up traditional retirement activities Invest in your physical, mental, and emotional health Plan for an occupation that will keep going as long as you do
- Author : Matt Haig
- Publisher : Canongate Books
- Release Date : 2020-08-13
- Genre : Fiction
- Pages : 304
- ISBN : 9781786892713
THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON A RICHARD & JUDY, BETWEEN THE COVERS AND GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK WINNER OF THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD FOR FICTION 'BEAUTIFUL' Jodi Picoult, 'UPLIFTING' i, 'BRILLIANT' Daily Mail, 'AMAZING' Joanna Cannon, 'ABSORBING' New York Times, 'THOUGHT-PROVOKING' Independent Nora's life has been going from bad to worse. Then at the stroke of midnight on her last day on earth she finds herself transported to a library. There she is given the chance to undo her regrets and try out each of the other lives she might have lived. Which raises the ultimate question: with infinite choices, what is the best way to live?
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race. . . ?
This practical job search handbook gives you the how to of Internet research, including sample e-CVs, action plans, the covering e-mail, tips for networking online, plus a directory of over 100 specific job-hunting and recruitment sites.
Death and dying are issues that cause most people in the Western world to catch their breath and change the subject, yet Patsy Freeman’s chronicle In Search of You: Letters to a Daughter, as she writes letters to her daughter before and after her death, is a compelling page turner.
Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness. From the Stoics and the Bible to Dante, Shakespeare, Wittgenstein, and such twentieth-century writers as John Berryman, Hecht recasts the narrative of our “secular age” in new terms. She shows how religious prohibitions against self-killing were replaced by the Enlightenment’s insistence on the rights of the individual, even when those rights had troubling applications. This transition, she movingly argues, resulted in a profound cultural and moral loss: the loss of shared, secular, logical arguments against suicide. By examining how people in other times have found powerful reasons to stay alive when suicide seems a tempting choice, she makes a persuasive intellectual and moral case against suicide.
Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?
From bestselling author Sarah Rayner comes the follow-up to the word-of-mouth success, Making Friends with Anxiety. More Making Friends with Anxiety is packed with in-depth advice on reducing stress and worry, combined with practical things to make - each of which can be completed in less than two hours - and thereby occupy your hands, calm your mind and help you to relax. Written with Sarah's trademark warmth and humour, More Making Friends with Anxiety: A little book of creative activities to help reduce stress and worry explains why some of us are particularly prone to anxiety, and how 'making friends' with our difficult feelings, coupled with gentle creative activity can help. Whether you're a convert to crafts or a complete novice, this array of quick, cheap and easy activities will inspire and uplift you, nurturing mindfulness and positivity. * Make a Collage * Paint Pebbles * Sew a Simple Cover * Bake a Crumble * Plant a Windowbox * Carve Wood * Make a Necklace * Look at Art * Listen to Music ... and more * Fully illustrated in full colour with dozens of photographs by the author and clear step-by-step instructions * Backed by an online support group* Experiment with ten different crafts and find out which you enjoy * Perfect for all ages and abilities - i.e. anyone who wants to be more creative and less stressed PRAISE FOR MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY: 'Simple, lucid advice on how to accept your anxiety' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive 'Reads like chatting with an old friend; one with wit, wisdom and experience' Laura Lockington, Brighton and Hove Independent PRAISE FOR SARAH RAYNER: 'Carefully crafted and empathetic' Sunday Times ' 'Brilliant...Warm and approachable' 'Essentials 'You'll want to inhale it in one breath' 'Easy Living
There have been 10 seasons of the Walking Dead so far. The TV series set in the fictional United States of America where a wave of zombification spreads across the nation, causing a zombie apocalypse. Basically, most of the citizens become a zombie except a few survivors. Now everyone believes that the survivors only survived because dying to return a zombie is not the best way to go, but that was not their only reason. The survivors in the walking dead had other reasons to stay alive. They had food to live for.