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إننا نغرق في الكتب، ونغرق في المسلسلات والبرامج التلفزيونية. ورغم هذا فإننا لا نستطيع إلا أن نقرأ كتابا واحدا ونشاهد برنامجا واحدا في الوقت ذاته. لقد تمكنا من مضاعفة كل شيء من حولنا، ولكننا لم نضاعف ذواتنا. هنالك ذات واحدة لكل منا. وجميعنا اصغر بكثير من الانترنت، ولنستمتع بحياتنا، ربما علينا ان نتوقف عن التفكير في الاشياء التي لن نتمكن من قراءتها أو مشاهدتها او قولها او فع ...more
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 288 pages
Published 2019 by كلمات للنشر والتوزيع (first published July 5th 2018)
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Ellen Definitely and, in fact, as a teenager, you probably need it the most.
Christina These books stand-alone. Personally, since I found NoaNP so anxiety-inducing and depressing, I would read it 1st and immediately follow it with RTSA.

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Liz Barnsley
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not really going to review this properly I bought it and read it just for me really. There's nothing much I can say that I haven't said before about this author's writing and sometimes you just want to read a book to kick start your soul again.

Suffice to say that as ever after reading a Matt Haig book my faith in many many things is restored. Yes indeed.
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Nat K
”The paradox of modern life is this: we have never been more connected, and we have never been more alone.”

Another gem from one of my favourite writers, which makes me realise why I love reading his books so much. Matt Haig has the innate ability to get inside your core and peel back the layers.

He makes you feel. He makes you think.

Whenever I start one of his books, the rest of the world falls to a blur, in slow motion. I become so engrossed in what he has to say, it’s as if time stands still.
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Alexa Petre
As much as I respect and appreciate Matt Haig, I cannot give more than 2 stars to this book. First of all, it's very messy, and although he even mentions in the book that he deliberately wanted to write a messy book, it actually feels like a bunch of blog posts cluttered together in a book, without much structure and flow to it, especially since he repeats himself numerous times throughout it. I just couldn't help thinking I was reading a bunch of shallow self-help articles, full of truisms and ...more
Swaroop
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad?

Matt Haig`s Notes on a Nervous Planet is all about providing to us, some sensible and practical solutions to the above complicated question.

"We are humans. Let's not be ashamed to look like them."

This concisely well-written book is must-read for all humans who have a brain and a mind.

Libraries aren't just about books. They are one of the few public spaces we have left which don't like our wallets more than us.

The importance of the
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Gabby
”How can we live in a mad world without ourselves going mad?

Matt Haig has such a way with worlds and he is so good at being able to explain the reasons people might feel anxiety and depression in the world we are living in today. This read couldn’t come at a more perfect time for me because the world is unimaginably horrific these days and I really needed this. I enjoyed this one even more than Reasons to Stay Alive, and I just really love his writing so much.

”The future isn’t real. The future
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Penelope
A truly timely and important book that everyone living on this nervous planet should read. Matt's honest and personal experiences shine through on every page and his writing is like a cup of tea and a warm blanket making you feel that no matter how crazy the world can get everything is going to be ok. I loved this book and have no hesitation recommending it to absolutely everyone, no one will finish this book without learning at least one important lesson or taking away one piece of advice that ...more
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
This is the book which will make you think about the most useless things that we invest most of our time in. And we say we need more time everyday to do things that matter.

"There is a cliché about reading. That there are as many books as there are readers.

Meaning every reader has their own take on a book."


(Yes, this book too joins my best 2021 reads.)


The best non-fiction from the author and arguably my most favourite book of the new year, this one is life-changing.

We worry about a lot of thing
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Regina
Jan 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An ode to social media (by Matt Haig):

When anger trolls the internet
looking for a hook
it’s time to disconnect
and go and read a book


Can I get an amen on that?! Surely my lit-loving peeps felt that in the feels as much as I did.

My 2021 mission to conquer Matt Haig’s backlist led me to his second nonfiction book that deals with his mental illnesses (anxiety, depression, and panic disorders). Notes on a Nervous Planet was written in 2019, and if the planet was nervous then it must be rocking bac
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Tom McLean
Jul 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like I could write a Twitter bot that would generate this entire book. If you're the type of person who needs someone to tell you "It will be okay" a thousand different ways, then this is the book for you. I, like Matt Haig, also suffer from anxiety. But being told "it will be okay" only adds to my anxiety. I was hoping for a tool or an escape, but did not find it here. I'm glad Mr. Haig has found a profitable way to deal with his anxiety, by selling out his mantras. ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
This book gave me so much to contemplate!
Whitney Atkinson
Thanks to Penguin for a free review copy!

I read Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig during my 2017 relapse, and I devoured it. I absolutely love Haig’s writing style and the way he weaves anecdote into advice, and how closely our experiences relate. I especially like how in this book, he talks about how social media and technology can exacerbate anxiety, which is certainly true for me as well.

I was initially fearful that this book would be a preachy “just get off your phone” type of book, which
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jade
Jan 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one but anxious people looking for recognition/familiar scenarios
Recommended to jade by: every Cool Non-Fiction Coming Out This Month!! list
Shelves: non-fiction
dear matt,

i get it, you’re an anxious kinda guy. and our Internet Super Highway world where everything is Fast and Overwhelming doesn’t really help matters. neither does having beef on twitter with internet trolls so badly it makes your heart rate skyrocket.

so, kudos to you for getting it out there. mental health issues are not easy to talk about. and i fully agree with you that the way we access, share, and process information can pose a lot of difficulties. for both the neurotypical and the ne
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André Oliveira
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A book about depression, panic attacks and how to deal with them. Or at least get better at it.

Obviously, it's about a lot more subjects but Matt Haig give us some advice on how to cope with the present lifestyle and how to accept yourself and the world we currently live.
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Nadia
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first encounter with the work of Matt Haig and I can see why he's become so popular. In his latest book, Matt shares his observations about today's 'nervous planet' we live on, overloaded with technology and social media connecting people all over the world, yet leaving them feeling alone. Based on his own experience, Matt offers advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety, how to value and appreciate the little things in life, but also how to accept ourselves and the fact that we ...more
Henk
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A wholesome book on self-care in the 21st century - 4 stars
You’ll be happy when people like you.
You’ll be happy when more people like you.
You’ll be happy when everybody likes you.


Digital detoxing and being happy in the 21st century
Matt Haig takes on how modern day life, with abundant choices and psychologist involved in marketing of almost any product, effects our state of mind.

It is very ironic that I listened to this book through Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/album/5o0Ptd...), commuting or
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Emily B
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very accessible book written by Matt Haig.
I love the way it’s formatted and compiled of lists and short chapters.

The subject matter is very relevant and I found it explored issues and anxieties concerning modern life and social media that have been at the back of my mind for a while.
Lauren Hartley
As discussed in the book, everyone has different opinions on books and I loved Reasons to Stay Alive but this I found really boring.
This book was very rambly and induced stress rather than prevent it. I found his last book actually had a story to it whereas this was just quoting other books and repeating what they said. The amount of chapters and paragraphs which. Were. All. One. Word. Sentences. Drove me insane by the end!
Catherine Woodward
This is a brilliantly efficient book, cherry picking the themes Matt explores in his fiction and condensing them into a less-than-300 page primer on mental health and how the world we live in today contributes to the widespread anxiety and depression on our 'nervous planet'.

Haig details how we are all basically encouraged to be constant consumers--whether through technology or just in a traditional capitalist sense and how that can lead us to essentially forget the core of our base humanity. He
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Doug
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5, rounded up.

I really, REALLY liked Haig's previous 'self-help' book, Reasons to Stay Alive, even though some found it corny and simplistic. Reading this sequel, I could see why that feeling might be valid this time round. A prime reason why the previous book made an impact, is that it hewed more closely to Haig's personal history, as he shared autobiographical stories from which he gleaned his insights - here, there are far fewer such examples, so it just seems like a stream of platitudes -
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littlemiss_emmxx
I had heard this book was a sort of follow on from Reasons To Stay Alive. I read Reasons To Stay Alive while I was on holiday in January. And loved it read it in 2 or 3 days and ended up having to start it again as I hadn't thought I would finish it so quickly.

Clearly it took me a bit longer to read this but that's because I'm not on holiday this time. I couldn't wait that long to read it.

I just love Matt Haigs writing. It is so honest and truthful. This will definitely be recommended as much
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Megan
Jul 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hardly ever dnf a book. Now trust me when I say I know that this book is just like Haig's others; ones that I do like, The Humans is actually one of my all-time favourites. I stopped a little over 200 pages in and I realised he would be repeating the same messages over and over again, I got the gist and was to be honest irritated. He did hit a few aspects of modern culture on the head but at some points it came off like a middle aged man complaining about youth culture, which it is essentially ...more
Victoria
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His best book yet! The perfect antidote to our messy world! I love all Matt Haig’s books and this was still even better than I had anticipated! Just buy it, read it, talk about and love it! This world is a better place with this book in it .
Virginie
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Matt Haig, if more people were like you, I'm sure the world would be a better place. I want to be your friend!

I'm not as anxious as Haig describes himself and I already apply some of his advices in my life, but it's always interesting to read a book written by someone who shares similar values. This book reminded me of some things I believe in but sometimes forget. As a teacher, I wish I can share some of that knowledge with my students!

Thanks for reminding me that humans never had so much time
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Sara
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It's a great book!
It's not like ordinary self-help books, it actually helps you understand what this era is causing us to feel like. The overload of everything, news, music, films, and books.
This book focuses mainly on social media effects on us. It helped me to cool down and regulate my social media conflicts. I am also trying to accomplish more of what he said.
Although I am sure not all anxieties are triggered by mobile phones, I just hop
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da AL
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knowledge + Awareness = Power: a calling out of the billion ways, the hyperdrive degree to which we're continually and exponentially marketed to, our hair on end whether we realize it or not... and some thoughts on how to stay happy. The author does a nice job of reading. Book and library lover that I am, one of my fave lines is his encouragement that we support our public libraries. He notes, "Libraries are one of the few public spaces that don't like our wallets than us." ...more
Malia
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So many thought-provoking points! I found myself nodding along and dog-earing my book in a way that would leave some readings weeping. Highly recommended!

Find more reviews and bookish fun at http://www.princessandpen.com

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Lindsey
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just read it :)
Rita Araújo
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Find the hope that is already here and help it grow” ❤️
Antonia
“Remember no one really cares what you look like. They care what they look like. You are the only person in the world to have worried about your face.”

i am honestly starting to think there is something wrong with me for not liking these super hyped non-fiction selfcare books. this one has such high ratings on here with people saying it changed their life and i simply do not understand it. maybe i'm too cynical to enjoy these kind of books.

throughout notes on a nervous planet i was honestly bore
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Cher
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pbcp, nonfiction
4 stars - It was great. I loved it.

A thought provoking look at how rapidly our society has changed over the last 20 years with the advent of modern technological advances. I found a multitude of quotable passages and interesting tidbits. I’m a fan of Haig’s writing, be it fiction or nonfiction.

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Favorite Quote: It sometimes feels as if we have temporarily solved the problem of scarcity and replaced it with the problem of excess.

First Sentence: I was stre
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Matt Haig was born in Sheffield, England in1975. He writes books for both adults and children, often blending the worlds of domestic reality and outright fantasy, with a quirky twist. His bestselling novels are translated into 28 languages. The Guardian has described his writing as 'delightfully weird' and the New York Times has called him 'a novelist of great talent' whose writing is 'funny, rive ...more

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