Reasons To Stay Alive Review

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Ebook, 272 Pages
Nonfiction/ Mental health
By: Matt Haig
Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

โ€œThere is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ I am glad that I am reading more non-fiction books, because while fiction relieves stress and entertains me, I have found through trial that non-fiction does stay with me more. I find my brain retaining most of the things I read in non-fiction!!

๐ŸŒŸ While I have heard mostly good things about this book, I seem to have a bit of a criticism. This was like a double edged weapon for me. While it dealt with stress and anxiety and depression and it was relatable while doing so, I couldnโ€™t help but think that I am heading towards a worse place โ€“mentally speaking-. The author describes how his life was kind of normal but there were some mild signs that I can reflect on myself.

๐ŸŒŸ I am absolutely sure the author wants to help people but for some reason it made me a bit uncomfortable. If my anxiety ever gets worse, I will know it is not the end because I have read this and will recall the good parts as mentioned earlier.

๐ŸŒŸ I also expected a bit more fascinating writing, not that there was something wrong with the current style, but the hype made me expect more.

๐ŸŒŸ Prescription: So all in all, I can say that this is a good book but must be approached with the right mentality. I read it with a friend who also felt the same. I should have lowered my expectations but I can still see myself recommending this to other readers!


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