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Reasons to Stay Alive: Matt Haig in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Thursday 12th March 2015 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Maybe the most important book I've read this year - Simon Mayo

A small masterpiece...It may even save lives - Joanna Lumley

Brilliant and salutary... should be on prescription - Rev Richard Coles


Bestselling author Matt Haig has, since his 2005 debut The Last Family in England, brought us some of the quirkiest, darkest, and often funniest fictions in recent years. His other books include TV Book Club winner The Radleys and - most recently - The Humans, currently being made into a film. But Haig also suffered a breakdown in his early twenties, struck by panic and depression and pushed to the verge of suicide.

Haig visits the Auditorium at Foyles to discuss this experience as described in his latest book, Reasons to Stay Alive. This book is an honest but life-affirming account of depression, detailing his recovery from the brink, and looking at the issue of mental health from a range of perspectives. Ever frank on the solemn and deeply personal subject of mental ill health, Matt Haig here braves the spotlight to narrate the road that led to his own personal tipping point and, more importantly, how and why he chose to live on.

Chaired by Cathy Rentzenbrink, Associate Editor of The Bookseller, this is set to be a dazzling insight into the mind of an author whose work comes celebrated by luminaries such as Jeanette Winterson, Ian Rankin and Stephen Fry as he talks about a subject that, directly or indirectly, affects so many of us today.

A complimentary drink will be available on the evening.

Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road

Tickets: SORRY - SOLD OUT!




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