How to keep going

Matt Haig has written a memoir about making the most of life, is response to his debilitating depression


How to keep going

‘The most beautiful view in the world could not stop me from wanting to kill myself.’

Award-winning novelist Matt Haig was 24 when he considered throwing himself off a cliff. He has now written a memoir about making the most of our time on earth, in response to his debilitating depression.

Here are some extracts of his advice on how to live, love and read better. ‘Words, just sometimes, really can set you free,’ he writes.

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Craig (Canongate, £9.99), is out on 5 March

Photograph: Corbis

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