IBNA- 'Reasons to Stay Alive' (2015), a book by English novelist and journalist Matt Haig featuring his fierce battle with depression has been republished in Persian and is available to Iranian readers.
Named one of Entertainment Weekly's Must-Read Books of 2016 and a finalist for the Waterstone's Book of the Year, 'Reasons to Stay Alive' was translated into Persian by Iranian author and translator Gita Garakani and has been republished by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in Tehran.
The Guardian comments on the book: “"The narrator is 400 years old, but the sardonic asides give this pacy novel a modern twist. Matt Haig has designs on our heartstrings . . . The energy and zip of this book are hard to resist."
Matt Haig’s accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live.
Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ is Matt’s inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his friend (and now-wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it.
Everyone’s lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it.
Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest—there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.