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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Canongate Books
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 July 2018
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B079SQR8W2
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Notes on a Nervous Planet Audiobook – Unabridged
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Matt looks at everyday life, spending too much time on our phones, binge watching box sets on Netflix. His book is a thought-provoking insight into life in 2018. He is not anti-technology but looks at the ways in which it is harming us as a species and how we need, collectively to look at how we need to address this and change our behaviours.
I like how Matt writes, he is honest in his approach, which is personal and informative and deals with relevant issues of the times. I hope he reads this review, and it makes him happy rather than anxious and stressed. A good read, would recommend.
I'd have preferred if the author had expanded more on his experience of anxiety and depression and less on trying to fix the reader with advice that sounds great in theory but we all know we're not all of a sudden going to think we are so unique and lovely, disconnect from social media and things will be better. It is valid advice but in the end the book bored me.
To get a reminder things can be ok again , so it’s prompted to me to get another one of your books , it arrived today in hard back ,I have heard all the amazing reviews and I’m super excited to read it ...
The writing style is intriguing and pleasantly chaotic. Its like ones own stressed out, rev limiter hitting thought processes. It makes for a strangely exciting read: chapters are short and sharp (sometimes a page long) and full of observations, ideas and perspectives. You just want to read the next page or chapter to see what new perspective you'll find.
Overall though, I found myself disagreeing with lots of things thinking this might not actually be helpful and may even set some people on the wrong path. But pleasingly the majority of the book I agreed with, related to and breathed a sigh of relief to having found somebody who feels like I do. This chap doesn't seem to be qualified in mental health though (I could be wrong, its not mentioned in the book) and seems only to be speaking from experiences and research. Therefore it can be difficult to agree with him on some topics. Yet this chaotic writing style and the depth of content is bound to speak to you through sheer collision theory probability.
There is a lot to take from this book, although don't expect any sort of useful guide to mindfulness. Its more a case of: read the whole thing, have a laugh, take what you need from it and leave. I took a lot, and feel much better now. Thank you.