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Matt Haig

The author talks about kindness, inspiration, maintaining perspective and staying sane in our fast-moving world

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I feel a moral obligation to offer hope in my writing; it’s authentic optimism that’s not cynical or cheesy. I start in the darkest place I can imagine, then find a way out of it. I’m fearful of things going wrong, which goes back to anxiety and depression, so what I want to hear are stories of survival from people who’ve known pain.

I was warned there is a danger in talking about depression too much and I wanted to resist being ‘Mr Depression’.

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