So being a massive fan of the first book and the Christmas book, never mind the film!! I decided to give his second book ago!
This book links in with the first one really closely! At times I was thinking I’m sure I know this happens but I think because I watched the film not long ago I started noticed bits more easily!
I love these books but I defiantly suggest if you want to read this book and the first read them together… so no.1 first and then go straight onto no.2 it’ll make a lot more sense than having a little gap and trying to remember bits from the first book!
One thing I really liked about this book is James talked about some of the rumours that go around about him (things that myself people tell me when I tell them I love the book) and how they make him feel and why he feels they are said and most importantly puts these rumours right!
So I bought this book a while ago, but only just got myself to read it. This is a non-fiction book about the writer Matt Haig going through his experience of depression and anexiety. I was really interested in this book as I have constantly heard good things about it, but myself knowing books and people just saying “oh you’ll get over it” or “it’ll pass” and many more I wasn’t really interested in reading another book like that! But this wasn’t anything like that!
I was really intrigued in how brutally honest Matt Haig is about the conditions and how he suffered and had to deal, everyone suffers and deals with depression and anexiety differently this book he talked about himself but also how it affects other people. In this I really liked how he talked about a few things to try when your for example having an anexiety attack, to try and ground yourself on your surroundings.
This books is defintatly helpful for people who suffer with anexiety or depression (or both) and even people who live with and have friends or family with anexiety and depression by reminding them things to say, ways to act, ways to stay calm yourself, because it is also hard and does effect people who also don’t suffer with it.
I suggest anyone should read this book, people who suffer with anexiety and depression, people who are wanting to know more about the conditions and people who have friends, family, partners with it, with help to understand and help!
Okay so I totally got to meet one of my FAVOURITE authors a little while back. James Bowen, the writer of the true story about himself and his cat called A STREET CAT NAMES BOB.
This book is fantastic and is really inspiring. I got this book after a friend was reading it so I went out and bought it knowing I love a good story about animals and cats although this isn’t just about a cat its about a guy James Bowen and his fight against getting of the streets and becoming clean of drugs in order to help his new family member a handsome ginger tom named Bob.
This book really brought a new viewpoint to people living not he streets around the uk (which is where I live), knowing that some people really do try and do their best and knowing that there is hope. Since reading this book I really do think twice when coming to someone homeless on the streets, helping with food or helping a big issue seller.
I got to meet James and Bob at a book signing at my local WHSMITH shop where I live, just after the release of the film (which is also AMAZING – GO WATCH NOW!)
He was a genuine nice guy who really works hard at making a good life for as many people as possible! Whilst I was waiting in cue to meet him a young girl in front asked him to sign a calendar from the film, and he was very happy to do this, but he also turned to her birthday and signed there with a birthday message – I thought this was so kind, he was probably tired from all the scribbling in books all evening anyway that he took the time to write a birthday message as well.
I took a few books, I wanted my original copy signed but I also asked if I could have a book signed for my aunt who is a massive fan of the books also and I also asked if I could get one for my sister who hasn’t yet read the books but she loved the film, just like me and he did them all and having a chat and some photographs with me as well!
I suggest EVERYONE go now buy this book and read it! It really is an inspiring book with an amazing story and strength!!!!!!
And here’s me with photos taken on the day! 😀