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If it’s still selling, I’m still signing ... and if I’m still signing, it’s still selling. New big batch done today. Thanks for all the nice feedback and sales. Live better by getting LIVING BETTER (especially needed at a time a truly rotten government cuts funding for @timetochangecampaign sufficient to put it out of business. Bastards. Absolute shower of bastards. AC, former Ambassador to former very successful campaign ) ...

Some days you wake up and there in your inbox is a sure fire winner in Tree of the Day. With thanks to Neil Atkinson. Dead tree in Kendal, showing that when it comes to trees even in death there is beauty. ...

My phone died this morning and it has taken me a day of shouting at it and throwing it at walls and shouting at technology people and phenomena for it to come back on!! However it is too late and too dark for any Tree pics. So no Tree of the Day today. Instead Tree BOOK of the day. Here it is. Fab read and I am not just saying that cos I am in it!! Vicky Allan wrote a terrific book about wild swimming has now teamed up with Anna Deacon for this .... just the kind of soothing read I need after a day spent cursing life without a phone (which actually wasn’t that bad ...) @treestoriesuk ...

First, and don’t suppose it will be the last, joint book event with @disgracecampbell #gqheroes ...

My Latest Book

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Living Better

How I Learned To Survive Depression


Alastair Campbell

"Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, it may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. This book could save lives." – STEPHEN FRY

LIVING BETTER is Alastair Campbell’s honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope - he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems - and love. His partner of forty years, Fiona Millar, writes a moving afterword on how she too has learned to live with his depression.

Depression is the predominant mental health problem worldwide - it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem and major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide. LIVING BETTER is a call to arms and an extraordinary memoir in one compelling and inspiring narrative. This is a book that really could save lives.

"One can only hope that LIVING BETTER provokes a far wider and more honest understanding of the condition" – JON SNOW

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