My Latest Book
How I Learned To Survive Depression
"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
Thoroughly enjoying this biography of Jürgen Klopp. Especially enjoyed the account of his predecessors at Mainz who (pic 2) set up the team in the shape of a bagpipe and (pic 3) encouraged players to hug 🌳Pic 4 - Klopp really not impressed by Ed Woodward wooing efforts
Well there we are.
This is a long read but helps explain why the British government would rather attack an ice cream company and talk about migrants than discuss the UKs great failures on coronavirus & the economy: Why Britain Failed Its Coronavirus Test - The Atlantic
Why Britain Failed Its Coronavirus Test
Boris Johnson has faced his share of blame for the country’s death count. But the British system was failing long before the coronavirus struck.