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
Oil. Slithering. Lying.
Remember when @michaelgove said categorically that a Leave vote would have zero consequences for Brits living in France, Spain, Greece and all the EU/FoM countries?
... watch this space.
Sorry, forgive me if I have missed something, but it strikes me 🇬🇧 politics has spent more time today debating whether a scotch egg is a meal than examining the lack of progress on #Brexit, now with just 31 days to go...
"There are so many reasons not to vote for a Johnson deal that it is hard to know where to start. As good a place as any is to look at the arguments being made by those who think they should." @campbellclaret
Alastair Campbell: Labour shouldn’t vote for any Boris Johnson Brexit deal – here’s why
There are so many reasons not to back any agreement brought forward by the PM that it is hard to know where to start. So let’s look at the argum...