Tag: Iain Dale
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
And neither main party prepared to call it out for what it is. A total effing disaster
Leave voting bee keeper rages @Channel4News #Brexit “is nothing like what we were promised” Pig farmers predicting at least 15% of producers will go out of business, flowers rotting in the fields & cheese exporters unable to sell to the #EU just some examples of #BrexitReality
Former diplomat @SylvieBermann abandons diplomatic language to tell the truth about #LiarJohnson
“People were not following rules on social distancing” says Home Secretary who put 28 of them in one room.
New episode of FOOTBALL FEMINISM AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN tomorrow. Prominent Spurs fan calling for Mourinho to quit - not going to help as they prepare to do battle against @BurnleyOfficial on Sunday! Hey ho!! Signed copy for Living Better for first correct guess!