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A highly imaginative and relatable guide for anyone who needs the reassurance that suicide is never worth it.

Are you inclined to escape the crumminess of everyday life into fantasy worlds? Are you smart and imaginative in a way that isn't really suited to your surroundings? Are you definitely misunderstood, likely angry, and almost certainly depressed? Set Sytes, hailing from the UK, would prefer you stay alive and sort things out rather than the alternative, thanks. He figures there are better opportunities for you out there and lays it all out in a way that's compelling, funny, sharp, and useful.

This zine-turned-book (please don't call it a self-help guide, asks the author) is ultimately about how to be a person in the world. It can be done non-miserably, we promise.

©2018 Set Sytes, Faith G. Harper (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Mikey
  • 07-09-20

Like a self-care refresher, with humor and example

First of all, don’t be put off by the doctor who wrote the foreword. She swears a lot for no reason and she doesn’t add anything to the story. I read it so you don’t have to—you can skip the foreword. The first several chapters talk about what you’re going through and what it feels like. The real broth of the book lies somewhere around chapter 13 and beyond. Practical examples of how not to kill yourself. Each chapter there on gives easy to follow things you can do to help stay the course another day.

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  • D S J
  • 23-02-21

It got me thinking 🙂

Well read, a “self help” book with a wonderfully comical bent, which made it enjoyable and easy to listen through to the end of the book. I think it was the first time I have actually finished a self help type book. I found it more of a book of encouragement at a time when I really needed encouragement. My thanks to the author, who felt like more of a kindred spirit who had made it through the darkness we share. It was brave of you to tell the tale and shine a light.

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  • Courtney
  • 22-12-20

please please please read this book!

This book has been such an amazing help! It truly makes you feel like you’re not alone in this struggle with yourself and the world. I’ve yet to find something (book or otherwise) that makes me feel, dare I say it, optimistic! Please give it a go! You’ll thank yourself for it!

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  • Anna Viatkina
  • 25-10-20

Please, give me more!

This book is so fun to listen to! It doesn’t make a big deal out of depression, it makes you laugh about how serious you are. I highly recommend it!
But why, why it’s so short? Please, Set Sytes, give me a longer one!

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  • haifa
  • 14-09-20

Live change

I’ve tried listening/reading other “self-help” self development books and most of them were dull and disappointing. Most of them I couldn’t even finish reading their first chapter. This book is so different. It’s a no bullshit no rainbows and sunshine’s book that tells you what you need to hear.

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  • Jenna
  • 01-02-21

Friendly, funny, and emotional

Listening to this felt like having a conversation with a best friend. The author is a kindred spirit to the pain, and does not judge anyone who experiences it differently or doesn't experience it at all. If you have depression or someone in your life who suffers from depression I would recommend this book. The author makes it easy to hear about and talk about depression and suicide, and from the get go he lets you know it's ok to laugh. The narrator gives a wonderful performance which really solidifies the sense of connection to the words. Thank you so much for this book, it really helps to have someone who understands.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-12-20

Good

I loved the tone/humor. Smart, funny and helpful. The narrator did a great job. I would recommend.

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  • Alayna Roberts
  • 08-12-20

great techniques

I really enjoyed this audiobook and feel like I learned a couple different techniques from it too!

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  • chris
  • 06-12-20

Direct !!!

#1 LOTS of things we say to our selves or do; Hard core simple/direct sayings/ideas, put in kick you in the asz ways !!!
#2 Jumps around to many different concepts.
#3 Lots of swearing on/ off & in this context, i'd say necessary.
#4 Not just for people at their end. but GREAT for every one; as a way to have a better /happier life too.

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  • Amanda Aycock
  • 20-10-20

Wow wow wow!

Absolutely amazing and actually had me laughing out loud when I didn’t think it was possible. So grateful for this book!

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