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How to Survive the End of the World (When It's in Your Own Head)

An Anxiety Survival Guide
Narrated by: Aaron Gillies
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

A front-row ticket to the fight of the year: it's you vs. your brain. 

There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and How to Survive the End of the World is here to help. Or at least make you feel like you're not so alone. 

From helping listeners identify the enemy to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies will examine the impact of anxiety and give listeners some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply a dark sense of humour. 

©2018 Aaron Gillies (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Great for many no doubt, but not for me

This book was humours, well written and narrated, but for me it focused on types of anxiety that had no relevance to me, focusing hugely on social anxiety and speaking to people - which I have little problems. I tried to transfer the thinking to my type of anxiety but it didn't transfer. A good book but I think it focuses more on an introvert, social anxiety type of anxious mind rather than others.

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Loved this audiobook!! Thankyou

Brilliant Audio book, tackles Anxiety perfectly. Well read with good humour but with total honesty.

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Life-changing. Funny. Important. And REALLY good.

I bought this book based on comments I'd read on Twitter, hoping that it would help me understand what a relative with anxiety might be experiencing. And it has! So much of it rang true, and has really helped me curb my well-meaning, but basically stupid efforts to help. I hope I'm a better listener now. It's so much the better for not being written by a professional. No pseudo-science or platitudes, but an honest account of managing an unconscious brain that's a bit of a git. My relative is 3/4 through listening to it now and is finding a strength that wasn't there before, seeking professional help, and seemingly accepting that things could improve. A heartfelt thank you, Aaron.

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Actually did help.

Been listening to this on recent walks and I have to say it's actually pretty damn good.

Having experience with severe anxiety it's helped a great deal.

It's written and narrated by the bloke behind Technically Ron on Twitter and the style is witty, self-deprecating but also informative.

Give it a whirl.

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A perfect match for your anxious brain

It's a reassuring listen to those of us with anxiety, relatable stories and situations and hilarious commentary.

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It all makes sense!

Loved the book and I think the author did a great job at describing anxiety and the effects it can have on people. I related to this book so much and I'm glad I'm not the only one struggling.

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Not that much actually advice.

A lovely listen, but ultimately could have been said in one page. The repeated jokes are a little wearing.

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Brilliant

Excellent narration, insightful, down to earth and very relatable. We need more books like this!

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Funny, and all round great! Unless you're a moomin

I loved this book! I downloaded it on the basis I found some of the author's tweets funny. Therefore I went in not knowing what I'd get with this book. But it walks the line of comedy, tragic awkwardness and knowledge of the subject matter brilliantly. It gave me a better understanding of anxiety and I can't recommend it enough. Buy this book!

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Good Entertaining Read

cheerful book that is light hearted and funny but gets across a decent message or two . well worth listening to