A hilarious, moving and genuinely helpful guide to surviving anxiety by author and CALM ambassador Aaron Gillies, aka @TechnicallyRon
'A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive
'In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
'Just the laugh you need for when everything seems terrible' Evening Standard
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 readers identify the enemy, to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies examines the impact of anxiety, and gives readers some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques or simply with a dark sense of humour.
And now more than ever, it's vital to take care of your mental health. How to Survive is full of funny, sweary, actually helpful tips on how to cope during self-isolation, from moving around and keeping your brain box busy to eating a green thing once in a while. These are anxious and uncertain times, but How to Survive the End of the World is here to help you give yourself a break. You deserve it.
'Fast-paced, amusing and insightful' Guardian
'I LOVED it' Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games
'Hilarious and deeply insightful' Dean Burnett, author of The Idiot Brain
A fast-paced, amusing and insightful read, particularly for anyone dealing with similar problems - Guardian
One of the things that really marks Aaron's book out from others on the market that tackle the topic of mental health is that it's quite simply laugh-out-loud funny. He manages to harness the ludicrous, the awkward, and the downright bizarre things he's done because of mental health issues, and turn them into hilarious anecdotes. - Independent
A brilliant and funny read for the apocalyptically-minded . . . If you enjoy his stuff on the Twitter, you'll love him minus a character limit - Matt Haig
In a sea of books about mental health, it stands out for its humour, wisdom and lightness of touch - Adam Kay
I LOVED it because it's good to know that I'm not the only one pretending everything's fine, even when everything is fine. - Juno Dawson, author of The Gender Games
It is excellent. - Dr Fern Riddell
In his first book, he ably captures the daily ridiculousness, as well as the trauma of anxiety, and offers readers some tools with which to fight back - The Bookseller
How to Survive the End of the World ... helps shed light on a subject that is still misunderstood by many people - Yorkshire Post
Aaron Gillies, aka @TechnicallyRon on twitter, is a comedian, writer and co-host of Conversations Against Living Miserably, a podcast created by Dave and CALM. Aaron has been featured in and written for The Poke, Buzzfeed, The Telegraph, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, amongst many others, and has produced viral content from 'Reasons my wife is crying' to 'a short guide to washing machine symbols' and 'a google autocompleted CV'. Aaron has written about mental health for many years in various publications.