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Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression

Alastair Campbell

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

“Superbly readable, supremely useful. Unflinching, clear-eyed, honest, raw and revealing, this book may be the most important achievement of Alastair Campbell’s vivid and varied life. For anyone who has lived with depression or lived with someone who lives with depression Living Better will be indispensable and – potentially – even a life-saver” (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.

  • ISBN 9781529331820
  • Title Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression
  • Author Alastair Campbell
  • Publisher Hachette
  • Imprint John Murray Publishers
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Monday 9th March 2020
  • Width 13.8cm
  • Height 22.2cm
  • Number of pages 320

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