How Not to Kill Yourself: A Survival Guide for Imaginative Pessimists Audiobook, by Set Sytes Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Faith G. Harper, Set Sytes Narrator: Tim Bruce Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Good Life Series Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781538586495

Publisher Description

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.

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  • “The best piece of literature I have ever read about depression…Required reading for those with depression and those who know people with depression.”

    - Nicole Schultz, owner and creative director of Little Shallon

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About the Author

Set Sytes was born in the misty, Arthurian woods of England and was raised by bears. He grew up learning how to do and be many things at the same time, including slaying monsters, rescuing damsels in distress, who turned out to be neither in distress nor, in fact, damsels; and commanding great armies, the strategy inevitably being “everybody charge at the enemy.” As the real world struck with a calamitous clang, Set was found wandering the desolate aftermath, completely uncertain about what was now expected of him. He faffed and stumbled around for an embarrassingly long time—sometimes failing quite spectacularly—and then finally turned his hand to the only thing he remembered being any good at as a kid: writing. He was relieved to break the curse of never having finished anything in his life when he finished his first novel, which was okay-ish. Set has since authored many stories of darkness and weirdness and flights of fancy, including the sci-fi–fantasy–western novel WULF, the young adult pirate fantasy India Bones and the Ship of the Dead, the thoroughly twisted dystopian thriller Moral Zero, and the fantasy-horror short story collections Faces in the Dark and Born to be Weird.

About the Narrator

James A. Gillies has been a familiar voice across BBC television and radio for nearly a quarter of a century. Trained at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, he has worked as an actor, continuity announcer, program narrator, and newsreader. He lives with his wife and two Norwegian Forest cats in Kilbarchan, Scotland.