The Comfort Book (Hardback)
  • The Comfort Book (Hardback)
  • The Comfort Book (Hardback)
  • The Comfort Book (Hardback)
  • The Comfort Book (Hardback)
  • The Comfort Book (Hardback)
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The Comfort Book (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 06/07/2021
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Waterstones Says

A big, warm hug of a book from the beloved author of The Humans and The Midnight Library that deftly mixes philosophy and memoir to create an indispensable manual for self-love and emotional resilience.  

Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive

It is a strange paradox, that many of the clearest, most comforting life lessons are learned while we are at our lowest. But then we never think about food more than when we are hungry and we never think about life rafts more than when we are thrown overboard.

The Comfort Book is a collection of consolations learned in hard times and suggestions for making the bad days better. Drawing on maxims, memoir and the inspirational lives of others, these meditations celebrate the ever-changing wonder of living. This is for when we need the wisdom of a friend or a reminder we can always nurture inner strength and hope, even in our busy world.

A book of timeless comfort for modern minds.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786898296
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 439 g
Dimensions: 220 x 162 x 27 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Full of eloquent, cogent and positive reminders of the beauty of life . . . Will prove enormously sustaining and valuable to a lot of people . . . Genuinely uplifting . . . Haig is a sensitive, introspective and thoughtful guide to the human dilemmas that affect us all - Independent

The Comfort Book, a collection of aphorisms and inspirational stories of survival against the odds, is a guide to living and finding hope in these disjointed times - Guardian

The literary equivalent of a steaming hot chocolate on a chilly day . . . The ideal read for dipping into whenever you need a pick-me-up or change of perspective - Metro

Profound, witty and uplifting, and a stirring testament to hope and the imagination - Observer

Pick up this book any time you're in need of a boost of positivity, calm and - as it says on the cover - comfort - ELLE

Promises two things I can't get enough of: hugs and lists . . . After a year starved of hope and hugs to the extreme, I can't think of a greater comfort read than that - Evening Standard, Best Summer Reads

Bite-sized advice and aphorisms . . . Full of solid good sense and hard-won wisdom - Scotsman

Every page of Haig's smooth prose will inspire you to think. Whether it is about fitting in, facing one's demons or happiness itself, each short anecdote, quote or simple sentence does just what the book aims to do: give comfort - Herald

[A] thought-provoking, affirming collection that is both personal and universal . . . With Haig's trademark empathy and celebration of the resilience of the human heart, this is a book we all need and deserve - Booklist

A charming tonic, fitting for these troubled times. The Comfort Book is a mix of short, hopeful anecdotes and reflections on life to dip into when in need of consolation, and help in seeing hard situations in a softer light - BBC

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“Thank you Matt Haig!”

After a year of lockdowns, furlough and social distancing etc, I think most people are in need of a little pick me up! I actually read this book in one sitting, it was just so comforting and validating. Now I open it... More

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“A hug from Haig”

In a year where a lack of human connection and hugging loved ones has brought many of us to our knees, The Comfort Book will bring you much needed reassurance that we are loved, that we love and that if we feel alone... More

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“A book that does exactly what it says on the cover. Comfort.”

This is not a book to read cover to cover. This is a book to dip into when you are looking for something. Advice, comfort, a new perspective, the perfect way to make peanut butter on toast. This book is many things,... More

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