The Comfort Book: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Matt Haig (author)
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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.
Signed Exclusive Edition - includes an exclusive essay
A standard edition is available here.
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 Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 220 x 162 mm
Praise for Matt Haig:
'Haig is one of the most important writers of our time.' - Dolly Alderton
'I can't describe how much his work means to me . . . The king of empathy.' - Jameela Jamil
'Love this man's books.' - Jodi Picoult
'Matt Haig is a writer for children and adults who is adept at digging into the human heart.' - Sunday Times
'Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.' - Neil Gaiman
'Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin.' - Jeanette Winterson
'Haig is one of the most inspirational popular writers on mental health of our age.' - The Independent
'Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life.' - The Guardian
'Matt Haig has a way of looking at life which will make you stop and think, and by the time you reach the last page, you will understand the world just that little bit better and feel a little more comfortable being in it.' - JOANNA CANNON'A keen-eyed observer of contemporary life.' - New York Times
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