The Comfort Book: Special Winter Edition (Hardback)Matt Haig (author)
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.
Featuring a new chapter on winter comforts
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
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 439 g
Dimensions: 220 x 162 x 27 mm
Edition: Main - Limited Winter edition
'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
'[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
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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
“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
“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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