The Comfort Book
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The Comfort Book

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THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'Profound, witty and uplifting' Observer
'Full of eloquent, cogent and positive reminders of the beauty of life' Independent

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 offer new ways of seeing ourselves and the world.

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or a reminder that hope comes from unexpected places.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 15mm | 181g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • No
  • 9781786898326
  • 223

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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 * * The Comfort Book . . . is brilliant, full of nuggets of profundity to consume when you're feeling low. And [Haig] has a way of discussing mental health that rises above the general confessional noise * * Irish Independent * * [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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About Matt Haig

Matt Haig has written a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction. This includes the novels The Humans, How to Stop Time and The Midnight Library, several children's books and the memoir Reasons to Stay Alive.

@matthaig1 | @mattzhaig | matthaig.com
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Rating details

27,776 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 42% (11,549)
4 36% (9,919)
3 18% (4,868)
2 4% (1,100)
1 1% (340)
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