The Comfort Book - Matt Haig

The Comfort Book

By: Matt Haig

Paperback | 16 August 2022

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The instant number one bestseller. Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive from the bestselling author of The Midnight Library.

'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.

About the Author

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of two other non-fiction books, Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet, as well as seven novels for adults, including The Midnight Library, which has sold over two million copies.

Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which has been made into a feature film with an all-star cast. His work has been translated into over fifty languages.
Industry 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

'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

'A soothing gem of a book . . . A beautiful collection of words, anecdotes and meditations woven together to heal you in hard times' - Irish Daily Mail

'Matt Haig is a national treasure, wise and compassionate in equal measure . . . He gets to the heart of what matters in life - and what doesn't . . . Glorious . . . Haig's mix of philosophy and memoir is empathetic and uplifting . . . Sharing nuggets of kindness and hope on every page, it's a book to guide us all through bad times and good' - Daily Mirror

'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. Matt Haig has single-handedly evolved how many of us talk and think about mental health . . . A soothing collection' - RTE

'This year's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse . . . After another challenging year, [Haig's] collection of consolations and suggestions for making the bad days better will be a bit of light in difficult time' - Hello Magazine

'A collection of comforting words and sage advice that is the perfect tonic for uncertain times. Comprising inspiring maxims, meditations, quotes and vignettes, The Comfort Book will remind you of the things that really matter in life. 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' - Evening Express

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