Reflections on hope, survival and the messy miracle of being alive. Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn't give up.
The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin.
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.
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 ― 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 ― 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
A hug in book form - the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive rethinks the self-help book