The Comfort Book

The instant No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Matt Haig

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781786898296) book cover

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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


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.

“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”

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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”

“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”

“Profound, witty and uplifting, and a stirring testament to hope and the imagination”

“Pick up this book any time you’re in need of a boost of positivity, calm and – as it says on the cover – comfort”

Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of two non-fiction books, Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet as well as seven novels for adults, including The Midnight Library, How to Stop Time and The Humans.

Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which has been made into a feature film for 2021 with an all-star cast. He has sold more than three million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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It’s Okay. A message brought to you by The Comfort Book from number one bestseller Matt Haig.