Book Title: The Comfort Book
Author: Matt Haig
Published by: Canongate
Published on: July 20th, 2021
**I purchased this book with my own money.There was no obligation to post/give this book a certain rating.
Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up.
A collection of little islands of hope, The Comfort Book gathers consolations and stories that give us 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, from Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin.
This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend or the comfort of a hug, or just want to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.
I am not too keen on nonfiction books, especially self-help because I find most of them a tad too preachy. But then I loved reading Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library and I decided to give this book a go. Was I disappointed? Read on to know more.
🔥🔥🔥“The best thing about rock bottom is the rock part. You discover the solid bit of you. The bit that can’t be broken down further. The thing that you might call a soul. At our lowest we find the solid ground of our foundation. And we can build ourselves anew.”
The Comfort Book is a collection of thoughts, quotes, recipes, playlists, one-liners, memories, wisdom, and so much more. And honestly, I didn’t know I needed this book until I picked it up.
It is quite difficult to rate and review this book because there is no one way to read it. As the author mentions, you can read page by page from cover to cover, or flick to any random page and dive straight in. You would still find it comforting and relaxing.
🔥🔥🔥“Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up.”
Though it can be a quick read, many of his words are so deep that you’d want to pause and savour it slowly. I found myself reading most of the lines multiple times to appreciate them fully. I think it is going to be on my nightstand for some time for I would love to go back and read his words again and again.
Matt Haig talks about his mental health and the way he has struggled with it his whole life while giving you different recommendations for feel-good movies, recipes, and music. In addition, Haig tells us how we can continue our lives despite the bad experiences we have had in the past, how to appreciate imperfections as a natural part of our existence and how to accept our mental health and just allow ourselves to live.
🔥🔥🔥“Don’t absorb criticism from people you wouldn’t go to for advice.”
I would love to have it on my coffee table and it will also make for an excellent gift to my loved ones.
The cover is absolutely gorgeous and it feels like sunshine. A naked hardcover with no dust jacket, it is just a perfect little book that feels like a warm comforting hug.
🔥🔥🔥“There will be other days. And other feelings.”
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In a gist, here’s what you can expect from this book.
💫Short 💫Thought-provoking 💫Inspiring💫Profound and comforting
I hope you like this book as much as I did.
Yes! You will not be disappointed!
Have you read The Comfort Book? I’d love to know your thoughts.
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