The comfort book. An important self-care read. Review by @duffythewriter

A hug in book form – the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive rethinks the self-help book.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 just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Duffy’s thoughts on The Comfort Book

The Midnight Library had my heart, but The Comfort Book has my soul.

This little book of musings, hope and comfort came to me at just the right time as all good books do. Remember The Little Book of Calm? Well, The Comfort Book is set to be just as popular. It’s a book that will stay on my nightstand and I know I will return to it again and again whenever I need a little bit of hope, to resonate with someone or to unclutter a busy, stressful mind.

Readers can flick through this book and find quotes from great philosophers in history, random thoughts, family stories, times of struggle, or movie and song lists.

Grab a copy of The Comfort Book and bring a little wisdom to your home.

Available from Booktopia and published by Allen & Unwin RRP $34.99

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