Book Review: ‘The Comfort Book’ by Matt Haig

The Comfort Book by Matt Haig Book Cover

Book Title: The Comfort Book
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of Pages: 272
ISBN: 978-1838859657
Date Published: Oct. 15, 2022
Price: INR 299

Book Review

“The Comfort Book” by Matt Haig is a beautiful and touching exploration of the many ways we can find comfort in our lives. Haig, a writer known for his honest and raw portrayals of mental health struggles, brings his signature vulnerability and sensitivity to this collection of essays, stories, and reflections.

The feature that resonates with me the most about “The Comfort Book” is its broad-mindedness, encompassing a diverse range of sources for finding comfort. Haig draws on a wide range of sources for his comfort, from the natural world to philosophy to music to pop culture, and he encourages his readers to find their own sources of solace and joy. He also speaks to a diverse range of experiences, acknowledging that what brings comfort to one person may not work for another.

Haig’s writing style is lyrical and poetic, but also grounded in everyday experiences. He shares personal anecdotes and insights with ease, making the book feel like a conversation with a dear friend. And throughout, he maintains a sense of hope and optimism, even in the face of life’s inevitable challenges and struggles.

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Overall, “The Comfort Book” is a beautiful reminder that we all deserve comfort and that it can be found in unexpected places. It’s a book I’ll return to again and again, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of solace in their lives.”