The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
December 1, 2021 (by Tara Repucci)
“𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙤𝙘𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙧𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤. 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛-𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙢 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙯𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙧𝙚.” — 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩 𝙃𝙖𝙞𝙜, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (really, all the stars) for this thoughtful book that might end up as xmas presents for friends and family this year.
This isn’t a typical book. It’s advertised as a series of essays, but I felt more like I was reading 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩 𝙃𝙖𝙞𝙜’𝙨 personal diary. It was fun and unexpected, and the structure and style forced me to take my time - I would pick it up and read whatever chapter felt right for the moment rather than read it straight through. I’ll probably read it again soon, following the same approach just so I can benefit from some good reminders.
This book is like a really big hug, a really terrific chat with your best girlfriends, and a steaming cup of tea with your grandmother all in one experience. It won’t tell you anything you don’t know, but it’ll give you some comforting and authentic words of wisdom that are notable and worthwhile. ❤️