“The Comfort Book ” is a compendium of thoughts assiduously put forth by the author from his personal experiences and inspirations. It does no aim to create a leadership of sorts, but an acumen to analyse and introspect of what makes and unmakes a human experience.
Matt Haig has to his credit a cornucopia of highly acclaimed books with “Reason to Stay Alive” being a successful memoir. “The Comfort Book” is a distinguishable digression from his fiction treasures and is a punctilious explosion of nuances that we fail to put in the mathematics of the evanescence of life.
The book is for everyone—the dejected and the not so dejected. It will stimulate the repressed will to look life with perspectives and hope. Matt Haig has widely talked about how perspective governs our inclination to respond, and emblems hope as the natural caregiver. He has elaborated on his arduous struggle with depression and anxiety with a few real-life tales, and has emphatically talked about the indisputable struggles of Karl Heinrich Ulrich and Nellie Bly. These stories characteristically act as a propeller to steer off the despicable fear and replace it with hope to guard one’s life with self-esteem and confidence.
Human tendencies to accept or avoid are tabled by an inert desire to satisfy the inner ego. We believe in comparisons, negotiations and validations!! This only augments fear and anxieties. I believe the book will break this paradox of dwelling in somebody else’s soul bereft of our own intrinsic spirit.
A thought provoking insight into the summer-saults of life, with each manoeuvre embracing the analogy of an experience and transforming it into learning, ready for another leap.