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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 158.1 HAI (Text) 33500013422969 New Checked out 08/11/2021
Moorhead Public Library 158.1 HAI (Text) 33500013422977 New Checked out 08/09/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780143136668
  • ISBN: 0143136666
  • Physical Description: x, 256 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: 1st.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Life, [2021]

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"A small book for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of encouragement. "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." Years ago, Matt Haig began writing notes to his future self. These notes were meant as gifts to his future self: offerings of hope to help himself through anything from the darkest periods of his life to a not-so-great day. As time went on, he added new thoughts and stories, and he turned them into The Comfort Book so that everyone could draw on this well of reassurance and encouragement. Each of its short meditations gives a new perspective on life and all of its highs and lows--small islands of hope for anyone looking for a more fulfilling, more uplifting way through life. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 June #1
    Haig calls them life rafts, thoughts he's recorded that have helped keep him afloat. The best-selling author of Notes on a Nervous Planet (2019) and The Midnight Library (2020) offers earnest reflections in this thought-provoking, affirming collection that is both personal and universal. Haig shares his struggles with mental health and what he's learned about the beauty it's possible to perceive even on the darkest days. He describes how his life-threatening depression seemed to define him, and what it took to recover from a massive breakdown. He shares insights from others who faced epic challenges, such as the 17-year-old survivor of a commercial flight that crash-landed in the Amazon rain forest. Haig bounces from topics like food and social media to philosophy and quantum physics with grace, and finds lessons in the lives of historical figures like Beethoven, Marcus Aurelius, and Nellie Bly. His work is filled to the brim with the power of self-acceptance, connection, and the knowledge that troubles will pass. With Haig's trademark empathy and celebration of the resilience of the human heart, this is a book we all need and deserve. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Contentment.

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