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We predict Meghan Markle will be reading this new self-help book

Meghan is a big fan of Matt Haig's books

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Megan Bull
TV Writer
28 July 2021
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Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched the first-ever episode of their Archewell Audio podcast, starring celebrated novelist and mental health advocate, Matt Haig. Counting herself among the author's many fans, Meghan said that she and Harry particularly "love" Haig's best-selling Notes on a Nervous Planet, which examines how to feel happy, human and whole in the 21st century.

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Meghan and Harry spoke with Matt Haig on their Archewell Audio podcast

Delighting readers, the author has recently announced the launch of a brand new self-help memoir, titled The Comfort Book – and we reckon Meghan will be adding it to her summer reading list. 

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The Comfort Book by Matt Haig, £9/$14.90, Amazon


Offering a sneak peek of Haig's latest work, Waterstones' overview reads:

"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 a reminder that hope comes from unexpected places."

Described as "an indispensable manual for self-love and emotional resilience," after a strange and unprecedented year in lockdown, we can see this memoir flying off of the virtual shelves in no time. 

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Matt Haig has also appeared on the Sussexes Archewell podcast

The Duchess has long been a fan of Matt Haig, and prior to his appearance on Archewell, the novelist revealed to The Independent that he'd accidentally missed a call from the Duchess. 

Back in 2020 while Holidaying in the south of France, the author ignored a phone call from British Vogue ahead of the publication's September issue:

"I was not in work mode, the last thing I wanted to do was have a serious conversation with a journalist," he recalled. "I just wanted to go in the swimming pool." 

With news later breaking that Meghan had worked on the issue as a guest editor and had personally selected Haig's poem – A Note from The Beach – as one of her favourites, Haig realised that he had unknowingly missed a chance to speak with the Duchess.

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