Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World

Harper Wave. Feb. 2019. 256p. ISBN 9780062654151. $22.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062654175. SELF-HELP
For fans of Meik Wiking's The Little Book of Hygge comes this new release offering advice on how to withstand uncertainty and discomfort in the world by discovering one's inner cozy. Gillies (Happens Every Day) proposes getting to know oneself, eccentricities and all, accepting those qualities, then designing one's home around what works for them, not what's popular in Architectural Digest. The author goes on to tackle more difficult spheres of life, including being comfortable with mammograms and hospital visits, peppering the text with antidotes about the unpleasantness of it all. Comfort-meal recipes round out the final chapter.
VERDICT A pleasant read that reassures us it's okay to lounge around in old sweats and socks.
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