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Author Carol Wiseman asked people around the country to send her descriptions of their favorite comforts. The result is A Patchwork of Comforts, a collection of comforting and comfortable things to soothe body, mind, and spirit. Comforts are organized alphabetically--and Wiseman adds sidebars with bits of trivia, and even comforting recipes, such as a recipe for Zabaglione, a dessert sauce. A-to-Z comforts include: Alone Time: The only voice you hear is your ownAromas: Trigger memoriesBrainrest: A chance to recoup and regroupCrosswords: The right word satisfiesCuddling: Back to the wombDaydreams: Going to the movies freeDogs: Part of the familyVacation: A break from responsibilityWater: Watch it, hear it, drink it, play in it X-tra Time: Ditching the clock lets you finish...whateverYoung at Heart: Keeps you in the loopZZZ's: Renews and reactivates There are plenty of comforting activities to take the sting out of even the worst days: sitting by a fire after a long walk in the cold; watching birds in the back yard; enjoying a big cup of homemade hot chocolate; bathing by candlelight; a weekend camping trip--with no electronic appliances. A Patchwork of Comforts is a homecoming in a book--welcoming, warm, and wise. A book written especially for "one of those days," dipping into A Patchwork of Comforts is like a long soak in a hot tub.