I have a bed with a pier wall and it was not comfortable to attempt to sit up and read. I tried multitudes of pillows and the armed chair backs that are supposed to give support but nothing worked. I had thought about a pillow wedge but had not found one wide enough for my taste until I found this. When it first arrived flat as a pancake I thought maybe I had made a mistake but the first night I used it (of course it blossoms when the package is opened) I knew it was perfect. The cover is classy and being washable is wonderful. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes to sit up and read in bed.