Hyperbole and a Half
Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.
Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh’s highly anticipated book Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.
This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written.
Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to.
FROM THE AUTHOR:
This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:
Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*
*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!
Read It! You will like it.
Great book, I can not emphasize that enough. I had at least 3 loud belly laughs while reading this book, on top of regular and frequent not-as-extreme giggles....my husband would give me a weird look, and then figure out I was reading the hyperbole and a half book! I think there is a lot to this book, it is pretty light on some aspects (open letter to her dogs) and very deep on other---knowing one self, battling depression, etc, and I think she expresses it very clearly and in a great way. Allie is a talented author, a gifted advocate and an effective communicator. I can not recommend this book enough!
I've loved and read this blog for years so of course I HAD to get the book. At first it was wonderful. I laughed out loud for the first 1/3 of the book, even at the parts I'd read before on the blog. But from the depression parts (also from the blog) on I was mostly bored. Worth a borrow, but maybe not worth a buy.
So funny! My face hurts from laughing so hard!