Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

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Hyperbole and a Half is an excellent exploration of humanity. Brosh is hilarious, witty, and all around enjoyable. Her cartooniness livens up the words even further with their “precise crudeness,” except for dogs.
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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:

Pictures
Words
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!
 

About Allie Brosh

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Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mom tricked her into writing a story to distract her from her immediate goal of wrapping the cat in duct-tape. She started her award-winning blog in 2009. Brosh lives in Bend, Oregon, with her fiancé Duncan, her two dogs, and six pet rats. Visit HyperboleAndAHalf.blogspot.com.
 
Published October 29, 2013 by Touchstone. 385 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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All: 3 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
on Sep 25 2013

Part graphic novel, part confessional, overall delightful. An obvious choice for Hyperbole fans, but this will also appeal to fans of other oddball web presences like Homestar Runner and The Oatmeal.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Oct 14 2013

When words are insufficient, her deceptively simple line drawings add additional depth on almost every page, to create a reading experience that adds up to even more than the sum of the parts.

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Good
Reviewed by Jeff Provine on Nov 26 2013

Hyperbole and a Half is an excellent exploration of humanity. Brosh is hilarious, witty, and all around enjoyable. Her cartooniness livens up the words even further with their “precise crudeness,” except for dogs.

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