Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

Book rating: 05 Paperback Square Peg

By (author) Allie Brosh

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  • Publisher: SQUARE PEG
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 18mm | 600g
  • Publication date: 31 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0224095374
  • ISBN 13: 9780224095372
  • Illustrations note: Colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 921

Product description

Hyperbole and A Half is a blog written by a 20-something American girl called Allie Brosh. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'. She accompanies these with naive drawings using Paint on her PC. Brosh’s website receives millions of visitors a month and hundreds of thousands of per day. Now her full-colour debut book chronicles the many “learning experiences” Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws. It includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a mentally challenged dog; and a moving and darkly comic account of her struggles with depression. Poignant and uproarious - think Cyanide and Happiness but with story-lines and dogs.

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Author information

Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mother 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 fiance Duncan, her two dogs, and six pet rats. Visit HyperboleAndAHalf.blogspot.com.

Customer reviews

By Olga 05 May 2014 5

If books could be compared to food, classics would be healthy gourmet three-course meals, Shakespeare plays--expensive Whole Foods snacks, romance/adventure contemporaries would be guilty-pleasure takeaways, and this book would be rich death-by-chocolate cake: super-sweet and rich and endorphin-inducing, and gone all too quickly and full of empty calories. Yet still the best thing you've eaten in days and totally worth it.
This book was a perfect mixture of hilarious and the feels, pictures and text, a very light read that also includes some heavy cream and dark chocolate. I loved it, and I hope Allie will write a sequel.

By Thehonestowl 27 Feb 2014 5

The honest owl is flying by with a review to say:
This is probably the funniest book I've ever read!

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"A hilarious collection" Mashable "Will certainly help you, should you perhaps decide to indulge in a spot of "self-gifting" in this instance, survive Christmas with your more crazed relatives" -- Rachel Cooke Observer "Fantastic, hilarious, emotional" Mayaland "You may have to push this book away for fear you'll hurt yourself laughing, but its wisdom and humanity - no hyperbole here - are too magnetic to keep at bay for long" -- Mary Pols People Magazine "Honest, poignant and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!" Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess