Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That HappenedHardback
- Publisher: Touchstone Books
- Format: Hardback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 154mm x 216mm x 44mm | 840g
- Publication date: 29 October 2013
- ISBN 10: 147676459X
- ISBN 13: 9781476764597
- Sales rank: 15,851
Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh's "Hyperbole and a Half "showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. 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!
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By Wesley 10 Dec 2013
Allie Brosh is one of, if not the, best bloggers I've ever had the pleasure of reading his or her material from. Every story is amazing, and it's like a waterfall of feelings. Joy, sadness, confusion (lots of it even), it's all there. Great book. Well worth it!
May be worth noting that the 'Hardcover' is a white cover, with a loose yellow jacket/wrapper that's prone to cuts. Apart from that, amazing book!
"My wife, who rarely reads a book published after 1910 and who is difficult to make laugh, wept with pleasure while reading these comic illustrated essays from Ms. Brosh, who runs a popular web comic and blog. I had to find out what the fuss was about. The subjects run from light (cakes, dogs) to dark (the author's own severe depression), and they foreground offbeat feeling and real intellect. Ms. Brosh's inquisitive mind won me over, too."--Dwight Garner "New York Times "