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

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It was worth the wait–the highly anticipated companion to Allie Brosh's brilliant blog does not fail to disappoint! Brosh writes and illustrates her personal tales with the same overdramatic exaggeration we all give to our own stories. From hilariously improbable situations (such as a goose finding his way into her home), to her struggles with depression and low self-esteem, Allie's stories never fail to make me laugh, cringe and nod with a knowing smile. This is the perfect book for new and long-time fans alike!

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Have you ever read a book that you connected with so well that you want to give it to all your family members and friends so they'll understand the thoughts in your head? For me, Hyperbole and a Half is that book. Brosh pulls directly from her award-winning blog and handles topics like depression and anxiety in a candid and hilarious way that had me laughing to the point that I had tears in my eyes. Loyal followers of Brosh's blog and those who have never encountered her work before can appreciate the hilarity woven throughout the pages of this book, especially the twenty-somethings who are still trying to find their place in the world.


MUST RECOMMEND BOOK!! A section of this book was recommended to me when I was going through a tough time in my life and reading her writing made me feel like I wasn't the only person that felt the way I was feeling. Allie's writing is humorous and down to earth. I love the way she describes the world around her and the people in it. When I look at her drawings, they give me hope that my bad stick people really aren't that bad after all. I recommend this book to anyone who going through a rough time or anyone who just wants to have a laugh. It's great!

Heather G.

November 2013 Indie Next List

“Brosh has been an Internet sensation for years with literally thousands of fans following her scribbled illustrations on her blog. She has won over readers and stalkers alike with her honest and stark humor and her fun stories and rants. This book takes readers into not just the fun and fuzzy world of candied cakes and dumb dogs, but also into the brutally honest self-evaluation and exploration of its unique author. Always balancing the serious with the silly, the dark with the ridiculous, Brosh says the things we wish we could, admits the things we're ashamed of, and explores what we're afraid of, always with color and humor and, ultimately, with hope. And don't forget the scribbles!”
— Jocelyn Shratter, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606340670
ISBN-10: 060634067X
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 369
Language: English