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

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As a fan of Hyperbole and a Half's blog, I'm glad that this book is out for the rest of you. This book will cause you to laugh no matter how many times you read the same story. Dog lovers will love the stories of her dogs. She writes about depression in a way that acknowledges the difficulties, but also gives the reader a humorous insight into the foibles of being human.

— Robin

As a fan of Hyperbole and a Half's blog, I'm glad that this book is out for the rest of you. This book will cause you to laugh no matter how many times you read the same story. Dog lovers will love the stories of her dogs. She writes about depression in a way that acknowledges the difficulties, but also gives the reader a humorous insight into the foibles of being human.  

— From Robin Whitley's Favorites

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

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Funny and smart as hell" (Bill Gates), 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781451666175
ISBN-10: 1451666179
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 384
Language: English

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