Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Named one of the Funniest Sites on the Web by PC World and winner of the 2011 Bloggies Awards for Most Humorous Weblog and Best Writing, the creator of the immensely popular “Hyperbole and a Half” blog presents an illustrated collection of her hilarious stories with fifty percent new content.In a... show more
Named one of the Funniest Sites on the Web by PC World and winner of the 2011 Bloggies Awards for Most Humorous Weblog and Best Writing, the creator of the immensely popular “Hyperbole and a Half” blog presents an illustrated collection of her hilarious stories with fifty percent new content.In a four-color, illustrated collection of stories and essays, Allie Brosh’s debut Hyperbole and a Half chronicles the many “learning experiences” Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws, and the horrible experiences that other people have had to endure because she was such a terrible child. Possibly the worst child. For example, one time she ate an entire cake just to spite her mother. Brosh’s website receives millions of unique visitors a month and hundreds of thousands of visitors a day. This amalgamation of new material and reader favorites from Brosh's blog includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a smart, neurotic dog and a mentally challenged one; and moving, honest, and darkly comic essays tackling her struggles with depression and anxiety, among other anecdotes from Brosh's life. Artful, poignant, and uproarious, Brosh’s self-reflections have already captured the hearts of countless readers and her book is one that fans and newcomers alike will treasure.
Publish date: 29-10-2013
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
If you're someone who doesn't understand anxiety and depression read this book. It does an excellent job of explaining why all the "think positively", "you have nothing to be depressed/anxious about" and "you can do this" messages people tend to send when you're depressed and/or anxious are unhelpf...
I'm pretty sure I read this when it came out, and I'm choosing not to reread.Literally the first comic after the introduction makes casual use of the r-word. I found myself sitting there for a few seconds wondering if 2013 is so long ago that a person (and their editor, and their publisher...) would...
Read this in a day while rebelling against my mountain of schoolwork.I must be the exception to the rule because I did not find this funny at all. Half the time I was jarred by the lack of connection between the chapters and then I remembered this was a blog so it's not supposed to have a thread, ma...
I am ashamed to say that I was unaware of the blog when I picked this up. The whole thing is written in a hilarious and charming way. Some of it had me dying with laughter, while others had me nodding furiously at how relatable it was. One of the stories is called "Depression" and it is about Allie ...
HYPERBOLE AND A HALF is Allie Brosh’s first book, based on her blog by the same name. The book is made up of stories about Brosh’s life; stories about her childhood, how she sees herself, life at home, and what depression is to her. Each tale has illustrations which bring the story to life in Brosh’...