I've been following Allie's blog for years. I waited through her long, long hiatus while she was coping with depression, and I was thrilled when she came back and announced she was publishing a book. I preordered this months ago, and it did not disappoint. It's perfect.
"If it's so perfect, why only four stars?" you ask.
Well, because I'm a selfish, petty person. Intellectually, I love that Allie is so open about her battle with depression. I know there are thousands of people out there who suffer from, or live with or love someone who suffers from, depression who will be educated, uplifted, and comforted by her story. I know that her comics about her struggles are easily the most important stuff she's ever written. I just don't find them as entertaining as her older stuff. That's my fault, not hers.