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

Category: Book
By (author): Brosh, Allie
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General
  HUMOR / General
Publisher: Touchstone
Published: October 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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$ 28.00
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From The Publisher*#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!
Review Quote*"I must have interrupted Melinda a dozen times to read to her passages that made me laugh out loud. . . . The adventures she recounts are mostly inside her head, where we hear and see the kind of inner thoughts most of us are too timid to let out in public. Despite her book's title, Brosh's stories feel incredibly-and sometimes brutally-real. . . . It is no hyperbole to say I love her approach-looking, listening, and describing with the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian."
Review Quote*"Imagine if David Sedaris could draw . . . Enchanting."
Review Quote*Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Humor Book of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Memoirs
Review Quote*"I would gladly pay to sit in a room full of people reading this book, merely to share the laughter."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"In a culture that encourages people to carry mental illness as a secret burden . . . Brosh's bracing honesty is a gift."
Review Quote*"Brosh captures humanity at its simultaneous worst and best with a razor wit that allows us to laugh at even our darkest of selves."
Review Quote*"Will make you laugh until you sob, even when Brosh describes her struggle with depression."
Review Quote*"This is the BOOK OF THE YEAR."