Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. Fully illustrated with over 50% new material.
Hyperbole and A Half is a blog written by a 20-something American girl called Allie Brosh. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The Go of Cake'. She accompanies these with naive drawings using Paint on her PC.
Brosh's website receives millions of visitors a month and hundreds of thousands of per day.
Now her full-colour debut book chronicles the many “learning experiences” Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws. It includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a mentally challenged dog; and a moving and darkly comic account of her struggles with depression.
Poignant and uproarious - think Cyanide and Happiness but with story-lines, cake and dogs.
About the Author
Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mother tricked her into writing a story to distract her from her immediate goal of wrapping the cat in duct-tape. She started her award-winning blog in 2009. Brosh lives in Bend, Oregon, with her fiance Duncan, her two dogs, and six pet rats.
'A hilarious collection'
'Will certainly help you, should you perhaps decide to indulge in a spot of “self-gifting” in this instance, survive Christmas with your more crazed relatives'
Rachel Cooke, Observer
'Fantastic, hilarious, emotional'
'You may have to push this book away for fear you'll hurt yourself laughing, but its wisdom and humanity – no hyperbole here – are too magnetic to keep at bay for long'
Mary Pols, People Magazine
'Honest, poignant and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!'
Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess
'One of the funniest sites on the Internet'
'Hilarious and poignant and brilliantly illustrated. Check it out. The whole blog is inspired'
'Once I started reading Hyperbole and A Half, I found myself unable to stop—except to laugh uproariously.'
'Here’s a rough analogy: David Sedaris sets out to write a graphic memoir, but decides to use the MS Paint application on his computer rather than hire an artist. . . . [Brosh’s] naïve art plays brilliantly against dark comic themes.'
'One of 2013’s biggest publishing successes … Quirky and captivating'
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 31st October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.1 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.592