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

Hyperbole and a Half

Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened


Published: 1st November 2013
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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.


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  • Easy To Read
  • Page-Turner
  • Very funny
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Humour
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Hyperbole and a Half:

    This book could be a great gift for someone, or if you want a funny read. It's full of hilarious illustrations and very funny and well said chapters. Definitely worth it.

    Comment on this review

    "A hilarious collection" Mashable "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" Mayaland "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

    ISBN: 9780224095372
    ISBN-10: 0224095374
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 1st November 2013
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.2  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.57
    Edition Number: 1