FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.
Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh's highly anticipated book Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.
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:
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!
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some very insightful self-analysis and yet, on the other hand, has Allie Brosh avoided some helpful psycho-therapy in favour of good writing material? Definitely would not want anyone to read and think this was normal behaviour/thoughts. Don't know yet whether I was relieved or discouraged to find that I could relate...
This slice-of-life book chronicles the life of Allie Brosh; from funny moments during her childhood to dealing with depression.
Her illustrations are charming and quirky, adding another layer of hilarity on top of her already outrageous and witty musings. Her recounts are very relatable and are at times very touching and frank. It made me feel like I wasn't the only one who's gone through the same things she did.
For fans of the original website/webcomic Hyperbole and a Half, there is a good mix of old and new material to keep you entertained, and it's great having a hard copy of some of the more popular tales such as Simple Dog and The God of Cake.
This is a perfect gift for anyone who wants a laugh coupled with insightful musings on complex emotions.
"Brosh is a connoisseur of the human condition. In her typical self-deprecating and dramatic manner (hence the hyperbole reference), she tells personal stories that name things we can all relate to, including fear, love, depression and hope. Perhaps the most endearing thing about her writing is that she approaches her subject matter from a vulnerable, childlike place, complete with Paintbrush caricatures that have arguably already earned iconic status. . . . Part graphic novel, part confessional, overall delightful."--Kirkus Reviews
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th October 2013
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.68