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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: 29th October 2013
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RRP $39.99

#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.

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.

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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Warning: Read when in good mental state


from Sydney, AU

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  • Easy To Read


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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...

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      Touching, Hilarious and Quirky


      from Brisbane

      About Me Everyday Reader


      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Funny
      • Quirky Illustrations
      • Well Written


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        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading

        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.

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        "The whole blog is inspired."--Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish (The Atlantic)

        ISBN: 9781451666175
        ISBN-10: 1451666179
        Series: No
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 384
        Published: 29th October 2013
        Publisher: Touchstone Books
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 3.18
        Weight (kg): 0.68