Hyperbole and a half

Synopsis(from Amazon):

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!

Allie Brosh is a phenomenal writer and web artist whose stories are laugh out loud funny, touching and introspective. When she talks about depression it is the most honest account of depression I’ve ever found. Something anyone who suffers from depression can relate to. She also talks about getting lost in the woods and when she and her significant other get trapped in their house by a goose. (She even provides real photographic evidence in case you doubted her comics)

All told through the comics you have undoubtedly seen before as her artwork has been memed many times.


All in all it’s just a fun compilation of stories that you can read as you want to.  I used to read it at work when I worked nights between calls.

I just love this book and, if you love smart, thoughtful humor, I think you will as well


Allie Brosh’s Website


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