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

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  • Sales Rank:5,067
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:384
  • Publication Date:October 29, 2013
  • ASIN:B00BSB2AE4

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Synopsis
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:

Pictures
Words
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!
Amazon.com Review

Guest Review of "Hyperbole and a Half"

By Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson, is a very strange girl who has friends in spite of herself. She is perpetually one cat away from being a crazy cat lady. Lawson is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Let’s Pretend This Never Happened.

Allie Brosh is an internet legend and you've probably accidentally stolen stuff from her at some point in time, but she's so awesome that she didn't even sue you for it. Why? Mostly because she didn't notice. Also, because she's generous and she knew that you'd pay her back for using her hilarious images by buying the book she'd write one day. Today is that day. The good thing is that you will feel much better for having paid her back for accidentally facebooking something she wrote without crediting her AND you will get her fantastically perfect book which is filled with even more amazing stuff to steal. EVERYONE WINS.

When Allie first told me she was finished with her book I called her a liar, mostly because it would force her to send me a copy of the book for free. It was so good though that I would have paid for it, and that's saying a lot because I shoplift most books, including my own. Frankly, when I read it I found myself repeatedly screaming "OH MY GOD, YES. THIS. FREAKING EXACTLY" until I eventually got kicked off the bus for disturbing the peace. I prefer to think I was disturbing the peace with truth. The people on the bus disagreed. Regardless, when Allie asked if I'd write a blurb for her I said "No, I will write you five." And I did.

"BUY THIS BOOK. STOP READING THIS. MAKE THE BOOKSTORE PEOPLE TAKE YOUR MONEY. PS. You owe me a taco."

"I laughed so hard that stomach juice shot out of the hole they just pulled my gallbladder out of. It might not be the best book to read right after surgery. Except that the pain pills make you forget that you hurt and also later you can read the book again when you're sober and enjoy it all over again for the first time."

"I wish I would have written this book. I plan on changing my name to Allie Brosh just to take credit for it." ~ Allie Brosh (Formerly Jenny Lawson)

"This is the book you will give to your friends in order to make sure they are worthy of your love. If they don't get it you should probably just set them on fire."

"This book made me laugh, cry and leak. It was honest, poignant and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!"

(TL;DR ~ Buy this book.)

Synopsis
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:

Pictures
Words
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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