Monday, August 08, 2016

Book 24: Hyperbole and a Half

TITLE: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened
AUTHOR: Allie Brosh
STARTED: July 25, 2016
FINISHED: July 31, 2016
PAGES: 373
GENRE: Graphic Novel

FIRST SENTENCE: It seems like there should be some sort of introduction to this.

SUMMARY: [From BN] 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.


THOUGHTS: If you love the web comic, you'll love this book. It's the web comic in print. (In some cases it is indeed a print of comics that first appeared on the web.) This is riotously funny and a little heart-breaking. It will make you remember how you were a hellion as a child and why you love dogs. This book is a hilariously take on everyday life.

RATING: 8/10 [Terrific]

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