Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half

By Allie Brosh

  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 471 Ratings

Description

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!

Reviews

  • Allie Brosh Youz a Star

    5
    By mrazgirl
    This was both a terrifying and comically accurate exploration into the depths of the human mind ... and dogs. Couldn't put it down. Would recommend to anyone who takes themselves too seriously - absolutely therapeutic in such a strange and unexplainable way. Allie if I ever meet you I will befriend you <3
  • Simply Amazing!

    5
    By M..iT
    Can't wait until her next book!
  • AMAZING

    5
    By Deeznutz 24
    THIS WAS SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK IF YOU HAVE NEVER READ THIS BOOK GET IT NOW AND READ IT, IT WILL MAKE YOU LIFE NOT SO MISERABLE😂
  • Hyperbole and a Half

    5
    By Leo the T-Rex
    Amazing book! So funny I literally fell out of my chair laughing at how funny it is.
  • Heheheheh

    5
    By JB Logano
    This book is so funny, It almost made me pee my pants!! THIS BOOK IS AMAZING BUY IT!!
  • New favorite book

    5
    By Bassie227764
    I don't read unless i have to for school, but this book has captivated me over the past few days and i cant put it down! Great for people who like humorous books that also gives a message.
  • Ima pee!!

    5
    By SpongeTARDISfan
    This is probably the funniest invention in the whole history of mankind. Read and experience the hilarity and charm of this witty and creative work. (Which is smart people talk for funny as hell😂)
  • This book was awesome!!!

    5
    By Ardea14
    My mom just lent me this book and it was so awesomely addictive!! I loved it!! YOU HAVE TO GET IT!!!!!!!!!
  • LOVE IT

    5
    By Xsavor
    This was one of my favorite humor novels by far. The mixture of writting and comics is perfect. My copy has been lingering amoung friends, and it is one I WILL make sure to get back!!
  • My life story

    5
    By Cpark1817
    It is one thing to write something relatable, but it is much more impressive to write something that makes readers feel as if the book was written about them. I don't know if it is a coincidence but every single story she writes has one of my memories tied to it. I loved every second I spent reading this book.