Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Features hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. This book is fully illustrated with over 50 per cent new material. Hyperbole and A Half is a blog written by a 20-something American girl called Allie Brosh. She tells fantastically funny, wise stories about the mishaps of her everyday life, with titles like 'Why Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving' and 'The God of Cake'. She accompanies these with naive drawings using Paint on her PC. Brosh's website receives millions of visitors a month and hundreds of thousands of per day. Now her full-colour debut book chronicles the many "learning experiences" Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws. It includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a mentally challenged dog; and a moving and darkly comic account of her struggles with depression. Poignant and uproarious - think Cyanide and Happiness but with story-lines, cake and dogs.
Hilarious stories about life's mishaps from the creator of the immensely popular blog 'Hyperbole and a Half'. Fully illustrated with over 50% new material.
Winner of Book Marketing Society Seasonal Awards Sept-Dec Shoestring Campaign 2014 and Goodreads Choice Awards: Humour 2013.
"A hilarious collection" Mashable "Will certainly help you, should you perhaps decide to indulge in a spot of "self-gifting" in this instance, survive Christmas with your more crazed relatives" -- Rachel Cooke Observer "Fantastic, hilarious, emotional" Mayaland "You may have to push this book away for fear you'll hurt yourself laughing, but its wisdom and humanity - no hyperbole here - are too magnetic to keep at bay for long" -- Mary Pols People Magazine "Honest, poignant and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!" Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess
Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mother tricked her into writing a story to distract her from her immediate goal of wrapping the cat in duct-tape. She started her award-winning blog in 2009. Brosh lives in Bend, Oregon, with her fiance Duncan, her two dogs, and six pet rats. Visit HyperboleAndAHalf.blogspot.com.