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  • Published: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780224095372
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

Hyperbole and a Half

Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened




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.

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.
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 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.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780224095372
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Alexandra Brosh

Allie Brosh is a 26-year-old American who blogs as Hyperbole and a Half. She was conceived artificially and then gestated and born in 1985 to a hippie mother who wouldn't let her watch TV. She spent most of her childhood running around barefoot in the woods 'like a goddamn wild animal'. After graduating college with a degree in human biology, her original career goal was to become a medical researcher and save the world from cancer but she gave that up to run long distances for prize money. After injuring her Achilles jumping over a log, she spent a great deal of time sitting on her couch wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito, trying to keep her ADHD-addled mind busy by writing and drawing. Her blog receives between 6 and 10 million visits every month. She lives in Oregon with her fiancée and her mentally challenged dog.


Praise for Hyperbole and a Half

“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

“One of the funniest sites on the Internet”

salon.com

“Hilarious and poignant and brilliantly illustrated. Check it out. The whole blog is inspired.””

Daily Dish

““Once I started reading Hyperbole and a Half, I found myself unable to stop—except to laugh uproariously.”

boingboing.com

““Here’s a rough analogy: David Sedaris sets out to write a graphic memoir, but decides to use the MS Paint application on his computer rather than hire an artist. . . . [Brosh’s] naïve art plays brilliantly against dark comic themes.””

True/Slant

“One of 2013’s biggest publishing successes … Quirky and captivating”

Observer

“Very funny, occasionally incredibly insightful (when [Brosh] chooses to be in that mood), and a brilliant dip-in-and-dip-out-of book”

Stuck in a Book

“Brosh's naive but surprisingly affecting illustrations have gained her blog, Hyperbole and a Half, a cult following... I defy anyone who has suffered from depression not to cry at her stark account of suffering from the illness”

Sharon Wheeler, Times Higher Education

“Hilarious… I love the intersection of things that are as dark as they can be and as funny”

Elizabeth McCracken, Boston Globe Sunday

“It’s impossible not to warm to cartoonist and blogger Allie. If she doesn’t get to you with her funny childhood anecdotes (eating an entire birthday cake) then her honest reflections on depression will”

Grazia


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