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 illustratedEvery 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 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.
Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations Flawed Coping Mechanisms Mayhem and Other Things That Happened 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
I absolutely loved it, and I know I ll visit this book again and again My only sad the alot does not make an appearance SO I DEMAND A SEQUEL I DEMAND IT ALOT
go to this now hyperboleandahalf i don t laugh at books much don t get me wrong, i am not averse to the emotion humans call happiness sometimes i will find myself smiling at an amusing book i have been known to chuckle, even but this book ripped out my funny bone and started tickling me with it not only did i LOL, i was crying with laughter by page four PAGE FOUR i even took a picture of my laughter tears as proof which i intended to use in this review, but then i figured the internet had enough [...]
My assistant introduced me to this book, and I immediately fell in love Oh Allie Brosh, where have you been all my life Oh You were on the internet And apparently all the cool kids have known about you for ages Here s a link to her website just in case you ve been living under a rock like me hyperboleandahalf Go and read some You can thank me later.
I loved this It consistently had me laughing so hard I was almost crying I ve been a huge fan of Allie s blog for years, and really the only reason I didn t give this 5 stars is because I d already read quite a few of the chapters I still really recommend this though, both to those who are new to Allie s work and those already following her It s wonderful
I don t think I ve seen a book that most of my friends agree on as much as this one It seems everyone loves it You would have to be a turd to not love this book Allie Brosh is most awesome Allie, You should come and play with us on We are nice people Most of us are somewhat sane We would have fun and eat cake together I ll bring the alcohol.Now to the book.So much funif you haven t checked out her blog you just need to stop what you are doing and go there hyperboleandahalfI ve read God of Cake p [...]
Initial reaction This book deserves ALL THE STARS You knew that was coming, right On a serious note, I loved Allie Brosh s funny, honest, and charming account of her life through the artwork and narration in Hyperbole and a Half This book is a compilation of several stories Brosh has told on her blog of the same name, compiled in this book, along with some stories I ll admit I haven t seen before Full review I always have a difficult time writing reviews on books that hit my all time favorites l [...]
Desperation breeds ingenuity It was definitely a witty, funny read, many times it was so hilarious, often, twisted and yet, still very relatable It was also sometimes sad but very genuine Just salute to the author for simply admitting the lousiest things that sometimes come across our human s unpredictable, messed up heads The drawings are hilarious and I completely enjoyed the fun read I know this is not much so do check out my friends reviews Shelby sTamara sPinky s
Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum How many stars do I give this one Some things I figured out while reading Hyperbole and a Half Whooops, sorry got distracted Okay, where was I Oh yeah, stuff I learned.I think there s a good chance I adopted clones of Allie Brosh s dogs anti social behavior is 100% A Okay cake IS a fucking food group and no one is going to tell me otherwise geese are dangerous psychopaths that become extremely violent for absolutely no reason and finally, my priorities [...]
I tend to stay away from humoristic memoirs because some of the ones I ve read in the past have let me down A lot of them rely too heavily on shock value as their primary source for humor and that s a strategy that wears thin rather quickly This book is different In fact this book is actually kind of phenomenal.Put together by an artist who has made a career out of blog postings containing crude graphical representations of her life, this book sources its laughs from a magnifying glass perspecti [...]
I d like to say I liked this book I did try to And I can t deny the freaky power of Allie Brosh s crudely drawn illustrations to evoke complicated emotions and ideas But I m tired of navel gazing blogs turned into books this one reminded me over and over again of Jen Lancaster both Brosh and Lancaster, for instance, tell stories of their unloveable dogs that I suppose are intended to make us love the wild rascals or admire their owners for putting up with their bad behavior but only leave me col [...]
I am a chronic anxiety sufferer so I can tell you that the most frightening labyrinths and the most fearsome torture chambers are within one s own mind I inhabit quite a substantial part of my time there The constant fear is that one might get permanently stuck there, in the condition we call insanity Each one of us have our way of coping so that the tunnels never cave in.Allie Brosh, from her own confessions and from what I could gather from her book, spends a lot of time down in those tunnels [...]
Allie Brosh infinity starsHyperbole blog six starsMy regrets for buying this book ZEROThe actual book whispers eh, it was good Yeah, good Not brilliant But good.Reasons No alotsPictures depicting nighttime in a dark forest should not have gray writing on themThe new content that wasn t on the blog was a bit hit or miss for me Some um can I say it Seemed like fillers.Bonus star lush full color that gave me a slight high from the sheer volume of ink also the smell totally repelled the pungent an [...]
Allie Brosh astounds me Despite her strange little drawings, particularly a self portrait that looks something like a marine tube worm, she reaches some profound truths in the course of her book Part graphic novel, part autobiography, she manages to both amuse and discomfort the reader in the best of ways Though she presents herself as a person struggling with severe depression issues in a number of the stories, she touches on human truths most of us experience.Hyperbole and a Half originates fr [...]
Hyperbole and a Half ReviewI m happy that this book exists If I had known about the blog, like millions of other people, before the book came out I would have been happy that it had existed But I didn t Who knew there was good stuff out there on the interwebs I couldn t believe how much I was actually laughing out loud at the first story when she finds a letter from her ten year old self to her older self and then responds with writing letters to various aged younger versions of herself This is [...]
I finally know where this meme originated from From Allie Brosh and her fabulous, fabulous book.Hyperbole and a Half is the perfect novel to read on a rainy day because it s unbelievably funny It consists of random incidents and observations in Allie s life, ranging from toddler cake consumption I had tasted cake and there was no going back My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sh [...]
I am an ugly laugher This is something I didn t know about myself until I read this book This is the type of book that s not merely amusing or funny in the way of smart satire No, Brosh s brand of humorous life observation, coupled with her rough but charming illustrations, will have you clutching your side, desperate for air My husband banned me from reading this book at night because my hysterics woke him up, and I got a lecture about REM cycles and proper adult bedtimes incidentally, my husba [...]
This book had me laughing so hard I started crying I mean that as a compliment Allie Brosh writes the popular blog Hyperbole and a Half, and this is a collection of her favorite web comics and a few new ones I first found her blog when her post titled This is Why I ll Never Be an Adult was getting shared on Facebook and Twitter It s about her occasional bursts of motivation to Get Stuff Done, but how exhausting and frustrating it quickly becomes to be so responsible I was happy to see this comic [...]
A book club friend loaned this to me I am very familiar with Hyperbole and a Half, have even been known to use an image or two from it as profile pictures especially the cell from the social entrapment post that says I d love to hang out but I have to go sit in my house by myself So, already a huge fan, love simple dog, and enjoyed reading this I d been a bit bogged down in depressing yet award nominated books and also had spent four days in training this week, so this was a welcome respite I la [...]
4.5 starsLoved this I thought it was hilarious and I was laughing out loud at some chapters I think my favorite was the chapter about the Simple Dog or when she was writing to her 25 year old self Do you still like dogs What is your favorite dog Haha Apparently this author has a blog so I m going to have to check that out for sure Some of this was pretty relatable actually I did enjoy the deeper parts as well Overall definitely light and fun and I recommend it if you re in the mood for something [...]
May 18, 14Will I ever find something like this book, again Jan 05, 14This is kind of how I look right now while writing these modest thoughts.Do you see that smile That little face It s like a child on sugar overdose after eating half a cake on his birthday during vacations at Disneyland So, I ll try to control myself.I was smiling since its introduction After reading all her Warning signs I just knew it was going to be a hilarious book I didn t know this was such an Internet sensation, that she [...]
This book was HILARIOUS, but also deep at times which I really appreciated It was a nice balance.
Allie Brosh knows about dogs than Cesar Millan She knows them inside out and what makes them tick She understands them She just doesn t know what to DO about dogs.The stories about Brosh s dogs are fall down funny There is simple dog who is basically a sea cucumber with legs and helper dog who will surmount any obstacle to bark at the neighbor s dog If you are a dog lover, you will find them HILARIOUS.Other tales, particularly about depression and some seriously questionable lapses in parental [...]
Allie Brosh of the Hyperbole and a Half blog my longtime girl crush She s irreverently funny and just so incredibly genuine Readers of her blog will recognise some of the stories in this I ll confess to missing the Alot one just because it was what introduced me to her in the first place, but I m so glad the depression and simple dog ones made it in ANYWAY What, you need some motivation to pick this up Never fear Content removed because Touchstone didn t want me using unauthorised content from A [...]
Fucking hilarious and true And hilarious.
Eating bees is sort of its own consequence.What do I need to say Well, unfortunately I do need to say because I am not a talented artist blogger I think I made that word up who can speak through crude drawings and witty narrative I loved the familiar cadence of her writing and I was beyond impressed with how much could be conveyed through these simple drawings This book is often laugh out loud funny and occasionally painfully sad The depictions of depression seem honest and relatable Another b [...]
This is a non fiction memoir from Brosh which consists of funny stories paired with even funnier illustrations For me the illustrations in this book made it a 4 star read I think if I had simply read the words and not seen the images I wouldn t of found it anywhere near as funny as I did Brosh shares amusing anecdotes from her childhood all the way up to present day As well as the comical stories Brosh also brings us an interesting perspective on mental health She suffers with depression and anx [...]
Sometimes when people tell me they are depressed I have to manage my mouth and work really hard not to do the slow eye roll.I tamp down on the urge to school them on the distinction between feeling blue or out of sorts and the utter scourge that is depression That is why I GIVE ALL THE STARS to Allie Brosh She knows the distinction And she made me laugh, snort, cry, and snot Listen to this interview for npr 2013 11 12 2447581
This is the easiest review I ve ever done Quite simply, because this is the funniest book I have ever read And, not just funny, but tears streaming down my face funny I ve never read a graphic novel, and never thought I would I hated cartoonseven as a kid This, however, is a whole different experience A look at life, with all it s absurdities, and even a piece that touched my heart I cannot recommend highly enough
Five stars I didn t expect to like this as much as I did Rarely do I actually laugh out loud at humor books but I laughed so many times while I read this.The drawings are just so bad that they re hilarious and, despite how simplistic they seem, everything down to the littlest squiggle is flawless I imagine that Allie Brosh actually spends a lot of time perfecting these stupid images.The stories are funny and relatable and honest Sometimes they address meaningful themes depression, identity , so [...]
Scary how relatable some of these stories are