Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things…

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things…

Paperback | October 29, 2013

byAllie Brosh

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.

FROM THE PUBLISHER:
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.

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!

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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated ...

Allie Brosh was studying to becoming a scientist when she started blogging in 2009. Her blog, Hyperbole and a Half, has won several awards. In 2013, Advertising Age named Brosh one of the fifty most influential creative figures in the world. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened is her first book.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781451666175

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole And A Half Thus book is fioled with hunor and fun. The best book ive read so far (out if humorous books) i recomend this book 10-10 with 13+. This book is so relatable its unbeblievable. H.A.A.H is filled with so many adorsble drawings whch mske the book very enjoyable - th book isworth t money
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't breathe... Hyperbole and a Half left me in tears and gasping for breath. I laughed so hard that my family kept checking in on me. There is something magical about the combination of Allie's prose and art work.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Excellent read especially for anyone who has or knows someone with depession. I identified with so many things. Dogs moving made me laugh until I cried, and I too have a goose horror story!
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Excellent! I've never laughed so much while reading a book. The picture were a great touch and really helped to tell the story
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest and Hilarious I love Allie's blog, and her first book didn't disappoint. It contains a bunch of her greatest hits, along with new stories (my favourite new one: "Lost in the Woods"), all in her signature MS Paint illustrations and hilarious writing style. I love how honest and relatable her stories are.
Date published: 2014-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a Half I can't say enough about this book...loved loved loved it. The emotion on the faces of the drawings are hilarious and compliment the stories perfectly. The truth behind the stories is so touching...I'm going to read it again!
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a Half Not sure what to write here on this book. It's very different. It's funny because it's all real and true. ALL of it. It definitely should have been longer though.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genuinely funny. A great stress buster, humorous read. I felt a bit like a kid again. Priceless.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hyperbole and a half Very good and very funny should read I again in a heartbeat
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best MS Paint I've Ever Seen I hate that I finished this book because it means that it's done. Amazing book. Not enough words. I want to immediately reopen this book and start over.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super funny! I love this book. Its very funny and I love how the art work is so crude but it still conveys the emotions. If you love this book you might want to check out her blog with the same name. I really like how this book isn't a compilation of her blog work, there are stories that are not on her blog.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny And Surprisingly Deep Allie showcases the humor in both everyday events and in her time soul searching. I wouldn't say this is laugh out loud funny, but you will certainly get some chuckles and it will most definitely brighten your day!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A new fave! This book is hilarious, witty, charming, and just a fun read!! I will read it again, and again. I finished it in two days, and laughed so hard at some of the entries I couldn't speak! My only issue is that I wished instead of using terms like "Simple dog" and "Helper dog", that the author used either the names of her dogs, or more endearing terms for them. Maybe because I would have, but other than that....An excellent, excellent book!! Loved it!! 
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! A great read. I was able to relate to the stories. Made me laugh and cry.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I absolutely loved this book. Allie Brosh is a genius at knowing how people think, especially on absurd topics. Made me laugh out loud and also empathized with her in the section called Depression. Can't wait to read her next book. Also loved her weird illustrations which only added to the book.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Beautifully illustrated, indeed. More fun to read when it's as an e-book than as a blog, since there are extra bits, and you can zoom in and really see the artwork. Funny, entertaining, and definitely written by someone who has obviously dealt with depression. She makes depression more tolerable, in an "I've so been there, and I know what you're going through" kind of way, that is also completely hilarious at the same time. Well worth the read, and I'm not sad that I don't have it as a paper version, since this was the original format that I read her other work in anyway.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parp parp parp parp parp Without a doubt the hardest I have ever laughed at any book!
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS. My sister-in-law and I constantly send these back and forth to each other online; got her this book for Christmas and she said it was way better than she even expected, lots of new material too!  Love it.  Totally hilarious.  The drawings, omg...
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL THE FEELS! "Because I am a serious, dignified person. And I don't want anyone to know I'm not." I've learnt more about myself already. Candid and comical lessons on life, geese, and dogs - what more is there to say? Thank you Allie Brosh for your wacky self and your masterful stick-figure drawings that have spawned countless internet memes for the ages!
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best of 2013 Amusing, touching, and a light read for the situations where you need picking up. I read the blog and this is that and more. Highly recommended for all ages!
Date published: 2013-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the simple dog ...and read those chapters, somewhat redacted, to the kiddo, who snorted in glee with me. Allie's description of depression is, as most of the internet knows by now, sheer genius for its insight and compassion. And she draws good dogs :)
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and Touching This book was just as funny as I knew it would be - so funny I was crying. Not too many duplicate entries from the blog, and those that were are some of the best ones. The ones you always re-read. I loved it immensely. (Review also posted to goodreads)
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Amazing I bought this for me... and bought more for my friends. Everyone I gave it to loved it. Lots of genuine belly laughs!
Date published: 2013-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I have been her website for a long while and was excited when the book was released. Most books from bloggers are just the same cartoons but in a book. This book is amazing and contains new content. I laughed and I cried (yeah, that's right) If you are thinking of buying this book, buy it, it is worth every dime.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Read Enjoyed the funny and insightful stories in this book.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. Having followed the blog for a long time I had an idea on what till expect. It was better than I hoped. Once of the few books that really speaks to me. Give or a chance and you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2013-11-05