[]
[]

Hyperbole and A Half

Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Brosh, Allie (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Hyperbole and A Half
 Add a Comment  Add Tags

Print

Item Details

Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.
Authors: Brosh, Allie
Title: Hyperbole and a half
unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Touchstone paperback edition
Characteristics: x, 369 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Contents: Warning sighs
The simple dog
Motivation
The god of cake
The helper dog is an asshole
Depression part one
Depression part two
Lost in the woods
Dogs don't understand basic concepts like moving
The hot sauce debacle
This is why I'll never be an adult
The parrot
Dinosaur (The goose story)
Thoughts and feelings
Dogs' guide to understanding basic concepts
The party
Identity part one
Identity part two
Summary: Collects autobiographical, illustrated essays and cartoons from the author's popular blog and related new material that humorously and candidly deals with her own idiosyncrasies and battles with depression.
ISBN: 9781451666175
1451666179
147676459X
9781476764597
9781451666182
1451666187
Statement of Responsibility: Allie Brosh
Subject Headings: Brosh, Allie Comic books, strips, etc Cartoonists United States Biography American wit and humor, Pictorial
Genre/Form: Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Graphic novels-United States
Topical Term: Cartoonists
American wit and humor, Pictorial
LCCN: 2013025527
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Oct 12, 2014
  • gendeg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You laugh but then you cry. Hyperbole and a Half captures the most accurate and realistic take on depression out there. Read this and then read Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon An Atlas of Depression. Two very different books that tackle the bewildering terrain of this disease.

Sep 24, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love Allie Brosh's blog, and I love this book. Hilarious, heartfelt and sometimes tragic -- Allie illustrates the weird events of daily life with humor and silly drawings. You will love it.

Aug 06, 2014
  • danielestes rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hyperpole and a Half by Allie Brosh could be titled "My Life: Raw and Uncut." That's how authentic her artwork feels. I remember when I discovered Brosh's blog on the internet. The first post I clicked on was "This is Why I'll Never be an Adult." (Internet! Forever!) I thought, "What's with the weird drawings?" But then I was like, "Yeah! That IS what it's like to be a dog." By the end, I was a fan. Recently Allie Brosh opened up with her readers about the degree of crippling depression she suffers from time to time. A few of her posts even tackle the subject directly. It's said that all comedy is someone else's misery. For Allie, it seems like all of her comedy, often personal recollections, carries this weighty backstory of desperation. Her free-form drawing style expresses this exceptionally well. It's terrible the kind of anguish she lives with, and I wouldn't wish it on anybody, but I can say from observation and experience that her art would be completely ordinary without it. That chapter titled "The Parrot"—I laughed so hard I couldn't breathe.

Jul 19, 2014
  • rusty_13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This collection of graphic autobiographical essays looks at first like a light, fun read, but it is much more than that. Allie Brosh's writing is honest, original and often moving.

Jun 13, 2014
  • Violet_Cat_146 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was laughing so much that I cried and rolled on the bed! Loved this book and absolutely recommend it to everyone! "CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!!! Clean ALL the things???"

May 17, 2014
  • bibliophile78 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book!!! It made me feel much better about my own "simple dog"

"The blog Hyperbole and a Half has an enthusiastic fan base that can't get enough of creator Allie Brosh's autobiographical, boldly illustrated essays and cartoons that expose both her flaws and her capacity for laughing at herself. Her first book collects both expanded blog posts and new material that continues to humorously and candidly deal with her many idiosyncrasies, her dogs, and her battles with depression." Popular Culture May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/217e1482-9d78-4d54-9cc6-2b3270c2d832?postId=ca9ebdd2-adec-483c-8400-6611a8e1b44a

Apr 28, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are already a fan of Allie Brosh's blog, also named Hyperbole and a Half, you will enjoy this mix of old favourites and new stories all illustrated in the glory that is MS Paint. From the adventures of her dogs, to tales of her childhood, to her struggles with anxiety and depression, you can't help but laugh at what you see and read even as it hits home.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hyperbole and a Half explores artist Allie Brosh's almighty id with a kind of courageousness usually reserved for walking on hot coals or taunting killer bees. Based on the popular blog of the same name, Brosh's book features anecdotes and musings from her life, complemented by pictures drawn with a basic paint program.

Sheer audacity is one of Brosh's best assets. Her stories are bold examinations of what she fears most in life and how these anxieties form her identity.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/hyperbole_and_a_half_brosh

Apr 07, 2014
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

reviewed in the Stratford Gazette, April 2014 (see Summary)

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

Mar 03, 2014
  • black_jackal_8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

black_jackal_8 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

Apr 07, 2014
  • DanniOcean rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yet another book based on an award-winning blog, Hyperbole and a Half is everything the title describes, wrapped up in a hilariously deranged little package of kindergarten-like drawings mashed up with the angst-driven musings of a twenty-something millennial. Not surprisingly, the musings on her 2, 5, 7 and 13 year-old selves are likely to induce fits of helpless laughter in their familiarity. Surprisingly, her musings on her struggles with depression are uncomfortably candid. The intentionally child-like (yet amazingly emotive) drawings and the fact that these chapters are interspersed with the adventures of simple-dog and helper-dog (read: dumb-dog and dumber-dog) actually make the stark message of depression stand out like a beacon. However the guilty-pleasure derived from reading the other chapters – well-intentioned mom getting kids lost in the wilderness, the sheer illogical kiddie challenge of being as obnoxious as possible, the absurd adventure of being attacked by a goose in one’s own living room – these are pure enjoyment, either from an “it’s funny because it’s true” perspective, or “thank gawd there’s someone more messed up than I am” angle. If there’s one criticism I can give this book is that Ms. Brosh left out one her best-known characters, the Alot. But luckily the Alot can be found in perpetuity on the blog itself, hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.ca. For those who still prefer the weight and heft of the printed page, reserve your copy of Hyperbole and a Half at spl.blibliocommons.ca and enjoy a lot, and even learn a bit.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

May 18, 2014
  • bibliophile78 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Misconception #4: " I should eat bees".

May 17, 2014
  • bibliophile78 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Clean ALL the things"!

Videos

Add a Video

Apr 04, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hyperbole and a Half

Interview with the author Allie Brosh.

Find it at SMCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app10 Version Borgsjo Last updated 2014/10/29 13:43