Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half

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:PicturesWordsStories a...


Details Hyperbole and a Half

TitleHyperbole and a Half
ISBN9781451666175
Author
Release DateOct 29th, 2013
PublisherTouchstone
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages371 pages
GenreHumor, Nonfiction, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Autobiography, Memoir, Comics
Rating

Reviews Hyperbole and a Half

  • Wil Wheaton
    2013-11-08
    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!
  • karen
    2013-12-12
    go to this now!!!http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/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 w...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2015-01-25
    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!
  • Patrick
    2013-12-31
    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: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/Go and read some. You can thank me later.
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2014-11-20
    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 Goodreads. 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 fun..if you haven't checked out her blog you just need to stop wh...
  • Rose
    2013-10-10
    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 tim...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2016-07-19
    “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 fri...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2014-05-22
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/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 . . . my anti-social behavior is 100% A-Okay . . . cake IS a fucking food group and no one is going to tell me otherwise . . . geese a...
  • Jason
    2014-03-04
    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 ...
  • Cindy
    2013-11-03
    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 fo...
  • Emma Sea
    2013-12-08
    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 h...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2015-02-24
    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 fr...
  • Greg
    2013-12-30
    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...
  • Natalie Monroe
    2014-08-03
    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 ...
  • Carol.
    2014-07-04
    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 mos...
  • Abby *Hates Dust Jackets*
    2017-01-11
    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 c...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2016-10-01
    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 day...
  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    2015-12-16
    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...
  • Diane
    2013-08-06
    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 be...
  • Florencia
    2013-11-04
    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 humble 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 ...
  • Melki
    2013-07-16
    Allie Brosh knows more about dogs more 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 abou...
  • Louisa
    2013-05-11
    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...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    2013-12-15
    This book was HILARIOUS, but also deep at times which I really appreciated. It was a nice balance.
  • Ler com Lobos
    2014-02-14
    Leitura: Fevereiro 2014Releitura: Maio 2015Releitura: Março 2016Este mês peteceu-me reler uma das histórias deste livro e quando dei por mim já o tinha relido todo... Acho que isto vai acontecer vezes e vezes sem conta ao longo dos anos e o melhor é que outro livro da autora vem a caminho! Adoro o seu tipo de humor e identifico-me demais com tudo! E 2 anos depois posso dizer que tenho o Hyperbole and a Half na minha estante por menos de 4€...
  • Amy (shoutame)
    2015-12-21
    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 perspect...
  • Debbie
    2014-05-24
    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 cartoons...even 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!
  • Elizabeth
    2014-07-25
    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 more ::http://www.npr.org/2013/11/12/24...
  • Jenne
    2013-07-13
    Fucking hilarious and true. And hilarious.
  • Sarah (Starry Night Reader)
    2015-12-20
    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 t...
  • Jenny
    2015-11-18
    Scary how relatable some of these stories are...