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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 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.

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:

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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Hyperbole and a Half
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Loved it!
December 29th, 2014
Excellent! I've never laughed so much while reading a book. The picture were a great touch and really helped to tell the story
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Honest and Hilarious
November 2nd, 2014
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.
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Hyperbole and a Half
July 8th, 2014
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!
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Genuinely funny.
June 3rd, 2014
A great stress buster, humorous read. I felt a bit like a kid again. Priceless.
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Hyperbole and a half
May 6th, 2014
Very good and very funny should read I again in a heartbeat
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January 26th, 2014
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.
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January 25th, 2014
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.
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I love the simple dog
December 5th, 2013
...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 :)
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Loved it.
November 5th, 2013
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.
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