Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
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:
I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I figured it would be another humor book to flip through and smile at, but after reading it all in one sitting, I think I will probably end up reading it a few times a year for the rest of my life. Because, yes, Hyperbole and a Half is funny (hilarious, even) but more importantly, it's honest. Sometimes uncomfortably honest about irresponsibility, identity, and depression, while keeping it light with humor and cartoons.
If you're having a bad day, Hyperbole and a Half will make you smile. And if you're already having a good day, it'll just make it better.
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