Publisher/Date: Touchstone / October 29, 2013
Series: Stand Alone
Case StudyIn a four-color, illustrated collection of stories and essays, Allie Brosh’s debut Hyperbole and a Half chronicles the many “learning experiences” Brosh has endured as a result of her own character flaws, and the horrible experiences that other people have had to endure because she was such a terrible child. Possibly the worst child. For example, one time she ate an entire cake just to spite her mother.
Brosh’s website receives millions of unique visitors a month and hundreds of thousands of visitors a day. This amalgamation of new material and reader favorites from Brosh's blog includes stories about her rambunctious childhood; the highs and mostly lows of owning a smart, neurotic dog and a mentally challenged one; and moving, honest, and darkly comic essays tackling her struggles with depression and anxiety, among other anecdotes from Brosh's life. Artful, poignant, and uproarious, Brosh’s self-reflections have already captured the hearts of countless readers and her book is one that fans and newcomers alike will treasure. (synopsis from Goodreads)
The Game’s AfootOriginality is hard to come by in a day and age where digital fame is so attainable. But blogger-turned-author, Allie Brosh, has managed the impossible—to stand out in the ever-growing vastness of the internet with her award-winning blog Hyperbole and a Half. I mean, who hasn’t wanted to READ ALL THE THINGS?!