Jan 122014
 

Myth 8

 Hyperbole and Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened 

by Allie Brosh

Danielle’s Review

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As one of the people who have been following Allie’s blog for awhile, some of the stories in this were not new to me, but I find myself being able to read them over and over.

First of all, you have to understand that Allie has one heck of an imagination. Well, that and her drawings are hilarious. And, just so you know, that yellow triangle thing on the top of the little girl’s head is actually a ponytail.

My favorite story in this book has to be The God of Cake. Her images relating a 4-year-old’s sugar rush to an acid trip had me just about falling on the floor laughing.

So, if you need a really entertaining read, check this one out. I seriously doubt you’ll be disappointed.

 

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Read on for more about Allie and her book!

 

Myth about the book

Hyperbole and Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

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:

Pictures
Words
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!

 

Myth about the author

 Allie Brosh

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Allie Brosh has enjoyed writing ever since her mom tricked her into writing a story to distract her from her immediate goal of wrapping the cat in duct-tape. She started her award-winning blog in 2009. Brosh lives in Bend, Oregon, with her fiancé Duncan, her two dogs, and six pet rats.

 

 

 

You can find Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened at Amazon.

 

You can find Allie’s blog here:

Hyperbole and a Half

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