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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 and read some You can thank me later. 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 time writing reviews on books that hit my all time favorites list, and this book was no exception Allie Brosh s Hyperbole and a Half is based upon her very popular posts on her website of the same name I started following it quite some time ago and was taken by her very humorous and true to life narratives coupled with awesome artwork Yes, I said it, her artwork is awesome, even if said artwork includes possessed, demonic repressed geese But at least accurate portrayal is accurate That true story was hilarious If there were a single quibble that I would have about the collection in general I think the ARC could ve done with maybe a bit of background info on Allie as well as a TOC showing the order of the tales that were included in the narrative I think that might be helpful for people who are not only just being introduced to Allie s narratives in general, but also just for organizational orientation s sake I think the first included entry in the series of comics and narratives is appropriate though, considering it s Allie addressing her ten year old self and younger selves at the age of 25, and realizing that finding a letter written to her future self from ten years old waswell, a weird experience.The narratives from there on are random presentations of Allie Brosh s life, from her experiences with her family, loved ones, and dogs, to expansions on growing up to adulthood and depression So much of the narratives I could relate to, and I had a good laugh with them and learned a bitabout Brosh in the process She has a fresh, identifiable wit that comes across in both the art and anecdotes, even for some of the tough subjects she addresses That I respected a lot and I consider her my heroine for being honest and good hud in the same measure It s a fun read, and one I would wholeheartedly recommend.Overall score 5 5 starsNote I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher Touchstone. go to this now 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 which i intended to use in this review, but then i figured the internet had enough pictures of me already, so that one will just be for me.but i will tell you that page four was not the end of my laughter response this book made me indescribably happy, muchthan the typical messy art autobiography you find cluttering up the humor section along withLet s Pretend This Never Happened A Mostly True Memoir, this is a book that finally understands what it s going to take to make me laugh for example, every single time she drew a dog, i fell in love a little these are among the best dog drawings ever if that s not a perfect trip into the mind of a dog, i don t know what is.oneholy hell, but that s comedy gold.there are other, non dog related treasures in particular the god of cake story and the goose story, but i will leave you to discover those for yourself i know i have said in other reviews of internet sensations turned book that i was glad to learn of the blog or site or whatever through the book, but i never actually visited them after my revelation, even if i really enjoyed the book maybe once or twice, but then i would get distracted by other things and never follow through but with this one, i am going to do the unprecedented are you ready for those of you who know me and my allergy to doing new things or even doing things like normal, modern people do like owning a cellphone, this is going to blow your minds i am going to follow a blog, as the kids say and there i have just done it i think i don t know what all these buttons mean, but i am fairly confident that i have just joined the ranks of the modern world brrrr, it s chilly.speaking of chilly, i will leave you with allie brosh s take on a dog in the snow i love her always.come to my blog 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 what you are doing and go there ve read God of Cake probably 30 times already but I still giggled when I read it again in the book It s just that good The book is easier on my old eyes so now I want a copy This book is colorful and fun..it s way heavy though I think the difference in types of paper and all the ink made it heavier than a normal book That s ok though I can stick it in my purse and hit someone that pisses me off over the head with it I rambled again didn t I sniff Like I ve never done that before I have to introduce Helper Dog and Simple Dog The shelter worker said, This one hates everything and she doesn t know anything, and I hope you aren t planning on taking her outside ever because she slike a bear than a dog, really, and unfortunately, she can scale a seven foot tall fence like the fucking Spider Man.And we were like, Sure, why not Now..get off the internet and go read this book. 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Find all of my reviews at 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 dogsmy anti social behavior is 100% A Okaycake IS a fucking food group and no one is going to tell me otherwisegeese are dangerous psychopaths that become extremely violent for absolutely no reasonand finally, my priorities in life lead me to believe there s a good chance I m really a 10 year old In the world of blog to book authors, Allie Brosh takes the grand prize sorry Jenny Lawson I still love you, just not as much Not only will she make you laugh til you cry, but she also opens up about what it s like to battle depression in the most honest and upfront way I ve seen Recommended to Everyone with a soul and most of those without. Felt a bit disjointed, which is precisely why I dock it 1 star Otherwise, this was immensely inriguing, like watching people going about their lives Q But I keep allowing it to happen because, to me, the future doesn t seem real It s just this magical place where I can put my responsibilities so that I don t have to be scared while hurtling toward failure at eight hundred miles per hour c Q Fortunately, it turns out that being scared of yourself is a somewhat effective motivational technique c Q I had so very few feelings, and everyone else had so many, and it felt like they were having all of them in front of me at once I didn t really know what to do, so I agreed to see a doctor so that everyone would stop having all of their feelings at me c Q Our mother attempted to lead us back the way we came, but unfortunately, her natural sense of direction was no match for the sheer amount of directions there are, and she quickly became disoriented c Desperation breeds ingenuityIt 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 friends reviews Shelby sTamara sPinky s 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 most of us experience.Hyperbole and a Half originates from her wildly popular blog of the same name link to her site Satisfying on a laptop screen, I enjoyed the paper version evenMade of heavy paper, each section has a different colored page background, making it look a little like a stack of heavy construction paper from the side It s a pleasing way to highlight a change in topics Subjects range from childhood experiences to struggles with her dogs to self identity and depression Dinosaur the Goose story created laugh out loud moments with its great pictures I confess, The God of Cake is one of my favorite stories, precisely because I can completely relate I too have schemed obsessively to get cake, and that tell tale smear of pink icing at the corner of the mouth priceless.For further thoughts and samples of some of Brosh s great drawings because adding them to GR is just effing tedious, along with links to her work,check my full review athttp clsiewert.wordpress.com 2014 0 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 book sources its laughs from a magnifying glass perspective of her own deadpan reality A true comedian doesn t need shock value, because she knows that mundane daily life is filled with comedic potential and she conjures it all up with somehow a masterful sense of timing Her observations are spot on so even while you re laughing which I did many times, in the cafeteria, at the gym, at home, in waiting rooms you re also realizing how real it is, how accurately it tackles our shortfalls and insecurities, our selfishness, our sadness, our unexplainable attachment to our pets It isn t even just one thing it s the whole package the writing as well as the drawings The drawings themselves are purposefully simple yet brilliant in their depiction of emotion, and the narrative often reaches some surprising depth One of my favorite sketches is one in which the author describes how pitifully dumb her dog is, and yet she couples this narrative to a series of drawings that show how lovingly she considers him Another sketch details her descent into and subsequent recovery from episodes of severe depression and it is an amazing thing to be treated to such remarkable insight alongside a healthy dose of wild laughter.All in all, I think you ll find that this book is a real winner.