Monday, March 12, 2018

Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a Half
by Allie Brosh

Read November 29, 2015.

If you have not read Allie Brosh's blog, please do. I don't think she posts new content there anymore, but what's there is amazing. This book is a compendium of her blog posts, among other things. Ally does illustrated, comic book-style posts. Some are primarily humorous, but many more, while humorous at the surface, fearlessly explore the problems that come with being human. She tackles depression in a particularly gut-wrenching way. There's also a post on the lies we tell ourselves about ourselves, and it even involves a flowchart. It's brilliant! 

Final Call:


If you like this, try:
Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, because she maintains a similar knife's-edge balance between absolute hilarity and sharp observations on mental illness based on personal experiences. 

1 comment :

  1. And Jenny's second book, Furiously Happy, is a great read also. And her blog, The Bloggess, is worth a view every once in a while.