If you have browsed some of the more worthwhile corners of the internet, you may have (at one time or another) come across the blog Hyperbole and a Half. If you haven’t, get thee hither! It is full of hilarity and truthiness and more hilarity. If I ever need to laugh at myself and my internet addiction or the crazy randomness of life, that’s where I head. Alli Brosh, the creative genius behind that little site, has written a BOOK. And since books are my favorite thing since, like, ever (you wouldn’t know it from this blog…), this is wondrous news. Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened will be released by Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) on October 29, 2013.
In 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.
What books are you waiting on?