waiting on wednesday (56)

Today I’m participating in "Waiting On" Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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.

hyperbole and a half by allie brosh book cover
Named one of the Funniest Sites on the Web by PC World and winner of the 2011 Bloggies Awards for Most Humorous Weblog and Best Writing, the creator of the immensely popular “Hyperbole and a Half” blog presents an illustrated collection of her hilarious stories with fifty percent new content. 

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?


Liyana said...

This is one book I'd definitely get, as her blog is a constant source of inspiration for me.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Hyperbole and a Half wrote a book?!?!
*Squeals in delight.

Liviania said...

I would love if Allie's book actually looked like that in the end. I can't wait to give her my money.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ha! Coool.

thekams said...

Oh my gosh, yes! This is awesome :)

Sana said...

Sounds like a fun read, the cover is awesome!

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