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Hyperbole and a Half
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Allie Brosh's artwork may look deceptively simple, but her comics are anything but. She is gut-bustingly hilarious, especially when she talks about her ridiculous dogs, but also insightful and phenomenally articulate; her treatise on what it feels like to suffer from depression remains, in all honesty, one of the best things ever produced on the internet (and it's still somehow massively entertaining, too). Get this for the smart people who appreciate humor in your life, and they won't be disappointed."--io9.com "Here's a rough analogy: David Sedaris sets out to write a graphic memoir, but decides to use the MS Paint application on his computer rather than hire an artist....[Brosh's] na�ve art plays brilliantly against dark comic themes." --Michael Humphrey, True/Slant "The whole blog is inspired."--Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish (The Atlantic) "Brosh is a connoisseur of the human condition. In her typical self-deprecating and dramatic manner (hence the hyperbole reference), she tells personal stories that name things we can all relate to, including fear, love, depression and hope. Perhaps the most endearing thing about her writing is that she approaches her subject matter from a vulnerable, childlike place, complete with Paintbrush caricatures that have arguably already earned iconic status. . . . Part graphic novel, part confessional, overall delightful."--Kirkus Reviews "Once I started reading "Hyperbole and a Half," I found myself unable to stop--except to laugh uproariously." --Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com "My wife, who rarely reads a book published after 1910 and who is difficult to make laugh, wept with pleasure while reading these comic illustrated essays from Ms. Brosh, who runs a popular web comic and blog. I had to find out what the fuss was about. The subjects run from light (cakes, dogs) to dark (the author's own severe depression), and they foreground offbeat feeling and real intellect. Ms. Brosh's inquisitive mind won me over, too."--Dwight Garner "New York Times " "Brosh is unlike anyone else in the field today, an Internet-era treasure, an unexpected wonder of the 21st century." --Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com "This book made me laugh, cry, and leak. It was honest, poignant, and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!"--Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess and author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened "Allie Brosh's artwork may look deceptively simple, but her comics are anything but. She is gut-bustingly hilarious, especially when she talks about her ridiculous dogs, but also insightful and phenomenally articulate; her treatise on what it feels like to suffer from depression remains, in all honesty, one of the best things ever produced on the internet (and it's still somehow massively entertaining, too). Get this for the smart people who appreciate humor in your life, and they won't be disappointed."--io9.com "This is the BOOK OF THE YEAR."--Elizabeth Gilbert

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