Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hyperbole and a Half

Let me just say that Allie Brosh seems like the coolest person alive. All you have to do is read some of her work and you'll know what I'm talking about. I used to get really mad at people who'd be like, "look how many friends I have on my social media thingamajig!" because the word "friend" meant someone you knew really well and trusted. How can you have 200 "friends" you don't even know? But ever since I started reading Allie's blog and her book, even though I've never spoken to her or exchanged emails or anything with her, I feel like I've known her forever. She's always there when I feel good, or mad or (especially) when I need a laugh and I feel like I'm the one that listens to her problems. Yeah, it sounds weird, I know. It's just that she's so...human. She's imperfect. She loves nachos. She gets depressed. She has a dog. It's so easy to relate to her. She's kinda like Roz Chast in a way (see Theories of Everything). Anyway, the book is a bunch of stories from and not from her blog about her life. If you end up reading her work, be sure to read "Menace" and "Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving".

Ages: Hmmm...12/13+? She curses a lot.
Awards: A heck of a lot for both book and blog
You'd like this if you liked: Anything by Roz Chast
         
            Click here for her blog:                                        Click here for her book:
         Hyperbole and a Half (Blog)                                 Hyperbole and a Half (Book)    

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOD I CANT BELIEVE YOU DID THIS. HYPERBOLE AND A HALF IS MY FAVORITE BOOK/BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!! AHHHHH THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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