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Hyperbole and a Half
Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened | Allie Brosh
#1 New York Times Bestseller Funny and smart as hell (Bill Gates), Allie Broshs Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, The God of Cake, Dogs Dont Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving, and her astonishing, Adventures in Depression, and Depression Part Two, which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written.Broshs debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to.FROM THE AUTHOR:This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritativelike maybe someone who isnt me wrote itbut I soon discovered that Im not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:PicturesWordsStories about things that happened to meStories about things that happened to other people because of meEight billion dollars*Stories about dogsThe secret to eternal happiness**These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!
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bibliothecarivs
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RamsFan1963
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Well this was certainly different than my usual reading material. At times I found it very funny and relatable, other times I found it kind of uncomfortable. I admire the author's openness and honesty. 3 ❄❄❄
8th book for #ChristmasMyWay @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES 12th book for #AVeryMerryReadathon @TheSpineView #WinterCozy @PuddleJumper #WrapItUpReadathon @keys_on_fire

DieAReader 🎉🥳🎉🥳 1mo
TheSpineView Great job! 1mo
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RamsFan1963
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1. Hyperbole And A Half, No One Goes Alone (audio) and Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire
2. Furry gloves and toboggan
3. Read and Gone

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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ruchigandhi22
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This was such a relatable book and so easy to read. Finished it in a day and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Mehso-so

I loved the illustrations throughout the book and several of the stories made me literally laugh out loud. Not all of it was funny, some was more introspective and less interesting to me.

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StellaDz
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Allie Brosh is hilarious and can have you cracking up within pages of opening the cover. She also has the bravery to talk about things that should be talked about more: mental health in particular. To be able to do both at the same time makes this work so very approachable.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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I very strangely connected with this. I‘m a klutz and I fall A LOT! And sometimes, I fall hard! And while I‘m laughing and making a post on Facebook about my epic klutziness, I‘m thinking, ‘this bruise will be epic‘.... and then I don‘t bruise 😡 Anyone else? #stayweird

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StellaDz
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I‘m on page 13 and already busting out laughing. I needed this! #currentlyreading

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4thhouseontheleft
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I wanted to read Allie Brosh‘s first book before diving into Solutions and Other Problems. She tackles serious subjects, but manages to do so in a way that is both honest and hilariously funny. And there were so many things I could relate to!

I did knock off 1 ⭐️ for Chapter 2 and the repeated and problematic use of the word “retarded” to describe one of her dogs.

#nonfiction2021

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brosh effectively combines humor and insight to convey her experiences with clinical depression. She‘s raw, honest, and self-deprecating in a way we can all relate to. Her deliberately rudimentary illustrations add lightness to often darker stories. Plus, they‘re funny as shit! The facial expressions. The dogs. I just can‘t. This was a #reread, and my choice for my IRL #bookclub. This is a new medium for my group and they‘re loving it!

Cinfhen Ohhhh, maybe I should recommend this to my Bookclub too!! Lmk how discussion goes 💚 9mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Will do! 9mo
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britt_brooke
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Finished! 🧩 This 1000-piecer called “Book Club” was frustrating, but fun. All the book titles are parody. The person who looks most like me is reading “The Snatcher of the Pie” which is perfect since The Catcher in the Rye is a favorite. 😂

#audiopuzzling

PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👏🏽🧩 10mo
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BookishClaire We sell this at the bookstore where I work and it looks so good! 10mo
britt_brooke @BookishClaire Fun, but tough! Turned out so pretty. 10mo
Cathythoughts Fab !! 10mo
BiblioLitten I love it! 10mo
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britt_brooke
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Planning my IRL book club‘s April read. None of my #bookclub friends, most of whom I‘ve known since kindergarten (class of 2000, holla!), have ever read a graphic novel/memoir, but are game to try something new. Love them! This is a #reread for me. Looking forward to it!

vivastory Nice!! Graphic novel memoir is the genre that I have most recently really fallen in love with. I can't wait to read the sequel to this! 10mo
britt_brooke @vivastory It such an effective format for memoir. I love it! I gave the follow up 5 stars, btw. I think you‘ll like it. 10mo
vivastory I'm definitely planning on reading it soon. I don't know if you read it, but last week I read, & enjoyed 10mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory No, I haven‘t - thanks! I just stacked it. 10mo
CuriousG This is one of my favourite books! 10mo
britt_brooke @CuriousG I‘m so excited to read it again! 10mo
Megabooks Fantastic choice! 10mo
Megabooks And I agree with @vivastory that Calling Dr. Laura is great. 10mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks! I thought it was a good one to ease them in. 💚 And I‘m really looking forward to Calling Dr. Laura. I def trust recommendations from you and Scott! @vivastory 10mo
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Samary
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So good, I was reading her blog back in the day and I can‘t wait to get my hands on book 2, just can‘t find a used one at a decent price 🤣❤️

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megnews
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Mehso-so

This was ok. I had several laugh out loud moments. I just really liked Solutions and Other Problems more.

CuriousG That is so interesting - I had the totally opposite reaction! I LOVED this one, and only kind of connected with Solutions and Other Problems. Which one did you read first? I wonder if that makes a difference in terms of what we expect from her books 🤔 12mo
megnews @CuriousG I read Solutions first. I can‘t pinpoint what it was why I liked it better than this one. 12mo
CuriousG Maybe it is just because they are 2 slightly different styles. I think I was just expecting something different from the 2nd one 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
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rabbitprincess
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I opened my puzzle book to this Places, Please and the backwards « prop » immediately made me think of Hyperbole and a Half. « Moum? I can roun arcoss the porp. I can do it. I CAN DO IT! »

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/09/party.html

shortsarahrose 🤣 I love Hyperbole and a Half! Of course I had to go and read the comic (it has been years) and laughed so hard my cat was concerned 🤣 13mo
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danimgill
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Finally read this one as I wait on the holds list for her new book, and it was just as delightful as I remember her webcomics being back when I used to read them! Her chapters on depression are incredibly well done, and her essays about her dogs and her and her sister's childhood antics had me giggling.

sprainedbrain I love that book! 😆 13mo
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Gryffleclaw95
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This was a re-read before I read Allie‘s new book that is her follow-up to this gem. Her stories are absolutely hilarious, and the combination of her storytelling and her illustrations had me laughing hard. She also covers some mental health topics, and her point of view was refreshing. I must say that I enjoyed this book more this time compared to my first read.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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So much fun! 😄

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Megabooks
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Loved this!! Halfway through, I ordered her new book.

Her description of depression is exactly what I went through in 2017-18. I just got sad then numb for no reason. I also once had a “simple dog,” and I loved and related to every bit about her fur kids. I‘m excited to read Solutions and Other Problems when it arrives tomorrow. Highly recommend!

#votedearlyreadathon book 2

Cathythoughts Great title 👍🏻😁 1y
Libby1 @Cathythoughts and @Megabooks - I loved this book, too. Some of the illustrations are hilarious! I‘ve recently won the second book on an eBay auction, so I‘m excited for it to arrive. 1y
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Bradleygirl 😍😍😍😍 1y
Megabooks @Libby1 mine got here today, but I haven‘t started it yet. 1y
Megabooks @Bradleygirl 😊😊😊 1y
Libby1 @Megabooks - yippee! 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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My friends were sharing so much excitement about Allie Brosh‘s new book in our group chat that I finally decided to read this one. Starting it while on a mini-vacation at the beach with my family.

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Addison_Reads
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#3Books That made me laugh
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Laughing out loud while reading isn't something I do often. Typically I have a silent chuckle to myself. All of these books made me draw crazy looks from those around me while I was reading because I kept laughing. 😀

OriginalCyn620 I try not to laugh (or cry for that matter) if I‘m reading in public but sometimes it can‘t be helped! 1y
AmyG I have Dad Is Fat. I need to find it and read it! 1y
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Soubhiville
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#3Books
All three of these authors write frankly about their depression or mental illness, yet also see the lighter side of life. And all 3 had me cackling like a crazy person. I highly recommend them.

I can‘t wait for the tagged author‘s new book, which I believe is released this month.

OriginalCyn620 I forgot about Hyberbole and a Half! 1y
Eyelit There‘s this one story I hyperbole that I still remember to this day that cracks me up (the toy parrot story) 🤣 1y
Soubhiville @Eyelit for me it‘s her dog stories. I want to reread it. 😂 1y
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Twainy
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#ILoveYou3000

Congratulations on making it to 3K @magyklyXdelish !

Happy Wednesday 🤗🎉

magyklyXdelish Thank you 😊 2y
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mansipandey

Brosh has also given herself many awards, including “fanciest horse drawing” and “most likely to succeed.”

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mansipandey

The beginning of my depression had been nothing but feelings, so the emotional deadening that followed was a welcome relief. I had always viewed feelings as a weakness—annoying obstacles on my quest for total power over myself. And I finally didn‘t have to feel them anymore.
But my experiences slowly flattened and blended together until it became obvious that there‘s a huge difference between not giving a fuck and not being able to give a fuck.

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mansipandey

Slowly, my feelings started to shrivel up. The few that managed to survive the constant beatings staggered around like wounded baby deer, just biding their time until they could die and join all the other carcasses strewn across the wasteland of my soul.

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esurient
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HOLY SHIT. New sales page up on Amazon with a Sept. 22nd release date!

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readordierachel
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#7days7books that left a lasting impression

@TorieStorieS Have you done this yet? Feel like joining?

TorieStorieS Oooo- I haven‘t - thanks for including me!!! I‘m going to start plotting my seven selections now!! 2y
Addison_Reads I loved this book so much! 💚 2y
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vivastory I need to read this one. I like the new profile pic! 2y
readordierachel @vivastory It's so good! And thanks! 🙂 2y
BiblioLitten I used to read the blog religiously! 😍 2y
readordierachel @BiblioLitten She's so good. I wish it was still active! 2y
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esurient
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In the event this is ever published, do I still want this, hm, hmm. YES.

#notthetaggedbook

uwak I still want this book so bad but I fell it'll be a miracle if it's ever released at all. 2y
esurient @uwak I suspect you're right, but hope springs eternal. 2y
readordierachel 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2y
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lost.in.a.book
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Pickpick

This book made me laugh out loud 🤣
⭐⭐⭐⭐

CaroPi Love it. The best are her stories about the dog! 2y
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Linsy
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“There was an ominous pause, then it‘s head poked out underneath the blanket.”

I love the scary movie scene from Hyperbole and a Half! 🤣

#HalloweenLaughs #TeamSlaughter

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pyjamaviking
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"... unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened..."

#adulting #comedy #graphicnovels #hyberbole #alliebrosh #starringmyfoot #haul #books

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EllieDottie
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This is the last book that made me #laugh! #selfimprovement

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🤣😘 2y
pigeonsandcrows I love this book so much! The simple dog and the helper dog was one favorite chapter I recall...also the one where she finds a letter her 9 year old self wrote to her future self. Great stuff! 2y
EllieDottie @pigeonsandcrows 😂 yes!! I loved it so much! I loved the simple and helper dog! My favorite story is when they get lost in the woods!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 I love this book and it‘s so funny! 😂 2y
Smrloomis This book is so funny!!! 😂 2y
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Mimi28
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1) It by Stephen King. I‘m afraid it will change my view of clowns. I grew up watching Bozo every morning. Also Pet Sematary - it just hits too close to home, lol 😻😻3) hundreds 4) Girl Wash Your Face- I‘m sorry I couldn‘t get past the part where her then boyfriend now husband dumped her and she took him back. I‘m trying to stay away from that mentality. Plus she had easy access to a lot of stuff some people don‘t. 4) anyone! #wondrouswednesday

Mimi28 Sorry so late, lol 2y
Mimi28 Oooh #2- the tagged book, Hyperbole and a Half, it always makes me feel better, when I can find it, lol. I think it‘s in the vast wonderland/ black hole that is the space under my bed. I‘ll venture down there one day... soon 😉😉 2y
Eggs Love these responses!!! 2y
Mimi28 @Eggs Thanks!! I just saw that book and now I can‘t find it. I actually cleaned under my bed recently. It will pop up when I am not thinking so hard about it, lol. Thanks for coming up with great questions!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Avanders
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re @Lcsmcat ‘s #bookhaulchallenge! Here‘s my oldest #bookhaul post on Litsy — it‘s 2 years old (just over :)).
I have read 1 of these (tagged) ... I actually am pretty sure I bought at least 2 of these for other people 😁😁

Contest ends September 1st. Open internationally

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! How are you?! I need to ask you or someone a question about a swap. Would that be you or someone else? ❤️❤️ 2y
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hi! I feel like I owe you so many letters (sorry!) 🤭🥰 As for your question .... it depends on what the question is 😉 If you want to email me, I can probably direct you further ☺️ you have my email address? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders no worries!!! I got it taken care of!! And I thought I had your email and couldn‘t find it 😫😫 2y
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks okay good! 😘 Weird how that happens w email addresses huh! Mine‘s Leathy18 at gmail. ☺️♥️♥️ 2y
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Niso
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This book is laugh-out-funny, heartbreaking, poignant, incisive, and silly in equal measures.

One of the best graphics memoirs I have ever read, and I highly recommend it.

#recommendsday #favourites #graphicmemoirs

AutumnRLS I loved this. Borrowed from a friend, but had to pick up a copy to own after I read it. ❤ 2y
Niso @AutumnRLS same here!! After falling in love with the library book, I have ordered my own copy. 2y
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huntersmom1977
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Oh my goodness! I devoured this hilarious book and developed a six pack overnight. I can relate to Allie on so many levels 😂🤣😂
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Suet624 Yes. Love this book. 3y
huntersmom1977 @Suet62 She has a couple more I want to read. What an amazing read 3y
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hgrimes
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This is my go-to “I suck at reading” book. God, I love this book! 😂🤣😂

AlaMich 😆 I loved her hilarious dogs! 3y
hgrimes @AlaMich I so badly wish she would write a sequel, and it can be something like The Mighty Adventures of the Simple Dog and the Helper Dog. 3y
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booklover3258
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This book was awesome and hilarious! The dog chapters are a must read and her depression and identity chapters are really well written and very poignant. The cake and hot sauce chapters were crazy but omg the talking toy parrot?! hahahahahahahah

A must read!
4 stars

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hwestfall
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This made me chuckle outloud a number of times.

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HeatherBookNerd
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If you think comics are only for kids, think again! New post up at Book Riot today and I share a list of nonfiction graphic memoirs that are a great place to start for newbies to the form.
https://bookriot.com/2019/03/12/nonfiction-graphic-memoirs/

#graphicmemoirs #amwriting

Weaponxgirl Thanks again for a great list! I feel like that‘s all I say to you on here 3y
HeatherBookNerd @Weaponxgirl glad to hear! 3y
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BlameJennyJane Yes!!! 3y
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JacintaMCarter
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readordierachel God, I love this book 🎈 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Mehso-so

A mixed bag for me. I think I would have liked this a lot more if I was a dog person. All the stories about dogs did not amuse me at all and just cemented my general dislike of dogs. But a few of the pieces made me laugh out loud, and I really liked the ones about depression. I wish there was more about depression, actually. I also appreciate how much emotion she can express in the simplistic computer paint drawings.

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IndoorDame
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The art in this didn‘t speak to me, but the humor was spot on, and the narrative sections were very well written. This was poignant and insightful at points in that way that only humor is allowed, and I found myself relating to the narrator a great deal. If you‘re interested in picking this up, don‘t let the thick spine fool you; it‘s an incredibly quick read.

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overtheedge
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The simple graphics and bold colors, with the twisted wit and humorous outlook made this one of those books you will turn to when you need to be reminded of the hilarity of life.
A keeper!
Full review goodreads.com/overtheedge

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queerbookreader
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What book did you guys pick for Best of the Best?? So many choices! I picked Hyperbole and a Half because that book made me feel things more than most other books I've read.

MicheleinPhilly I picked The Hate You Give. 3y
4thhouseontheleft @MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3y
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AmyG I wanted to pick A Little Life, but it wasn‘t a choice. So... 3y
Victoriahoperose I picked that one too. Loved it!!! 3y
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quirkthenerd
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😂 Hilarious and honest.

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Addison_Reads
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Laughing out loud while reading is something I rarely do, or at least that was the case until I discovered this wonderful book. I found myself smiling and laughing through most of this delightful rendition of everyday life. The sections involving the dogs were probably my favorite. 🐶😀💚

I'm definitely going to have to check out the blog this book was based on. Very fun, relatable read.

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