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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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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. now
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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! 1mo
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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 🙌🏻🤣😘 5mo
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! 5mo
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!! 5mo
OriginalCyn620 I love this book and it‘s so funny! 😂 5mo
Smrloomis This book is so funny!!! 😂 5mo
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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 6mo
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 😉😉 6mo
Eggs Love these responses!!! 6mo
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!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! How are you?! I need to ask you or someone a question about a swap. Would that be you or someone else? ❤️❤️ 6mo
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? 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders no worries!!! I got it taken care of!! And I thought I had your email and couldn‘t find it 😫😫 6mo
Avanders @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks okay good! 😘 Weird how that happens w email addresses huh! Mine‘s Leathy18 at gmail. ☺️♥️♥️ 6mo
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Niso
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Pickpick

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. ❤ 6mo
Niso @AutumnRLS same here!! After falling in love with the library book, I have ordered my own copy. 6mo
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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 😂🤣😂
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Suet624 Yes. Love this book. 8mo
huntersmom1977 @Suet62 She has a couple more I want to read. What an amazing read 8mo
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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! 9mo
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. 9mo
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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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Pickpick

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 11mo
HeatherBookNerd @Weaponxgirl glad to hear! 11mo
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BlameJennyJane Yes!!! 12mo
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JacintaMCarter
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readordierachel God, I love this book 🎈 12mo
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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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Pickpick



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. 1y
4thhouseontheleft @MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
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AmyG I wanted to pick A Little Life, but it wasn‘t a choice. So... 1y
Victoriahoperose I picked that one too. Loved it!!! 1y
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quirkthenerd
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Pickpick

😂 Hilarious and honest.

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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

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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Linear
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1. See tagged book. This made me laugh so hard I bought it.
2. This one
3. Yes.Two biological 11 and 8, and two step 9 and 5, all boys. I try and co-parent with their mom, but we live in Texas and she lives in new York. I have all four living with me. Its.. chaos lol
4. I try and avoid them because it's expensive. But when I have to or I'll die, I guess sun chips?
5. I'm saying goodbye to my 20s this month. RIP
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro

RaimeyGallant That's a lot of readers to raise! 1y
Yeah_I_Read Happy Birthday! #ninasarenumberone ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Linear @Yeah_I_Read lol thank you! 1y
Linear @RaimeyGallant yes it is 🤭 < pinched nose exaughsted face 1y
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hgrimes
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1. Tagged. My go-to when I wish I were dead!
2. May
3. Nope, not now, not ever.
4. er, does coffee count...? The northeast is weird.
5. 🍾 🎈 🎂 🍰 🎁
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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CoffeeK8
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🎉Tagged book
🎉September 🎉🎉🎉
🎉 2 kids - 2 1/2 and 8
🎉 Doritos
🎉 happy birthday everyone!
#friyayinfo @jesshowbooks

Nessavamusic 🎂🎁 1y
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OsteoValkyrie
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Grabbed a few books at my local library for National Book Day! Perfect day for my reserved books to come in.

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Laru79
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Pickpick

I LOVED this book!! Brosh is funny, charming and honest... her revelations made me laugh and nod my head in perfect understanding!! This particular quote is my favourite, so had to share it!

britt_brooke Loved this one! 2y
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Laru79

Had this on the tbr pile for a really long time!!

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TheBookAddict
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Pickpick

Loved it!!! Laughed so much! A #mustread.

Soubhiville Yes, I adored this! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon ♥😂♥😂♥😂 2y
TheBookAddict @Soubhiville @MaleficentBookDragon yep, it was wonderful. It‘s one that I‘ll read again and again. I told my husband he needs to read it. He picked it up, read the dedication and laughed. He said it‘s the best dedication he has read and it‘s going on his TBR. 🙌🏽 2y
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NotLiketheRoad
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Had to take a break from Hamilton and started this hilariousness.
#alliebrosh #hyperboleandahalf #hilarious #funny #reading #2018readingchallenge #readingchallenge

Califlamingo I love this book! 2y
msuwilsonj Such a good book! ❤️ 2y
ApplesandSpindles This book made me laugh so much, as well as touched my heart. She is the sort of genius that is disguised behind humor. Love her! 13mo
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Michollio
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Was having a rough day yesterday, so I stopped by my library to grab this hilarious gem 🤣

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Weekend plans...reading, fishing (maybe), laundry, possibly buying a car...nothing solid :)
2. Hyperbole and a half!!
3 Denver!
4. A pet sloth
5. Mid to upper 80
#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! We're going simple this evening since we'll be having a fantastic time with some CT Littens tomorrow 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻!!! Accompaniment this hot and breezy evening: Chicken with mixed vegetables, white rice, egg roll, and iced tea. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

Samplergal That looks amazing. 2y
Jinjer Omg egg rolls!!!!! 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit Reading this book while eating may be hazardous to your health! Don‘t choke while you‘re laughing!! 😁 2y
Coleen_Nieto Love love love hyperbole and a half!! 2y
kspenmoll Sorry I have to miss out meeting you tomorrow- have to help my son pack up & move out of his dorm for summer. Hope we can do it again soon! 2y
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! Delicious basil pesto ravioli in vodka sauce with artichokes, marinated artichoke hearts, marinated fresh mozzarella, prosciutto-stuffed olives, warm peasant bread, and a stress-relief iced tea that @MrBook brought me to help me recover from yesterday‘s encounter with a very large spider.
MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats!

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Augustdana
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Ice storm in southern Ontario in MID APRIL means I am a shut in today, needing some flawed coping mechanisms and Allie Brosh.

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wanderinglynn
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#AprilBookishMadness | April 8: books with illness

3 books that made me laugh out loud and deal with illness:
1. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh - depression
2. Let‘s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) - rheumatoid arthritis, depression, anxiety
3. We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby - Crohn's disease, degenerative arthritis, depression

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Linsy
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Today‘s Read!! Allie Brosh is just perfection. 🧡💛💖

The Alot is my spirit animal.

kidamy I like this Alot. 2y
Linsy @kidamy 😂 (edited) 2y
BiblioLitten I used to love her blog! 2y
PenguinInFlight My favorite blog she wrote was about “helper dog and simple dog”. I had two dogs at the time, and it was SO THEM! I laughed so hard I cried. I just love her. 💜 2y
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this cold and windy evening: angel hair pasta with agostino lobster in a white garlic clam sauce; warm semolina bread; and, sparkling mineral water. MMMmmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

Lcsmcat What she said! 2y
Victoriahoperose Love this book. Hope you‘re enjoying it! 2y
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britt_brooke Such a great book!! 2y
tammysue Looks delicious! 2y
LummoxJR I've been wanting to read that. I miss her blog. 2y
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BookBabe
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#Blizzard #BookNBrunch! Outside the blizzard is raging. Inside we're staying warm with cheesy scrambled eggs, bacon, buttered toast, extra crispy corned beef hash, and crispy tots. Yum! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😋

Vbrrgirl Loved that book! And breakfast looks perfect! 2y
tpixie Keep warm and safe!! 2y
RadicalReader @BookBabe bacon is the best addition to breakfast delicious in every way 2y
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Christine11
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This is a really unique and funny book of Allie Brosh‘s drawings and writings which include lots of emotions one of which is definitely neurosis ! As a pretty neurotic person myself, I can relate. #NeuroticSociety #FierceFeb

batsy Nice one! I love her drawings and should get the book. That subtitle cracks me up 😂 2y
Christine11 @batsy I think her drawings are great too ! Very original and funny ! 😊💗 2y
britt_brooke Loved this one! 2y
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rohit-sawant Great pick! Meaning to check this out. 2y
ParkerGray She really is amazing when it comes to describing what depression is like! Always glad to see someone reading her stuff 2y
Christine11 @britt_brooke @ParkerGray I liked it a lot too - she is very talented ! 😊 2y
Christine11 @rohit-sawant its a really different but great read 😊 2y
readordierachel Good choice! Love this book :) 2y
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BookBabe
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#BookNDinner! #TacoNight Edition! Cozying up on this snowy night with some delicious comfort food: Seasoned ground turkey (in lieu of beef) in crunchy nacho cheese shells with all the fixins! Yellow rice with saffron, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream, and guacamole! Yum yum yum! 😋 This has been another production of #MrBookBookBabeKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 🌮🌮🌮

RaimeyGallant Want. 2y
Dragon That looks so yummy! 🐉 2y
Crewgurl I ❤️ taco night!!!! 2y
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hyacinth oh my god I had no idea taco holders existed. that is so cool 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I think it might be dangerous to try to eat and read that book simultaneously. Laughing with a mouthful of food can be hazardous to your health!! 😜 2y
JillPill I'm so hungry and this is not helping! Also I adore that book, it's one of my favorites 2y
Kendra.Diane Yum! 2y
eedevore The part of that book about dogs and moving is 100% my life. 2y
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UnabridgedTomes
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The best/worst thing that came home in the Bebe‘s treat bag from his Valentine‘s Day celebration at school. 😂😂😂

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣🌈 2y
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sprainedbrain
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#150PnPCoverParty Day 12 #laugh

These books don‘t have a lot in common with each other, but they are all hilarious and made me 😂😂😂.

CrowCAH That‘s great! We all need a good laugh or two! 😂 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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BookBabe
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Here‘s a clearer pic, without kitty interference. 😸
Such fabulous goodies!!! 😍 Thank you @Avanders ! ❤️❤️❤️

Sresendez12 Hyperbole and a Half is one of my favorites! 2y
Mdargusch Wow! 💙💙💙 2y
Liberlove Is there still time for me to sign up to Cupid goes postal? I think I missed it :( 2y
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BookBabe @Liberlove you‘re right, you missed it...but have no fear! Many more swaps are coming up. Follow @LitsyHappenings to stay in the loop! 👌🏻 2y
Avanders 😘🤗😘🤗 2y
Avanders Also @Liberlove I'd recommend following @LitsySwaps ☺️☺️ 2y
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BookBabe
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Wow! I am constantly floored by the caliber of wonderful, generous, thoughtful friends @MrBook and I have found here on Litsy. The ever-delightful and fabulous @Avanders sent me this fantastic care package as a pick-me-up because she knew I‘d gone through some stuff lately. I can tell you, this totally brightened my day/week/month!!! There was a lot of chocolate when I opened the box, but as usual it didn‘t make it into the pic. 😂👌🏻

GypsyKat That‘s so sweet! Litsy friends are the best! I hope things get better for you soon! 💗 2y
Avanders 💖💖💖 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
BookBabe @GypsyKat thank you! ❤️ 2y
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triplem80
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"The illusion of control makes the helplessness more palatable. And when that illusion is taken away, I panic." #thisismylife

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AmyA

Procrastination has become its own solution—a tool I can use to push myself so close to disaster that I become terrified and flee toward success.

RaimeyGallant Great quote! 1y
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Krisjericho
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I have two go-tos when I #wanttolaugh - Jenny Lawson and Allie Brosh. It does not matter how many times I read this book, it never fails to crack me up. #survivingdecember

MinDea I love both these ladies!!! 2y
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triplem80
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I'm pretty sure this was written for me... #motivation #youcantmakeme

Maria514626 This happens all day! 🤦‍♀️ Love this book! 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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When I #NeedToChaseStressAway , there's nothing like peeking into the world of Allie Brosh! #SurvivingDecember

jbhops I was so happy when I found out she got a book deal. I loved her blog and she she disappeared, I was really concerned for her. I hope these books bring her some better days. 2y
RealBooks4ever @jbhops Hopefully she is getting whatever care she needs. I also hope she knows how much her book means to people like me! 💜 2y
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AmandaL
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This is my pick for today's #emojinov because I actually bought my copy in Target. 🎯 @RealLifeReading

Does anyone know if her second book came out? I had preordered it ages ago, but the publishing date kept getting pushed back.

mcipher I know!! I still don‘t think it‘s out. I search periodically and come up with no news. I hope she‘s okay. 2y
AmandaL @mcipher I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps looking it up. Her humor is so funny! I hope she's okay too. 2y
mcipher She makes me laugh out loud for real. And then feel kind of sad and kind of hopeful all at once. 2y
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