Solutions and Other Problems - Allie Brosh

Solutions and Other Problems

By Allie Brosh

  • Release Date: 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 149 Ratings



For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays.

Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.

This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humorist who has “the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian” (Bill Gates).

Praise for Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half:
“Imagine if David Sedaris could draw….Enchanting.” —People
“One of the best things I’ve ever read in my life.” Marc Maron
“Will make you laugh until you sob, even when Brosh describes her struggle with depression.” —Entertainment Weekly
“I would gladly pay to sit in a room full of people reading this book, merely to share the laughter.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“In a culture that encourages people to carry mental illness as a secret burden….Brosh’s bracing honesty is a gift.” —Chicago Tribune


  • Extreme Marvelousness

    By realtorsrock
    I could not put it down. But obviously I had to sleep and feed myself and do other things.
  • I laughed and I cried

    By thermalshirt
    It was a pretty unexpected reaction to a cute little cartoon picture book.
  • Loved it

    By Leyna4583
    This book runs a gambit of emotions but I loved every page...
  • Majestic Bitterkompf

    By FeralWill
    “Bittkompft” is not a word. Or at least, not one that I know of. However, IF it were a word, it would be German for “finding the delicate, absurd humor lurking within life’s infinitely deep sorrow-hole.” Allie, if in your long hours of combing the Internet you stumble across this, thank you. Thank you for writing this, and thank you for being you, you weird, insightful, vulnerable kook of a human being. I hope you’re well and wish you the best.
  • 10/10 Chaotic Goodness!

    By Yaméso
    This will be my first read on Apple Books, first review and the first book I’ve read in YEARS. I’m glad this was my first choice, it’s given me a joy to read again — which I had no clue how much I was missing. I have to say, that amazing creature on the front cover really captured my attention, I knew i’d love it the moment I saw it. The crazy art style really brought the text to life, wouldn’t be as enjoyable without it. Thank you for lifting my spirit, making me laugh, and letting me get to know you — in the weirdest yet strangely intimate way. #HighlyRecommended