Hyperbole and a Half - Enhanced Edition - Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half - Enhanced Edition

By Allie Brosh

  • Release Date: 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4
From 156 Ratings


Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.

Touching, absurd, and darkly comic, Allie Brosh’s highly anticipated book Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.

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 Don’t 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.

Brosh’s 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.

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 authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:

Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*

*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!


  • An Honest Approach to Talking About Your Feelings

    By JBreen85
    I cannot say enough good things about this book. Fans of Brosh’s work in her webcomic of the same name will find some old favorites here, as well as some new material. If you’re new to Hyperbole and a Half, you’re in for a great time. Ever struggled with depression? This book has something for you in it. Ever felt like you were entirely sure you knew what you were doing with your life? Allie’s yellow-cone-haired protagonist can relate. Ever found yourself cornered in your own home by a homicidal goose? No? Well, do you want to read about someone who has? Great — buy this book (it even has pictures of the event to prove that it happened). If you’re not the kind of person who’s okay with talking openly about topics that make many people feel uncomfortable (including depression and suicidal ideation) then this book may not be for you. Otherwise, you’re in for a great read.
  • Too many F-bombs

    By FoodPhD
    Depressing book. Appears to be written for those suffering from depression. Too many F-bombs; lazy writing. The high number of good reviews sadly reflects the dumbing down of America.
  • Allie is back

    By GentleZiah
    Read her book. It will make you think, laugh, and maybe even puddle up a time or two. I loved this book and want mooooar!
  • as funny as hyperbole and a half!

    By Someone who read it
    allie is hilarious. i LOVE LOVE LOVE the new material.
  • Only displays in landscape

    By Jojosiah223
    The book is obviously meant to be displayed in portrait mode but only displays in landscape. It is confusing to read in landscape. Wish I didn't purchase. Try another ebook format.
  • Not what I expected

    By Jlynn2013
    It is everything you should expect from Allie Brosh. Adorable, hilarious, on point, and shockingly relatable in almost every way. Supporting her is worth every cent. I just can't stave off a bit of disappointment. I expected to be...surprised? Impressed beyond belief? I definitely expected more, I think. But at the same time, that's not Allie's fault. Get the book.