Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I got this book recommendation from author and Youtuber Jen Campbell’s video about comforting books to read during this time of Coronavirus, social distancing and uncertainty. I of course knew about Hyperbole and a Half comics from the internet, but when I found out there was a WHOLE BOOK, I could not resist.
I did indeed find Hyperbole and a Half comforting, and I could relate to it very much as a human being. Allie Brosh writes about real (and often ridiculous) human experiences, which we can all relate to, and which are quite hilarious (I may have been holding in laughter and tears as I read on the bus). The comics are, of course, hilarious as always, and add so much more to the text, though that was funny too. Brosh told stories from her childhood, about her dogs, and about looking at the bad parts of ourselves and accepting them as they are. My favorites were the stories from childhood, but I related no less to the others. Well, maybe less so with the dog stories, though I do desperately want a dog.
I recommend this book to anyone who needs to feel like a human being in all of this uncertainty at this time.
Also I’d like to mention that I read this book on Scribd, which, I believe, has been listing free books for those who have to stay home. Happy reading!
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