Author: Allie Brosh
Title: Hyperbole and a Half
Publication Info: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
The deliberately crudely-illustrated comics from Allie Brosh’s classic Hyperbole and a Half blog are collected here in book form. Brosh’s writing and drawing based on her life is both hilarious and poignant. Her works on depression and motivation (or lack thereof) are particularly brilliant, and make me feel that she gets me. She also writes a lot about her dogs and their lack of intelligence and a particularly belly-guffawing story of her house invaded by a goose. The colorful pictures also attracted my two-year-old daughter who kept picking up that book whenever I wasn’t reading it. This book should be read by one and all.
Recommended books: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel