Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened

By Allie Brosh

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Funny and clever as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a part showcases her designated voice, jumping wit, and her skill to catch advanced feelings with deceptively easy illustrations.

Every time Allie Brosh posts whatever new on her highly renowned web publication Hyperbole and a part the net rejoices.

This full-color, superbly illustrated version beneficial properties greater than fifty percentage new content material, with ten never-before-seen essays and one completely revised and multiplied piece in addition to classics from the web site like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t comprehend easy suggestions Like Moving,” and her remarkable, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression half Two,” which were hailed as essentially the most insightful meditations at the ailment ever written.

Brosh’s debut marks the release of a tremendous new American slapstick comedian who would definitely make even the largest scrooge or snob giggle. We dare you now not to.

This is a ebook I wrote. simply because I wrote it, I needed to work out what to place at the again hide to provide an explanation for what it's. i attempted to write down an extended, third-person precis that will suggest how nice the e-book is and in addition sound vaguely authoritative—like possibly an individual who isn’t me wrote it—but I quickly found that I’m no longer sneaky sufficient to drag it off convincingly. So i made a decision to only make an inventory of items which are within the book:

Stories approximately issues that occurred to me
Stories approximately issues that occurred to folks as a result of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories approximately dogs
The mystery to everlasting happiness*

*These are lies. maybe i've got underestimated my sneakiness!

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The cake used to be slathered in impossibly thick frosting and crowned with an collection of pleasant creatures that my mother crafted out of mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. To a four-year-old baby, it used to be a specific thing of wonder—half toy, part cake, and all excellent hazard. yet my mother knew that it was once very important to maintain the cake clear of me simply because she knew that if i used to be allowed even a tiny volume of sugar, not just may I turn into intensely hyperactive, however the whole scope of my life could funnel right down to the singular target of acquiring and eating extra sugar. My want for sugar may develop into so significant that it is going to cave in in upon itself and create a vacuum into which much more sugar will be drawn until eventually all of the global were stripped of sweetness. So whilst I controlled to climb onto the counter and seize a handful of cake whereas my mom’s again was once became, an irreversible chain response was once set into movement. I had tasted cake and there has been no going again. My tiny physique had morphed right into a writhing mass of natural tenacity encased in a layer of desperation. i'd devour all the cake or i might evaporate from the sheer energy of my wish to devour it. My mother had ready the cake early within the day to get the duty out of how. She concept she used to be being effective, yet relatively she had in simple terms ensured that she will be compelled to spend the complete day maintaining the cake from my all-encompassing have to consume it. I her round doggedly, hoping that she may set the cake down—just for a second. My mother speedy uninterested in having to carry the cake out of my succeed in. She attempted to conceal the cake, yet i discovered it shortly. She attempted placing the cake on best of the fridge, yet my freakish mountaineering skills quickly proved it to be an unsatisfactory answer. Her subsequent try out at cake defense concerned placing the cake within the fridge after which putting a truly heavy field in entrance of the refrigerator’s door. The field was once some distance too heavy for me to maneuver. while i found that I couldn’t circulate the field, i made a decision that the next-best method will be to dramatically throw my physique opposed to it till my mother used to be pressured to maneuver it or enable me to damage myself. strangely, this tactic didn't garner a lot sympathy. I went and performed with my toys, yet i didn't get pleasure from it. I needed to remain concentrated. I performed vengefully for the remainder of the afternoon. All of my toys died terrible deaths once or more. yet I by no means overpassed my objective. My mother eventually got here to get me. She passed me a costume and informed me to place it on simply because we have been leaving for the get together quickly. I placed the gown on backward simply to make her existence a little bit more challenging. i used to be herded into the auto and strapped securely into my motor vehicle seat. as though to taunt me, my mother put the cake within the passenger seat, simply out of my achieve. We arrived at my grandparents’ condominium and that i used to be instantly accosted through my doting grandmother whereas my mother walked away preserving the cake. i'll see my mother and the cake disappearing into the hallway as I watched helplessly. I struggled opposed to my grandmother’s loving embody, yet my efforts have been futile.

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