Hyperbole & A Half

Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole & A Half by Allie Brosh

I’d been having a hard time writing a review for Allie Brosh’s book, Hyperbole & A Half.  There’s a lot (not alot) I wanted to say about this book but couldn’t seem to come up with a review that did it justice.  However, I will say this – there’s one story approximately halfway through the book where I started laughing, then began cry-laughing, then came that special type of laughter where you’re not making any noise but can’t stop shaking.  If that isn’t my highest possible recommendation, I don’t know what is.

In fact, I haven’t laughed this hard reading a book since Paul Neilan’s “Apathy and Other Small Victories” – and that is one hell of a funny book.  Hyperbole and a Half is both a hilarious and revealing read that you could easily devour in one sitting despite its nearly 400 page length.

For more Allie, visit her blog and also check out her tremendous interview with Terry Gross as a part of the NPR program Fresh Air.

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