No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
"I must have interrupted Melinda a dozen times to read to her passages that made me laugh out loud. . . . The adventures she recounts are mostly inside her head, where we hear and see the kind of inner thoughts most of us are too timid to let out in public. Despite her book’s title, Brosh’s stories feel incredibly—and sometimes brutally—real. . . . It is no hyperbole to say I love her approach—looking, listening, and describing with the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian." (Bill Gates)
"Imagine if David Sedaris could draw . . . Enchanting." (People (4 stars, People Pick))
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Humor Book of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Memoirs (.)
“I would gladly pay to sit in a room full of people reading this book, merely to share the laughter.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"My wife, who rarely reads a book published after 1910 and who is difficult to make laugh, wept with pleasure while reading these comic illustrated essays from Ms. Brosh, who runs a popular web comic and blog. I had to find out what the fuss was about. The subjects run from light (cakes, dogs) to dark (the author’s own severe depression), and they foreground offbeat feeling and real intellect. Ms. Brosh’s inquisitive mind won me over, too.” (Dwight Garner New York Times)
“In a culture that encourages people to carry mental illness as a secret burden . . . Brosh's bracing honesty is a gift.” (Chicago Tribune)
“Brosh captures humanity at its simultaneous worst and best with a razor wit that allows us to laugh at even our darkest of selves.” (The Advocate (Baton Rouge))
"Will make you laugh until you sob, even when Brosh describes her struggle with depression." (Entertainment Weekly)
"This is the BOOK OF THE YEAR." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
“One of the best things I’ve ever read in my life.” (Marc Maron)
"This book made me laugh, cry, and leak. It was honest, poignant, and ridiculously silly in all the best ways and I'm better for having read it. Plus, doggies!" (Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess and author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened)
"An Internet-era treasure, an unexpected wonder of the 21st century." (Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com)
“Brosh is a connoisseur of the human condition.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Brosh is an evocative writer who bares her foibles and shortcomings, from childhood to her present life, with a lack of vanity and a sense of catharsis that is palpable." (Publishers Weekly)
“Get this for the smart people who appreciate humor in your life, and they won't be disappointed." (io9.com)
“The whole blog is inspired.” (Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish (The Atlantic))
“Anyone seeking an accessible look at someone suffering from depression or some really delightful dog drawings need search no further.” (Time Out New York)
Allie Brosh lives as a recluse in her bedroom in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half, which was named the Goodreads Choice Award Winner for Best Humor Book of the Year. Brosh has also given herself many prestigious awards, including “fanciest horse drawing” and “most likely to succeed.” HyperboleandaHalf.blogspot.com
If you like reading Hyperbole and a Half on the internet, you'll enjoy reading this book. (If you haven't read Hyperbole and a Half on the internet yet, go look it up! Read morePublished 13 days ago by jsmith
Everyone needs this book in their life. EVERYONE. Don't believe me, do whatever you can to get this book from a friend and if it's not immediately worth it I will... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Lorna Webster
This book is the best! I have bought copies for gifts and it has been an hilarious addition to my collection.Published 1 month ago by Sonya Weatherbee
What starts off as a seemingly light look at her life, the author takes us on journey of self discovery to a dark-ish secret that lies behind most people's motivations. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Barr
Love her blog. Love the book.
I wish the Alot was in here though...
Allie Brosh is so funny, if you have ever seen any of her comics online, you will love her book. There are short stories about her life illustrated by her. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Craftycanuck