I've been a fan of the blog Hyperbole and a Half since my mother and I discovered the "alot" and realized that Allie Brosh and I both are proud owners of simple dogs; so needless to say, I was thrilled when I saw that this book was being published! After receiving it for Christmas, I read it cover to cover in one day and revisit it frequently. This book includes several of the hilarious stories and illustrations from Hyperbole and a Half plus some new ones that you won't find on the blog, such as "Warning Signs" and "The Parrot." One of my personal favorites from the blog made the book -- "The God of Cake," in which young Allie attempts to eat her grandfather's birthday cake, much to her mother's distress.
"I had tasted cake and there was no going back. My tiny body had morphed into a writhing mass of pure tenacity encased in a layer of desperation. I would eat all of the cake or I would evaporate from the sheer power of my desire to eat it."
I'm hoping there will be a second book including even more posts from Hyperbole and a Half and more that we haven't seen!
My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Note: All of the images used in this review are made by and belong to Allie Brosh.