Review: Hyperbole and a Half

Hyperbole and a HalfTitle: Hyperbole and a Half

Author: Allie Brosh

Genre: Non-Fiction, Autbiography

Source: Amazon

Reviewer:Emily Bedwell

Summary (From Goodreads): This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative–like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it–but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book:

Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*

*These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!

My Thoughts:

I loved Allie’s blog and I wanted, so wanted, to love this book. I wanted it to be as funny and smart as the blog, but I just had a hard time getting into it. There were some great moments, mostly stories I had seen on the blog. It is less biography and more just a collection of stories from her blog. It’s fine, and an easy read. It’s hard to review this book because there just isn’t a lot to say. It’s funny and sometimes smart. It’s a look into Allie Brosh’s depression and battle with finding herself again.

Final Thoughts:

Three out of Five bookmarks. It was fine, but not life-changing.


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