No Exaggeration: 'Hyperbole and a Half' Author's New Book Available in October

Hyperbole and a Half

You may not recognize the name Allie Brosh, or her blog, "Hyperbole and a Half," but you have probably seen her artwork decorating the cubicles at your workplace and pretty much every page on the internet.

For the uninitiated, Hyperbole and a Half is a hugely popular blog maintained by Allie Brosh, who writes stories about her life, complemented with crudely-drawn comics. Her stuff is comedy gold, even when she's writing about a topic like her long struggle with depression. Her site gets somewhere between 3 and 7 million visitors per month, and was considered one of the funniest sites on the web by PC World. She updated somewhat regularly until October 2011, then after a long hiatus, returned in May of this year, to the delight of her fans.

Last week, Brosh's new site appeared online, with a link to pre-order her upcoming book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened.

I wrote a book. It was really, really hard. But it’s done! (Well, the manuscript is done). I made this page so that I could post things about my book without having to post them on my blog. People come to my blog to read blog posts, not to watch me promote my book, and I want to respect that. By doing things this way, the people who are interested in seeing book things can choose to come here and the people who don’t want to see anything promotion-related don’t have to see it…Anyway, I have been told that I need to promote my book, so I’m going to at least try to make it interesting and/or fun. At the very least, I’m going to try to make it not obnoxious.

It looks like it will be a collection of essays similar in format to her blog, and if her previous work is any indication, it's going to be funny enough to make you laugh embarrassingly in crowded areas at the least appropriate moment imaginable.

At least, that's what it does to me. I have the shameful memories to prove it.

Anyway, since most of you are writers, you might appreciate starting off with her popular grammar-based post about the alot. Enjoy.


Nathan Scalia

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Nathan Scalia earned a BA degree in psychology and considered medical school long enough to realize that he missed reading real books. He then went on to earn a Master's in Library Science and is currently working in a school library. He has written several new articles and columns for LitReactor, served for a time as the site's Community Manager, and can be found in the Writer's Workshop with some frequency.

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