Hyperbole and a Half began as a blog, and accrued thousands of readers and followers over the years. Now the author of this popular blog has published a book, and just in time for the holidays.
With a slightly morbid sense of humor, this book walks us through the hilarious life of Allie and introduces several family members in the process. The author is obviously not afraid to make fun of her antics, and that makes this book all the more fun to read. For those familiar with her blog, you know that her blog posts often included funny drawings and cartoons. Allie does not disappoint–throughout the whole book there are simple line drawings of a figure who is meant to be the author, and her dogs or family members.
I think the part of this book that really spoke to me was the way Allie is so transparent about her depression and what she went through during that time in her life. She really hits the mark on all that depression entails, yet communicates it in a humorous way. For anyone looking for a light and funny read, something that doesn’t take a lot of concentration, I would definitely recommend you pick up this book.
Language/Profanity: 3 religious exclamations; 13 mild obscenities; 1 derogatory name; 3 anatomical terms; 16 F-word derivatives
Violence/Gore: The author describes feelings of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.
Mature Subject Matter:
Depression; dealing with feelings
Alcohol / Drug Use: