Hyperbole and A Half (Simon and Schuster)
Skylight Books is excited, stoked, and over-the-moon ecstatic to be hosting Allie Brosh, creator of the award-winning blog "Hyperbole and a Half."
NOTE: We're expecting a big crowd for this event. As always, our events are free and open to the public, but we will be issuing numbered singing line tickets to keep the line organized (the number is your place in line). To get a ticket to go through the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Hyperbole and a Half here at Skylight Books. Tickets will become available on the day the book is released -- October 29. You can purchase the book and get a ticket in our store, over the phone (at 323-660-1175), or on our website (just leave a note in the "order comments" field that you'd like a ticket). Members in our Friends with Benefits program get 20% off the event book and a ticket to the priority signing line, so sign up or mention your membership when you buy. Also, due to time constraints, Allie will only be able to sign books, so please leave other merchandise/memorabilia at home.
Never heard of "Hyperbole and A Half" and the book it spawned? Let Allie tell you about it.
"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!
Praise for Hyperbole and a Half:
"Brosh is a connoisseur of the human condition. In her typical self-deprecating and dramatic manner (hence the hyperbole reference), she tells personal stories that name things we can all relate to, including fear, love, depression and hope. Perhaps the most endearing thing about her writing is that she approaches her subject matter from a vulnerable, childlike place, complete with Paintbrush caricatures that have arguably already earned iconic status. . . . Part graphic novel, part confessional, overall delightful." --Kirkus Reviews
"You're not allowed to describe yourself as a 'renowned Internet sensation' unless you're a Keyboard Cat or Allie Brosh. Reading "Hyperbole and a Half" is my go-to method for getting undepressed."-- Jenny Lawson, author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened
"Once I started reading Hyperbole and a Half, I found myself unable to stop except to laugh uproariously." --Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.com
"Heres a rough analogy: David Sedaris sets out to write a graphic memoir, but decides to use the MS Paint application on his computer rather than hire an artist.[Broshs] nave art plays brilliantly against dark comic themes."--Michael Humphrey, True/Slant
In 2009, Allie Brosh thought, "I know what would be a good idea! Instead of becoming a scientist, I should write and draw things on the internet!" This was a horrible idea for too many reasons to count, but the decision wasn't really based on logic. Things sort of spiraled from there. Brosh’s award-winning blog Hyperbole and a Half somehow became an award-winning blog, and, in 2013, Advertising Age named Brosh one of the fifty most influential creative figures in the world. Brosh has also given herself many prestigious awards, including "fanciest horse drawing" and "most likely to succeed.” She lives in Bend, Oregon.
The book is being released simultaneously in hardcover and paperback. Click below to order either version online! Again, if you'd like a ticket to the signing line with your order, please note that in the Order Comments field. Thanks!