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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh, 2013

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The comic-illustrated essays in Hyperbole and a Half reprise content from Allie Brosh’s web comic and personal blog, as well as new material.

Brosh’s honest, poignant stories range from the challenges of moving with dogs to her struggles with severe depression, ADHD, and synesthesia. Brosh’s comics about her battles with clinical depression provide accurate and accessible stories about the disease, and maintain some humor and levity because of her writing and crude illustrations.

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