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‘Hyperbole and a Half’ Gets Book Site

Artist and author Allie Brosh has created a separate book site for her upcoming collection, giving readers a peek at her new book (image embedded above).

Brosh will publish Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened on October 29th. In May, Brosh returned to her site for the first time since 2011 with an illustrated essay about depression. Here’s more about the new book site:

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.

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Hyperbole and a Half Author Returns with Illustrated Essay on Depression

Artist and author Allie Brosh returned to her popular Hyperbole and a Half website for the first time since 2011, writing an illustrated essay about her ongoing battle with depression.

Brosh will publish Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened on October 29th. Here’s an excerpt from her essay:

I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space or discussed my swim lessons and how I absolutely should be allowed in the deep end of the pool, especially since I was such a talented doggy-paddler. I didn’t understand why it was fun for me, it just was. But as I grew older, it became harder and harder to access that expansive imaginary space that made my toys fun. I remember looking at them and feeling sort of frustrated and confused that things weren’t the same.

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Hyperbole and a Half Book Coming In October

Artist and author Allie Brosh will publish Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened this fall, bringing her much-loved website to bookstores.

Thanks to preorders by fans, the book is currently ranked No. 243 out of all books on Amazon. The book will come out October 29, 2013, two years after Brosh (pictured, via) last posted on Hyperbole and a Half.

A photograph of the manuscript has already earned 177,000 views from Reddit users who love her work.

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