Read this next: Hyperbole and a Half

You might think, from a quick overview of my Recommended Reading, that I only read books that started out as blogs or websites, but not so!

I am currently reading Tribes by Seth Godin… (oh, hang on, Internet superstar Seth Godin? that one? Never mind, bad example)

Wait – Dracula! I am also reading Dracula this month, and I am almost 1000% positive that Bram Stoker does not have his own blog.

You might also think that I only read books by authors suffering from depression and anxiety, to which I, again, say: “not so!” (See Dracula, above. I’m pretty sure Stoker doesn’t fall into this category, but I can’t say for sure. I haven’t read his blog.)

That Hyperbole and a halfsaid, this week’s recommended reading is Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh.

You might be familiar with her distinctive drawings and humour from her blog.  This is one of my all time favourites: “Boyfriend Doesn’t Have Ebola. Probably.

Hyperbole and a Half (the book) came out in 2013 and it’s both hilarious and heart-wrenching. I love, love, love her chapters about her dogs, and the drawings are priceless. Her chapters on dealing with depression are painful to read, but, these too are relieved by the drawings, and ultimately, her conclusions about her voyage of self-discovery are worth the pain of reading about it.

By the way, if you happen to link to Allie Brosh’s blog and notice that hasn’t been updated in a while, here is a recent article about the author.

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