Book 5: Allie Brosh’s ‘Hyperbole and a Half’
This week, Football Book Club will be reading Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh, chatting about Steven Millhauser’s Edwin Mullhouse, and bemoaning life without the National Football League — as well as the shittiness of our respective teams.
Including excerpts from Brosh’s web comic/blog of the same name and new material, Hyperbole and a Half was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Humor Book of the Year, and an NPR Best Book of the Year.
Rob nominated this title for Football Book Club because: “I wanted a graphic novel in the mix, and my wife — the household expert on the genre — recommended it. She says it’s a) about depression and dogs and b) hilarious, and you can’t help but fall in love with the simply drawn but super-expressive protagonist.”
I enjoy Brosh’s work and am looking forward to the discussion! Curious: will you be reading old posts of the blog as well?
Mainly just the book — but are there any old posts you would recommend in particular? Let us know!!