Like quite a number of the past few books(and upcoming ones), I heard about this book from the Bill Gates Summer Reading List for 2015.
Written by Allie Brosh, the person behind www.hyperboleandahalf.com , this comic book touches on various experiences she’s had in her life.
When I picked up the book, I thought it was going to be a purely feel good book that tries to make me laugh all the way till the end. Well, in a way, it did make me laugh most of the way. But it touched her experiences in some pretty deep and serious areas like depression and her struggle with self identity.
I’m not sure how to comment on this book because it’s part comic, part a diary, part a story. I enjoyed reading it because it took a light hearted perspective to life and that kind of made me feel like there is hope afterall.
If you’re looking for a weekend read that makes you both laugh and think about life and how it’s beautifully complicated; If you’re looking for something to remind you that the tough parts of life can still be somewhat funny; then pick up this book.
And while you’re at it, I think it’s worth following her website too. 🙂