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

by Allie Brosh

We're pretty much all familiar with Allie Brosh's comics—if not because someone's emailed or texted us a link to one on a day when life is particularly shitty, then because most every new one she draws goes viral on the internets. Her comics about the topics of (respectively) dogs and depression are most well known and extremely influential—she particularly explains depression better than anyone—but basically anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed and anxious and depressed (with or without being surrounded by manic, slobbery pups) will relate to these comics. This book is full color, it's got essays, it's got new stuff, it's got classics. It's a New York Times Bestseller that absolutely deserves to be. Read it before you need it, and then read it again when you're in the midst of the worst parts of life.