Judging by her Facebook feed and her blog, Allie Brosh is kind of reluctant to promote her book, due out this October. She’s shy, and I can imagine she would be worried it won’t measure up to people’s expectations. I mean, books based on blogs can be disappointing, even books based on blogs as good as Hyperbole and a Half.
I got a promo copy, though, and the book of Hyperbole and a Half is every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. It’s about half new stuff and half greatest hits, and new or familiar it made me laugh until I cried. It got pretty awkward on the subway, is what I’m saying.