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Read "Hyperbole and a Half"

  • Feb 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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**MEETUP DATE CHANGED! THIS MEETUP WAS PUSHED BACK TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH DUE TO WEATHER. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!** Our January read is "Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened" by Allie Brosh. Amazon.com describes this book as follows: "An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2013: Who among us has not, in moments that sometimes bleed through years, even decades, felt weird, desperate, and absurd--wishing we could turn all the lamest, most shameful episodes in our lives into hilarious illustrated anecdotes? If you’re one of the millions hanging on Allie Brosh’s every blog post, you already know you’ll love Hyperbole and a Half in book form, especially since half its hyperboles are new. If you’re suspicious of books because you live in a world of the INTERNET FOREVER, this is where you make an exception. If you just stumbled across Brosh and can’t yet grasp the allure of a Web comic illustrated by rudimentary MS Paint figures, believe the hype. Brosh has a genius for allowing us to channel her weird childhood and the fits and starts of her adulthood through the manic eyes, gaping mouths, and stick-like arms in the panels that masterfully advance her stories, and she delivers her relentless commentary with deadpan hilarity. Neurosis has rarely been so relatable and entertaining. --Mari Malcolm".
Hope to see you there!

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  • Cat P.

    I think we need to reschedule tonight's meetup as the weather is rapidly getting bad around the tri-cities. Even if JC is drivable other places aren't.

    1 · January 21, 2014

    • David N.

      Sounds like a plan!

      January 21, 2014

  • MaryAnn R

    Is it okay if I come but haven't read the book? I don't have access to it, I'd like to meet you all. And I'll try to get the next book!

    January 12, 2014

    • Kristi R.

      MaryAnn, I would be glad to meet you regardless! You can look at some of the author's cartoons here: http://hyperboleandah...­

      January 12, 2014

    • Cat P.

      MaryAnn, you are always welcome at the group even if you haven't read or haven't finished the book! Just beware spoilers. Although in this case, there aren't exactly plot points to give away. :D

      January 13, 2014

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