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Solutions and Other Problems | Allie Brosh
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Allie Brosh, the gut-bustingly funny (NPR), award-winning, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hyperbole and a Half, shares a new collection of autobiographical and illustrated essays.A Touchstone book. Touchstone has a great book for every reader.
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reema
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Touching, poignant, absurd… I loved it.

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rabbitprincess
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This is a heavy book, literally and figuratively. If you haven‘t read Hyperbole and a Half, read that first. This book benefits from that prior knowledge. It‘s raw and honest and at times absurd, but worth reading.

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kranthir
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Bailedbailed

Maybe it‘s the graphics or maybe it‘s the writing style. Or maybe it‘s just me 😂

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Pickpick

A funny illustrated memoir by cartoonist Allie Brosh! Not all of it was funny, but it is still worth the read!

Megabooks Loved this! 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Stalking the neighbor was the best story for me. I was laughing so much I started crying.. 3mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @MaleficentBookDragon, yes! I loved that story! 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Here is my Bookspin for May (done without access to my bookshelf...) @TheAromaofBooks

A few challenge focused books (roll100 & popsugar), a few from my books-about-sex stack that seems to have grown out of nowhere and a few that I've seen you guys reading and feel I need to experience 💕

Wish me luck! 😄🍀

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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myellenbee
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Ready for April! I got my 2 March bookspin books done. World Swappers and Sister Santee.

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BookBosomed1
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@alexus_sb I ❤️the books you chose for the #swoonathonswap. I squealed with delight when I saw the tagged 📖; I loved her first one. I am about to dig into the other choice you sent me: English village, bookstore, & a dog on the cover = perfect for me! I am also set for treats. 🤩 Thank you so much. ❤️ Thank you for hosting @MidnightBookGirl & @kimmypete1

alexus_sb Oh yay! I‘m so glad you love them! Yes, her first book was great, the second is on my TBR as well. And Much Ado About You was definitely one of my fav reads in 2021. Just so cute! I hope you like it. Have a wonderful Valentine‘s Day! 6mo
BookBosomed1 @alexus_sb I wish I didn‘t have to work so I could dive into Much Ado. Something to look forward to later tonight. Happy Valentine‘s Day! 6mo
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monalyisha
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Some books are windows and some are mirrors; one need only look at our matching yellow ponytails & shifty googly eyes to know that Brosh‘s book is the latter for me. Her awkwardness, her anxiety, her indomitable creativity. Sure, she‘s much stranger (& I think much smarter & more daring) than me…but I find her so relatable. I love her EveryMillennial stick figure drawings & her sense of humor. I laughed out loud at the same time my heart hurt.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: Favorite stories: Richard, Mistake (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!!), Fairness, Loving-Kindness Exercise, The Ugly Duckling 2. (edited) 8mo
BiblioLitten I have always loved her blog posts and now I‘m thinking I should gift this to myself 😊 8mo
monalyisha @BiblioLitten I think you should, too — especially if you‘re already familiar with her style, her humor, & have a(t least a vague) understanding of her battle with her mental health. It shed some light on her as a person, & and it was pitch-perfect funny, too (while not shying away from her/our struggles to find connection & make meaning). (edited) 8mo
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Patchshank I love the story of her breaking into her neighbor's house as a kid. I laughed my ass off through that one. 8mo
monalyisha @Patchshank I had read that one before…maybe on her Facebook page?…but I still cackled maniacally through the entire thing. 8mo
Megabooks This was 5⭐️ for me as well last year. I think it was even on my #newyearwhodis list. 👍🏻 imo it was even better than 8mo
BookBosomed1 Haven‘t read this one but I have been a fan of her work for some time! Looking forward to this book 8mo
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monalyisha
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The story begins:

“A kid said hi to me. I said, “Hello, how are you?” She said, “Good, how about you?”

The end of the story is that, working with children as I do, this is me…every day of my life.

“GOOG, KID. GOOG!”

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Addison_Reads
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I love Allie Brosh 💚💚💚 Like Jenny Lawson, her honest, and often humorous look at life, anxiety, depression, and just day to day activities always leaves me in a good mood.

This book has some dark, emotional sections and I love that the author didn't shy away from sharing them.

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silentrequiem
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Because that's intimacy, Buckaroos

Somebody who understands exactly how weird you are, and you understand exactly how weird they are, and you're in a sort of mutually beneficial hostage situation.

Texreader Brilliant quote! 11mo
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silentrequiem
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This book was a lot different from her last one. This was mostly dark humor and seemed to be Brosh working through the absolute series of tragedies she had over the last few years. I laughed and wanted to just give her a giant hug, sometimes at the same time

Also, we got a new kitten! Meet Archimedes. The boyfriend named him. He was a street cat who jumped into my car and told me to take him home, so I did.

DivineDiana He‘s very handsome! 😻 11mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 11mo
nanuska_153 Great name! 11mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards Such a handsome boy! I hope you enjoy him! 11mo
Nute Hey Archimedes!😺🧡 9mo
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bibliobliss

If you keep going, you‘ll eventually realize that the one true answer to all your questions is: Of course it doesn‘t make sense—what business do you have expecting things to make sense?

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #ebooks #life #truth #humor

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vlwelser
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This is very funny at times. And it's a very quick read.

bibliobliss Reading this right now lol 12mo
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bibliobliss

“I‘m a tragic, greedy animal with too many dreams to feel satisfied by reality. I want to know what everything cool feels like. I want to ride dragons into battle. I want to be important.”

#currentlyreading #bookblurbs #humor #ebook

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bibliobliss
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Laughing out loud. Brosh‘s humor is so unique and up my alley 😝

#currentlyreading #humor #digitalreads #ebooks #cloudLibrary #funnies

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Lauredhel
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Library haul 2/2

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KadeLexical
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I wanted to go on to express how unfair the world is, and how many mistakes it‘s possible to make even when you‘re trying as hard as you can, and why I made the ones I did, and what they all were.

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LauraBrook
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I managed to finish a book for the #20in4 and it was a wonderful choice. By turns funny, absurd, heartfelt, devastating, and honest, I enjoyed every single page. Made me realize just how much I‘ve missed Allie‘s voice and humor over the last 7 years. Recommended if you like her stuff already - don‘t know how this would hit if it‘s your introduction to Ms Brosh.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Allie Brosh‘s follow-up to her first book has a very different tone and feel to it. The humor is still there, but it also feels like an outlet for the author to work through the traumas she experienced in the last few years. Some chapters are more meandering and drawn out, but others are incredibly moving. It‘s a hard book to rate or review.

#pop21 #oxymoron in title
#nonfiction2021 free space

BarbaraBB Great use of this prompt! 1y
Megabooks Agree with @barbarabb 👍🏻 1y
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraBB and @Megabooks and wonderful review 1y
Kalalalatja Oh, good idea for the prompt! 1y
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja Thanks! This prompt was a hard one to decide what to read. 1y
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4thhouseontheleft
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It‘s been an emotionally draining month. I‘ve been seeing a lot of clients in our HIV clinic lately that fell out of care during the pandemic and are just surfacing again. All of them are worse off than before, esp mental health wise, including the return of some risky behaviors, but I‘m so glad they are returning for care and case management. There may be a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, but are we prepared for the aftermath? ⬇️⬇️

4thhouseontheleft Not sure if this is the right book for me to read tonight, but at least I can count on Allie Brosh to make me laugh a few times! (edited) 1y
Suet624 This year has been so brutal. Thank you for what you do. 1y
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KathyWheeler
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Mehso-so

I find this book difficult to rate, possibly because of my expectations. I expected humor, and there‘s some of that; what I didn‘t expect was outright nihilism. I know Brosh has dealt with mental issues in the past, but this was beyond that. I came out of this reading experience feeling almost hopeless. Pics are from this evening‘s walk where I continued to listen to The Southern Side of Paradise. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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I‘ve been waiting for this to be available from my library and just found it while looking around on CloudLibrary, so it‘s my bedtime reading.

4thhouseontheleft I look forward to hearing what you think! I just checked it out from the library and plan on reading it next 1y
Patchshank I really liked it. The first story had me laughing my ass off. 1y
KathyWheeler @Patchshank her getting trapped in the bucket like that was hysterical! 1y
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Sreckess
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Mehso-so

This is a big book. A 500+ page hardcover book of illustrated memoir to be exact. I don‘t know if it needed all 500 pages. I had high expectations because I enjoyed Allie Brosh‘s first book, Hyperbole and a Half, and unfortunately I could never quite get into this in the same way. Some essays I slogged through. Some were hysterical. Most were a pit of misery. If I was reading this pre-COVID, would I have found it more enjoyable?

Smrloomis Darn. I loved her first book! 1y
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annamatopoetry
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This is, as expected, perfect. Allie Broch is extremely to the point about the arbitrary weirdness of the universe, whether that's about personal disasters or a very, very stubborn five-year-old neighbor. Or, like the story shown above, about taking a lot of drugs and going into the forest in attempt to conquer all your fears at once.

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annamatopoetry
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FINALLY getting to this one. I got about a third through on my lunch break and Fridays aren't days for getting things that aren't work and cleaning done, but hopefully I can read the rest tomorrow. amazing so far.

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StellaDz
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Pickpick

While this book was hilarious at times, and had me snorting in glee, it was also very poignant and sad. The mix of graphic novel and memoir was an interesting concept and it really brought together her stories. Her drawings are also PERFECT, for portraying the innocence of being a kid, the loneliness of being on your own and the sadness of losing one you love.

I will definitely go back and get Hyperbole and a Half. Loved it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

PatriciaU The author posted a huge collection of personal photos to her FB page which were taken during the time she was writing this book. Your descriptors of hilarious, poignant, and sad apply to those photos and captions, but also hopeful, strong, and persistent. 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#bookreport
While I didn‘t get a #bookspinbingo, I did make a nice dent in my February #bookspin list this month.
I‘m almost finished with my #doublespin pick of Sad Cypress (also my final #LMPBC read of the last round)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 1y
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ReadingRachael
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I have eagerly awaited Allie Brosh‘s follow up to Hyperbole and a Half and this didn‘t disappoint. She (the author) so deftly and poignantly explores the dark and light, heartbreaking and humorous times in life. Her openness makes me feel less alone.
#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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jmtrivera
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I've got a billion reviews to catch up on, but why do that when I can post my #BookSpin / #DoubleSpin list? I'm still playing Book Bingo, so again, I just used that board and added to replace what I've read, so I can PLAY ALL THE BOOK GAMES! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 1y
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amber_ldsmom
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3/5🌟
This second book from Allie Brosh started out strong in the funny, but midway through it became pretty depressing, and by the end it was kind of heartbreaking. I wasn‘t prepared for that. My heart goes out to Allie, who has been battling depression for years. ❤️

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MaleficentBookDragon
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All the feels. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book made me cry from laughing and then cry out of sadness within the same hour.
I think everyone should read this.

Kappadeemom Pretty kitty 😃 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Kappadeemom Hades says thank you. 2y
Leftcoastzen 👍😻 2y
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wanderinglynn So fluffy! ❤️🐱 2y
Avanders Yes. 🍻😘♥️ 2y
cozypunk Can't wait to read this. And Hades is flipping magnificent. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @dandy.punk he agrees, and is thrilled that someone finally realizes it. 😹 2y
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danimgill
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Allie Brosh has had a lot happen to her since Hyperbole and a Half so this book was often darker and more introspective. But I liked it! She still had plenty of stories and illustrations that made me laugh out loud (the way she captures that derpy dog expression kills me every time) and I could appreciate her struggles even if I haven't been through the same things.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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Once again, my overly ambitious #TBR for the month.

TheKidUpstairs Yay! For Rockton!! 2y
LibrarianRyan The Initial Insult is soooooo gooooodddd. Read it first! 2y
Aims42 Awesome picture!!! Hope your reads are great 🤞 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence Such a pretty graphic! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Scochrane26 One is also too ambitious. 2y
BennettBookworm Love this picture! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @TheKidUpstairs I didn't realize there was another one out this month. I'm in line at the library. 😻the series. (edited) 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @LibrarianRyan I‘m reading it now. It is really good, but brutal . 2y
LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon yeah. It is. I can‘t wait for the sequel. 2y
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Hestapleton
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It‘s a very different tone from her first book, but I almost think I liked it better. Life is full of random hilarious moments and moments of deep tragedy and loneliness. It felt honest. And I still laughed till I cried and my husband had to ask if I was okay. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me, but only three from Appa because the big book got in the way of him getting pets.

wanderinglynn Aw, poor kitty. The big bad book disturbed his pettings. 😹❤️🐱 (edited) 2y
mcipher I was definitely laughing out loud as I read and I had to parcel it out to get a little laugh in every few days 😆 2y
AvidReader25 I loved the first book, but have been nervous about picking this one up. So many people said it was different! 2y
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Christine
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this, as expected. Brosh has been through so much hard stuff, and I hope her awesome and brutal sense of humor helps to sustain her. Pictured is my favorite page, because I have seen and marveled over this particular bird so often after watching Planet Earth and its contemporaries with my kids endless times, because they are obsessed.

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Hestapleton
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Not bad for my first #20in4 ! Didn‘t quite hit the full 20 hours, but considering I was dealing with a minor infection, saw some family, and had to work for two of those days, I‘m pretty pleased! Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 - it was a lot of fun and I‘ll be adding it to my monthly readathon list!

Andrew65 This is brilliant given everything. 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🎉🥳 Thanks for playing along. 2y
Andrew65 Look forward to seeing you at the nod of the month. 2y
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patriciathang
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Still struggling a lot with reading, but I‘ve been enjoying slowly making my way through Allie Brosh‘s latest and delighting in my excellent bookmark ✨
(Y‘all, there‘s no Nessie emoji, what an outrage!)

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emtobiasz
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Pickpick

Allie Brosh has been through some stuff since her last book, so this one is often sadder and more disjointed than the last. I still laughed out loud a lot, though. I don‘t understand how her weird little MS-Paint pictures of dogs manage to capture canine personalities better than anything I‘ve ever encountered.

Erinreadsthebooks Yes! The emotions in those pictures is 🤯 2y
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Avanders
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Finished my first book of 2021! It is *not* the first book... so much hard life has happened since then. I found the book heartbreaking. I did laugh at times, but even the funny ones were sad to me. But Brosh is still brilliant. 5🌟

Also — look how cool this little neighborhood of lights looks on my bookshelf! 🤩🤩 The pic doesn‘t capture its full glory, but it makes me v happy 😊

Also also sending my #cbbc package tomorrow!

Also also also👇🏽

Avanders ... I finished 2 books for #cbbc #coffeebeanbookclub now (finished my already-sent one with the help of an audio-borrow!) - we get a bingo when we get 4 across *and* 3 down? @Mommamanzi (edited) 2y
Mommamanzi Bethm and I talked about that too. Maybe I do need a group message for that lol. I‘m a dingaling and should have thought it through more... we were thinking 4 across? But I kind of like 4 and 3, make it a little more interesting. 2y
BethM @Mommamanzi 4 and 3 definitely makes it longer and more interesting. 2y
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BethM It‘s been a weird start to the year. So much hope and promise and then it‘s like 2020 suck fest just continued. I would think something is up with the moon cycle given the way people have been acting. 2y
Avanders @Mommamanzi 😁 maybe... 😜 And I think 4&3 sounds fine... but I‘m also fine w 4-across — whatever you say! 😘😘 @BethM I know... *what* a 💥 start to a year!! 💣😰 But I‘m still holding out hope that it will be better 🙏🏽😓 2y
ElizaMarie Ooo I can't wait! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I laughed and cried within the span of 10 minutes in this book. It was rough, but also wonderful. 1y
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sebrittainclark
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Pickpick

4/5

Allie Brosh has definitely been through a lot since her first book was released, but once again she found a way to communicate difficult exhorting and to write and illustrate such funny stories that I laughed outloud so much my husband asked what I was doing.

She talks about depression, death, and guilt a lot, so a warning for anyone who doesn't feel up to that right now.

sebrittainclark I really liked this quote from the book: "But, as long as you aren‘t dead, you need something to do. And surviving is something to do." 2y
Megabooks Such a great book 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Happy New Year!
I‘m getting a late start this morning. But a pick me up of the tagged book, decaf London Fog in my fabulous Wooden Overcoats mug, and a chocolate muffin should work.

Avanders That mug 🤣🤣 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders I know. It is fabulous. Wooden Overcoats is one of my happy places in life. I also have a tee shirt. 2y
Avanders V cool! Is it a bookstore?? Great name too ☺️ 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Starting the new year off right.
First books of the new year and a (not doctor approved) mocha.
My day‘s plans are to read, work on the Nomadic Knits Twelve Days of Knitmas mystery knit along, and watch some Korean horror with the #manpanion. PJs all day.
What are you all doing today?
#knittersoflitsy

Avanders I‘m also reading Solutions and Other Problems as my first read of 2021! 🙌🏽 I‘m praying, man...🧎🏽‍♀️🙏🏽 May 2021 be better than 2020 🙏🏽♥️♥️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders I peed myself a little and the #manpanion thought I was having some sort of fit when I was reading the chapter about stalking the neighbor Richard. I‘ve never laughed so hard.🤣🤣🤣 2y
Avanders Oh my gosh, right? 🤣🤣 And it really made me second guess our doors and windows situation with buggy 😳🤭 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Avanders when I was a little kid I used to roam the neighborhood and hang out in unfinished houses. My dad had to go get me after people complained MANY times. All the neighbors were snitches. 😝😁 2y
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Dogearedcopy
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Got this one by request for Christmas l! I‘m savoring it by allowing myself just one story a day. We‘ll see how long that lasts!

For the uninitiated, these are comic panels illustrating Allie‘s awkward social interactions and general quirkiness both as a child and as an adult. The pictures are rendered using MacPaint and have a child-like style. There‘s also substantial text both in frame and out.

Annl Happy new year! I miss our litsy group! Hope you are well! 2y
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canoflightbulbs
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I relate to this book far too much. Definitely recommended for anyone familiar with depression.

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Michollio
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So good. I laughed uncontrollably. I've been waiting on this book forever and it was definitely worth it. I hope there will be others in the future.

PatriciaU Loved this book! The author did a photo series on her FB page that sort of recounted the process of writing this book in photos. Really interesting and funny. (edited) 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon

Sorry I have been MIA lately. So. The #jolabokaflodswap is a total cluster fuck. I am sifting through my notifications and emails, so by the end of the weekend I hope to figure out who doesn‘t have a gift and I will personally make sure you get one. I promise to be better next year. Please be patient with me as I sort through everything. And for those who got their gifts thank goodness and have a merry Christmas.⬇️

MaleficentBookDragon I‘ve had a couple health scares recently. Thankfully all tests have me still cancer free. I am having one more procedure after the new year and hopefully that will come back clean too. I‘m sorry again. It has made me more scatterbrained than usual. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess No worries and please take care of yourself first! My march notified me and it has been sitting but I am not concerned. Merry Christmas! 2y
BarkingMadRun Hugs!!! The postal system is all messed up, I‘m guessing more gifts will be arriving this week 2y
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Avanders Oh no - so sorry to hear about your health scares! Sooo happy to hear you‘re still cancer free! 🙏🏽♥️🙏🏽 2y
Hazel2019 Please take care of yourself! Hugs! I have gotten all 3 of mine if that helps. And all 3 I sent out have been received. This was a tough year with so much demand and the post office is so behind. If you find out anyone else needs a gift and somehow they didn‘t get matched, let me know, I‘ll be more than happy to send one (or more) out 😊 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego No need to apologize! 2020 mail is bananas, you've done an amazing job. Take care of you. And if you need help with replacement packages let me know. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Have a Merry Christmas! Take care of you above anything. I hope for the best news on your next procedure. ❤️❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB That must be a hell of a scary time. So far so good, I am happy to hear. Please have a relaxing holidays and try not too worry too much. #Jolabokaflodswap is fun but not as important as your health! Having said that, mine worked out perfectly, thank you for that 💕. And I am more than willing to send another book if you need a replacement in Europe! (edited) 2y
Mrs_B Heya, Let me know if you want any help checking off posts or anything - more than happy to pitch in! Look after yourself and be kind to yourself! 💙💙💙 2y
Hestapleton Yes let me know how I can help! This year was nuts - your Litsy community is here for you!!! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I echo what everyone has said. I can send replacement packages if you need! 2y
DinoMom ❤️❤️ if we can help let us know! Do not stress over it too much. (edited) 2y
Scochrane26 I have one coming to me that is delayed by mail, but I know it got sent. One of the ones I sent will hopefully get delivered today. Other one already made it. 2y
iread2much It‘s totally ok! You are kind and very generous in running this, we all understand. 2y
CBee Echoing what everyone else said here - let me know if I can help! 2y
rockpools Sending hugs. I haven‘t been part of jolabokaflod but I‘ve enjoyed seeing the posts today. I‘ve seen lots of lovely bookish gifts, new friends being made & older friendships being renewed. You‘re responsible for all that! Plus a few apologetic posts for things stuck in the mail - which isn‘t something you or the senders could do anything about. It‘s an outsiders view, but it looks like a wonderful swap. You take care and have a peaceful Christmas. 2y
BethM I‘ve been thinking about you today. All the love and hugs. 2y
Kdgordon88 I‘m sorry you are going through this and hope everything will be okay! If you need another Christmas Angel I‘m your gal. Take good care of you. Merry Christmas! 2y
ShelleyBooksie Hope that you are 0K! Thank you for organizing this swap. It is my fav and I really appreciate all.of the work that you put into.it. 2y
Chrissyreadit Hey friend!!! You are amazing! The mail is a mess!!! Focus on your health and enjoy the day. You‘re surrounded by people who appreciate you and care about you ❤️😘❤️🌲🎄 2y
BookNAround I'm so glad to hear the tests have come back cancer free and will hold you in my prayers for the last procedure as well. Don't worry at all about the swap. We all love you and the swap but we love you more. And as others have said, if you need any help making sure people get a swap package, I'm more than happy to help, but I suspect that most, if not all, of the remaining packages just need to break free from the crazy postal logjam. 2y
DebinHawaii I‘m glad to hear the tests came back clear and hope you are doing OK. I echo everyone here that you can‘t be responsible for the messed up postal system this year. I also add myself to sending out replacement packages if needed or anything else you need. I am hoping yours from me did get delivered on 12/21 as it said. Please take care and have a Merry Christmas. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Moonprismpower I‘m willing to be a backup gifter for one or two participants who never received a gift if you like. I didn‘t participate in this swap this year but it‘s usually a book and chocolate right?If you want to let me know once you‘ve got everything figured out my email is cfrancis683@gmail.com 2y
Hooked_on_books I suspect in the best of times running a swap can be messy. And this is not the best of times! I hope you received the one I sent you. Your tracking number shows it arrived on 12/20, so I hope it didn‘t go missing off your porch. I enjoyed putting it together for you and would hate for it to have gone missing. 2y
TheAromaofBooks I hope all is well!! Just take care of yourself & everything else will fall in to place. Packages seem to be everywhere right now so I think a lot of the missing ones will still appear. Just let me know if you need help sorting through folks to see who has & hasn't received yet!! 2y
marleed This place is filled with so much love. I‘m so grateful to have found this Litsy world. 2y
hes7 Enjoy your holidays, and take care of yourself! The mail is so crazy right now. My package hasn‘t arrived yet, but I‘m hoping it‘s just been delayed in transit. It‘ll be fun to get whenever it arrives. 2y
JeffyRoo Be well and get some rest yourself. Xo 2y
wen4blu Yes, take care of yourself and sign me up to send a replacement package if needed. 2y
CoffeeK8 Be well and take care of yourself, I‘m sorry it‘s been such a slog. 2y
Bookwormjillk I‘m glad to hear your tests came back clear. I‘m happy to send a replacement package if needed. 2y
ozma.of.oz Your physical and mental health absolutely come first. We are all just so grateful and amazed that you had this wonderful idea and worked so hard to get it done! Thank you so much! All our best wishes for clear test results!🎄📚🎄 (edited) 2y
CarolynM I'm sorry to hear about your health concerns. Hope you keep getting good results. In the meantime take care of yourself. 💕 Let me know if anyone in Australia missed out and I will send them something. 2y
PurpleTulipGirl I‘m so sorry you‘ve had additional worries in such a hard year. Be good to yourself. 2y
LeahBergen Don‘t be so hard on yourself; you‘ve done an amazing job as usual! 🥰🥰 Do let me know if you need any last minute replacement parcels in Canada. 2y
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I missed Allie SO much (used to follow her blog when I was in high school) so her dropping this book outta nowhere made this garbage year 300% better. the incident with the dandelion-phobic child and the misadventures with the pile dog were my favorite stories. I'm glad to hear Allie is doing well since she recounts that her life got really rough around the time she published her first book.

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Book #51 of the year: “Solutions and Other Problems” by Allie Brosh

CW: spoilers and suicide

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This was, by and large, a fucking hilarious book. I laughed until I cried at multiple parts, sometimes as much from the relatability as the absurdity. There is a serious part to the book, which she warns about, and it involves her little sister killing herself. It‘s an amazing book, beautifully vulnerable, and absolutely worth reading.