Genre: Adult Non-Fiction, Biography, Humor
Summary from Goodreads:
Stories about things that happened to me
Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
Eight billion dollars*
Stories about dogs
The secret to eternal happiness*
I discovered Brosh’s blog a while back. Like many others, I loved it. It was hilarious and relateable. I was obviously excited that she got a book deal out of the situation.The book lived up to my expectations. About half of the book was old material. The old material is gold. It’s what got me hooked on her work to begin with.
Some of my favorites? “The Simple Dog”, “The God of Cake”, “This is Why I’ll Never be an Adult”, and “The Party.” Like all things the new material was a bit hit or miss. “Lost in the Woods” and “Dinosaur (The Goose Story)” were fantastic.
While this book is a humorous book, Brosh definitely does deal with some tough subjects. The 2 part section on depression is enlightening. I’ve never heard of depression described like that but I totally understand it. The 2 part identity section was also interesting. Brosh talks about what many people feel. Our identities are tied into what we do, what think we’d do in a situation, how other people are, etc. She’s quite open about how ‘bad’ she is and it’s refreshing to know I’m not the only one like that!
The bottom line? Hilarious!