Score: 4.5
From 557 Ratings

Hyperbole and a Half


  • Author: Allie Brosh
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 82713842 Bytes


#1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been...

Solutions and Other Problems


  • Author: Allie Brosh
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 161868758 Bytes


For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh—beloved author and artist of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller Hyperbole and a Half—returns with a new collection of comedic, autobiographical, and illustrated essays. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humorist who has “the observational skills of a scientist, ...

Thing Explainer
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Thing Explainer


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473620926


Thing Explainer Book Description :

From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating rad...

How To

How To


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : John Murray Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1473680344


How To Book Description :

Randall Munroe is . . .'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre 'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates 'Wonderful' Neil Gaiman AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossi...

How To
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

How To


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525537106


How To Book Description :

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for t...

Xkcd
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Xkcd


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Breadpig Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010-08
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000066832737


Xkcd Book Description :

Presents personal selections and fan favorites from the online comic....

What If
Score: 4
From 3,757 Ratings

What If


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544272996


What If Book Description :

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing....

I m Thinking of Ending Things
Score: 3
From 727 Ratings

I m Thinking of Ending Things


  • Author : Iain Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501103469


I m Thinking of Ending Things Book Description :

You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t striking, not really. I’m going to meet his parents for the first time, at the same time as I’m thinking of ending things. Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.” And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here. I’m thinking of ending things. Iain Reid explores the depths of the human psyche, questioning consciousness, fre...

Smart People Should Build Things
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Smart People Should Build Things


  • Author : Andrew Yang
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062292056


Smart People Should Build Things Book Description :

Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, offers a unique solution to our country’s economic and social problems—our smart people should be building things. Smart People Should Build Things offers a stark picture of the current culture and a revolutionary model that will redirect a generation of ambitious young people to the critical job of innovating and building new businesses. As the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, Andrew Yang places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. He knows firsthand how our current view of education is broken. Many college graduates aspire to finance, consulting, law school, grad school, or medical sc...

Infinite Jest
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings

Infinite Jest


  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0316073857


Infinite Jest Book Description :

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that ...

The De Textbook
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The De Textbook


  • Author : Cracked.com,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698161528


The De Textbook Book Description :

You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untr...

American Dirt
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

American Dirt


  • Author : Jeanine Cummins
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1432872249


American Dirt Book Description :

"Extraordinary." --Stephen King "This book is not simply the great American novel; it's the great novel of las Americas. It's the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful." --Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they'll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and com...