Hyperbole and a Half

18 09 2014


This very unconventional memoir with crudely drawn comics is a treat for everyone.ย  The book is essentially taken out of her blog of the same name. Check it out here.

As claimed by the author, the book contains :

  • Pictures (lots of them)
  • Words
  • Stories about things that happened to me
  • Stories about things that happened to other people because of me
  • Stories about dogs

The narration is absolutely witty, honest, sarcastic, and insightful. Sure it takes one back to one’s childhood. Never before encountered such a simple, realistic, and quirky account of little things that concern kids.

The 10-year old writes a letter to her future self and buries it her backyard. The only problem is that she is mostly concerned about her future tastes and temperament with dogs and above all she expects a reply from her future self.

Well, that’s something. ๐Ÿ™„

The episode of cake is hilarious. Her obsession with eating the cake is inspiration for every kid. ๐Ÿ˜› I liked the story about her depression, the best. How people try to cheer you up in futile ways, when you are spiraling down into deep abyss is sarcastically depicted.

There are a number of other anecdotes too,ย  each one of them a jumble of humor, crudeness, shrewdness, and imagination.

It’s tough to describe in words what this book is like, and what it does to you. Feel free to get a copy or at least visit her blog to enjoy the unique experience.


A little prayer to God

2 01 2012

My Son: Devdaa naaku baaga chaduvu raavaali. Nuvvu okasaari Magadheera cinema choodali. (God, I must get good education. You have to watch Magadheera movie once.)

Context: That morning, he watched the movie from the start to finish at one go and apparently enjoyed it so muchย that he wanted God too to have the same experience. ๐Ÿ˜›


School day

30 03 2011

There is no end to the laughter that my 4-year-old son brings to the whole family. One such instance is his sincere reply to a routine question:

Grandpa: What do you do in the School?

Grandson: First, we eat Snacks. Then we have Lunch. After that we sing “Jana gana mana”. Finally we have First trip and Second trip (of the van to return home).

Grandpa: $%&*^ ๐Ÿ˜€