Book Review: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m glad that I have come back to my blog. I’ve been pretty vocal about sort of struggling during the holidays and this stage in the pandemic on my other social media platforms but not so much on here. I really like to reserve my blog to be a lovely and happy place where I just get to share things that went well or things that I really like. I forget sometimes that this blog is also supposed to be a chronicle of my life and that my life has its up and downs and sometimes the downs can be really tough to deal with. I had a crazy stressful period with finals and which continued in the lead up to the holidays. I have been feeling a lot better and on steadier ground since Christmas which is a good thing for me. But that’s just a brief little blurb into why posts haven’t been quite as frequent and how that’s okay sometimes! Anyway, on to the book review! This was one of the books on my Christmas list and I did read Brosh’s first book, Hyperbole and a Half. This is something of a sequel because it discusses Brosh’s life during and after the publication of her last book but it also explores a lot of her childhood memories.

The book explores a ton of subject matter and I actually think it’s the perfect book for a pandemic, especially the weird reality that we now inhabit. Brosh’s book is essentially a meditation on herself and her life through drawing. This book is definitely not as funny as Hyperbole and a Half but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Brosh went through a huge amount of major life events compressed into just a few years of her life and that’s a tough thing to talk or write about. I found that the last few chapters of the book were the most meaningful to me, where Brosh discusses her relationship with her self and what that now means to her. I think both of Brosh’s books are worth reading, Hyperbole for the hilarity and Solutions for the more mature and thought provoking content. There’s really not that much more to say, you’ll have to read the book if you want more! The book itself is pretty hefty, weighing much more than any other book of its size but its definitely worth the read. I read it in about a day and I loved it even if I wasn’t laughing but closer to crying while reading it. I hope that you seek this book out and let me know what you think. Happy reading!


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

  1. Micki as always love your blog. While we try to have a normal holiday it is best to also know that it is not normal and a time that has both highs and lows. While Méfiez vous du COVID! We try our best to move on and fight on into a better 2021. So glad you enjoy reading so much.


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