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A Reading List for Every Singleton Out There

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It stinks to be singled out, but it certainly doesn’t stink to be single. If you want some distraction from your crippling loneliness — erm, we mean independence, check out the six books we picked below! Matt’s Picks: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh (Touchstone Books, 2013) I had an awkward childhood, but who didn’t? I’m also a 20-something college grad who doesn’t have a clue. Allie Brosh’s book features her favorite stories from the cult blog of the same name accompanied with silly Microsoft Paint drawings that are the epitome of derp. She recounts hilarious anecdotes from her youth and throughout her 20s. I can relate. So much so that…

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Allie Brosh Making Solutions Problematic Once Again

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As someone who can only barely remember a time before the internet, I tend to give the online world a whole lot of legitimacy. So when popular online figures extend their reach into the world of traditional publishing, I usually meet the announcement with a less than enthusiastic, “Meh.” But that is definitely not the case when the real-world offering legitimately brings something new to fans of the inter-star (aka “internet star.” I should totally trademark that term). Such is the case with internet phenom Allie Brosh, who has already made quite the splash in the “real” world with her debut offering, Hyperbole and a Half (Touchstone Books), based on the wildly popular online comic series of the same name.…

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