The Internet star talks to Salon about her new book, her struggle with depression, and sexism in comedy
She may not be a household name (yet), but in more than one corner of the Internet, writer and cartoonist Allie Brosh is a mega-celebrity for her popular Web comic “Hyperbole and a Half,” which has been hailed as one of the funniest sites on the Internet. In her blog, Brosh, 28, turns personal experiences and reflections into hilarious and relatable stories told partially through essay, partially through rage-comic-inspired MS Paint art.
But in 2011, shortly after getting a book deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone, Brosh disappeared from the Internet after revealing her struggle with depression. She resurfaced via Reddit in 2012, and then retreated again until May 2013, when…
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