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Solutions and Other Problems: 12/17/20
Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh is the follow up to Hyperbole and a Half, a book that came out of a webcomic of the same name. Originally this second book was expected the next year or so but health problems and other random life events prevented that from happening. If you're curious, the author has been sharing a digital collage of what happened in those seven years on Facebook.
Like the previous book, Solutions and Other Problems is an exploration of life events and her ongoing struggle to figure out social interactions and other things. It also goes into some of the awful stuff she experienced between books, some which started just as the previous book was launching.
There's a heart wrenching chapter on her sister's death and her parent's separation. While they weren't close, she comes to realize how similar they were. She wonders about the reasons they never quite meshed.
The final chapter, though, is my favorite. It's a how to learn to love yourself. She draws herself twice, one being helpful (or attempting to be) and one being confused and in poses she also uses for drawing her dogs. The written text, though, contains a lot of gentle advice.