What are the funniest books about mental illness?

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    #1Hyperbole and a Half

    Hyperbole and a Half

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things that Happened is a nonfiction graphic memoir written by Allie Brosh. Published in 2013 by Touchstone.

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    Peter Lucas
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "If you want a funny book that talks about mental illness, check out Hyperbole and a Half. It will crack you up the whole time while reading it but still educational at the same time."
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    #2Adulthood is a Myth

    Adulthood is a Myth
    Adulthood is a Myth is a graphic novel by Sarah Andersen, an American cartoonist. First published in 2016, it is a collection of comic strips from the famous webcomic, Sarah's Scribbles.
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    Cheryl Morgan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Very entertaining book! This book was so funny and takes women's issues and makes it into a comic, or 'scribbles.' Definitely something to read to take your mind off the seriousness of life!"
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    #3Introvert Doodles

    Introvert Doodles

    Introvert Doodles: An Illustrated Look at Introvert Life in an Extrovert World is a collection of comic strips illustrated by Maureen Marzi Wilson. First published in 2016, it tells the story of the awkward life of an introvert.

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    Olivia Santos
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book, so much was relatable and funny! Even the pages that I couldn't completely see myself in, I have a greater appreciation for my more introverted counterparts. This is a great, fun, short read.Love this!!! I have recommended it to several of my friends who are either introverts or have introverted children. I found Marzi and Introvert Doodles on FB and then found out she turned her cartoons into a book. Was super excited and the book did not disappoint."
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    #4It's All Absolutely Fine

    It's All Absolutely Fine
    It's All Absolutely Fine: Life is Complicated So I've Drawn It Instead is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Ruby Elliot. First published in 2017, it is an account of the author's life as she struggles with mental illness.
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    Ethan Fisher
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I thought the book was hilarious, probably because it so brutally honest. Elliot takes her readers through all the ups and downs, the good and the bad, the happy and the sad of mental illness not only expressed in words, but also through a collection of her drawings which is featured liberally in this book."
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    #5Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

    Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

    Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety is a non-fiction book by Daniel Smith, originally published in 2012. It tells about the author's experiences as a man living with an anxiety disorder.

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    Dylan Hernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Terrible book. This is basically an autobiography following his life as he lives with anxiety. The issue I had with this book is that it isn't written well enough for the message the writer is trying to convey. The only thing I got from this book is that the writer has anxiety just as everyone else does in no other circumstances other than 'normal'."
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    #6Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

    Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson is a non-fiction book that was originally published in 2015. This book is about learning to embrace joy despite dealing with mental illness.

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    Ajay Verma
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Furiously Happy is a novel that I personally related to. Mental illness is nothing to joke about, but it nicely bridges the line to still find some relief and joy out of the unfortunate situation. "
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    #7It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is published in 2007. In 2010, it was adapted into a film with the same title. It tells the story of a suicidal teenage guy who gets into a mental hospital wherein he learns stories of other people.

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    Christina Davidson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    " It's Kind of a Funny Story is a sad story told in a funny way. it was eventually adopted into a film with the same title. it is of a suicidal teenage guy who gets into a mental hospital wherein he learns stories of other people."
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    #8You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

    You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a memoir written by actress Felicia Day, first published in 2015. It tells the story of her meteoric rise to Internet fame.

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    Amy Hart
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This "queen of geeks", Felicia Day writes a comical book while being honest. Its a great book for anyone that remembers her internet fame."
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    #9Marbles (A Graphic Memoir)

    Marbles (A Graphic Memoir)
    Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me is a graphic autobiographical memoir written by Ellen Forney. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Avery.
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    Ashley Soto
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This solution is pretty good for this topic especially for people that has a sense of humor"
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    #10Let's Pretend This Never Happened

    Let's Pretend This Never Happened
    Let's Pretend This Never Happened is a bestselling memoir written by Jenny Lawson. First published in 2012, it tells stories about the author's childhood and the challenges she faced while growing up.
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    Christopher Young
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I highly suggest that you read this author's books in order. She wrote a book called "Furiously Happy" after this one. It is where her humor truly roars into a fire. "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" is still an amusing, albeit bleak, journey of someone who cannot seem to get ahold of themselves. As they say, mistakes were made and many awkward moments will happen. It's a journey down that road but not specifically about mental illness itself."

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Best What are the funniest books about mental illness
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Hyperbole and a HalfBooks 23 Paid
2Adulthood is a MythBooks 18 Paid
3Introvert DoodlesBooks 17 Paid
4It's All Absolutely FineBooks 16 Paid
5Monkey Mind: A Memoir of AnxietyBooks 13 Paid
6Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsBooks 11 Paid
7It's Kind of a Funny StoryBooks 9 Paid
8You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)Books 8 Paid
9Marbles (A Graphic Memoir)Books 6 Paid
10Let's Pretend This Never HappenedBooks 4 Paid
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