Solutions and Other Problems

“The first time I can remember feeling truly powerless, I was three, and I was trapped sideways in a bucket in the garage.”

The first line of Allie Brosh’s latest illustrated memoir, Solutions and Other Problems, lets the audience know that we still can know what to expect her to say. Using short illustrated essays, stories of her life, Brosh walks us through a few important experiences. The absurdity, the childlike wonder, the laugh-out-loud humor contained in the stories all the while she shares her grief, depression, and anxiety is utterly relatable.

In this, the first book we read this month, we discuss mental health and our various reactions to this treasure of a book.

Aubrey Hicks is joined by Caroline Bhalla, Liz Falletta, and Stacy Patterson.

Image from Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

What we're reading next month ...

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Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.

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