An Unexpected Twist (2020)

An Unexpected Twist Andy Borowitz An Unexpected Twist Andy Borowitz almost died but lived to tell this stranger than fiction tale In his first ever work of autobiography the comedian and New York Times bestselling author tells how a freakish medical co
  • Title: An Unexpected Twist
  • Author: Andy Borowitz
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  • Page: 169
  • Format: Kindle Edition
An Unexpected Twist Andy Borowitz Andy Borowitz almost died, but lived to tell this stranger than fiction tale In his first ever work of autobiography, the comedian and New York Times bestselling author tells how a freakish medical condition descended upon him one October afternoon and led him to the brink of death in a New York hospital consistently rated one of the ten best in the country What happAndy Borowitz almost died, but lived to tell this stranger than fiction tale In his first ever work of autobiography, the comedian and New York Times bestselling author tells how a freakish medical condition descended upon him one October afternoon and led him to the brink of death in a New York hospital consistently rated one of the ten best in the country What happens when one of the funniest people in America CBS News Sunday Morning comes face to face with his own mortality An Unexpected Twist is in equal parts harrowing and hilarious and a moving affirmation of what it means to be alive.
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  1. Debbie "DJ"

    What a great short read The characters were so real, I felt as if I was right there with them Okay, so while this medical condition is no laughing matter, there where definite laughs here, right along with real scares Haven t read many short stories, but if they read like this, I may become a fan

  2. Dov Zeller

    This is a single, short personal essay I have no idea how to rate it as it is, as one reviewer puts it, of a blog post than a book As someone who has had to deal with a lot of not so fun medical stuff, I appreciate Borowitz s humor for the most part Though, there were several tired and lazy moments in the humor department as well Here are some excerpts that I particularly enjoyed My colon now untwisted by hand, the artisanal way I m given a hospital room, where I recover from the procedure by w [...]

  3. Elyse

    This book can be read in 5 or 10 minutes Its a 99 cent Kindle e reader.Any Borowitz s true story was one I ll always remember I m thankful I read it for personal reasons and will leave it at that

  4. Calla

    This book totally lived up to the rave reviews I had read of it It is truly laugh out loud funny I sometimes laugh to myself when I read something but almost never laugh out loud, which this book had me doing on the subway So I was totally unprepared for the ending, which really choked me up I had never read anything by Andy Borowitz, but he is an amazing storyteller, and I plan to read by him I can t recommend this book highly.

  5. Shakti

    It s true that it s of a long blog post than a book or even a short story, but the guy really is funny He did a great job explaining his painful tale in a satirical way I guess not knowing about who Andy is or what he does, made me like this single.

  6. Rob

    Andy s writing always cheers me up especially when he s talking about getting cameras shoved up his ass and having his poop diverted into a plastic bag for two months Twenty minutes of full blown LOLing.

  7. Eva

    A super short kindle single Some highlights with spoilers I instantly realize that I m not dealing with Dr House here But he s a nice kid, and it was thoughtful of him to skip Model U.N to see me He orders a CAT scan, which I submit to, and for the next couple of hours a parade of other doctors comes into my room to talk to Olivia and me Disturbingly, each new doctor is higher on the medical hierarchy at the hospital than the last, until I m pretty sure that the next person who comes in to see m [...]

  8. Jason

    Kindle Singles are short, but this is like a half single Its humor is dependent on 1 constant, repetitive, and unnecessary profanity seriously, could there not have been a warning and 2 bad analogies Many people find those things funny I don t, and it seems to me to be a lazy route to laughs In the absence of humor, the single is left with the purposes of telling a journey to the brink of death and the lessens drawn from that experience Noble purposes, but done better a thousand times elsewhere, [...]

  9. Jen Quintanilla

    This hardly counts as a book I am totally cheating here This is a short story and took me about 10 minutes to read It s basically the author s account of a random and life threatening medical situation he found himself in a few years back It s kind of like sitting down and listening to a friend or acquaintance recount a story of something really weird that happened to them once.

  10. Sarah

    I heard Borowitz read an shortened version of this story on This American Life a few years ago, so I was happy to see it was available for me to borrow from The story is just as hilarious as his segment segment from This American Life , although I could have sworn his radio segment included the tale of his attempts to understand and pay his hospital bill Perhaps I m confusing that bit with another hospital bill horror story from This American Life cuz, let s face it, you re not living the Americ [...]

  11. Keeley

    Astonishingly short and rife with foul language.I am so sorry I bought this book Just a few pages long took about five minutes to read and the language was shocking Unfortunately none of the language showed up in the sample so I was completely unaware of what I was getting.

  12. Denali

    This is excellent The only reason I didnt give it 4 stars was b c I had previously heard him telling this story and so a lot of the surprise and general progress of the story was not as fresh as it would be on a first reading Sweet, funny, and intermittently gross A great example of what the Kindle single format can do.

  13. Gay Dorsey

    So short This is not a book It s a friggin magazine article I loved every word laughed out loud but now it s over I m so pissed I m on a plane and I brought no other entertainment Guess I ll have to read it again.

  14. Nox

    Is it really a book though Felt like an essay Either way I enjoyed it It s funny and sharp The ending was a bit flat but a good way to spend the minutes between 7 24 and 7 36 am on a Friday morning.

  15. Jordan

    This is the best story about someone s colon surgeries I ve ever read But that s not really saying much Perhaps it had something to do with my mindset at the time, but I didn t particularly enjoy this At least it was short.

  16. Wendy

    An Unexpected TwistI m not a really big fan of Andy Borowitz but this wasn t a bad story The name definitely fit this short for sure lol

  17. Teresa

    A pithy book with a little life lesson reminder I admire Mr Borowitz for infusing humor into a near death experience.

  18. Edmund Davis-Quinn

    Very enjoyable short story.I know now what I least want to have after a medical procedure.I see the humor from the Borowitz report, would love to see longer pieces from Andy Borowitz.

  19. Nancy

    Touching FunnyThis is a very short story of someone who had a medical emergency The author writes with a good sense of humor and it s easy to empathize with him and root for him.

  20. Robespierre Cat

    This was a short retelling of a very serious health issue that struck out of the blue for the writer that probably deserves a book I don t know Borowitz writing, just funny fb remarks, until this piece, but I do know what intestinal cancers, surgeries and a long ten year struggle with multiple episodes of peritonitis is like I know what it s like not to be allowed to talk about it all, by the perception you are somehow whining or at least trying to explain some of that to people that wish you d [...]

  21. Leslie Langtry

    From my September 6 review at Bookendbabes bookendbabes 2012 09 0An Unexpected Twist Reviewed by Leslie LangtryPosted on September 6, 2012 by Leslie LangtryThis month I m reviewing something short, but still hilarious shortlarious.An Unexpected Twist is a Kindle Single by The New Yorker humorist, Andy Borowitz It s only 99cents, but you ll laugh so hard that it feels like say, 4.99 In this story, our hero, finds himself unexpectedly struck down by an unusual, medical situation In order to avoid [...]

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