By Andy Borowitz
If brevity is the soul of wit, then be grateful that medical professionals made brief paintings of Andy Borowitz's life-threatening intestinal disease. identified for his award-winning humor writing, Borowitz right here recounts the actually twisted tale of his revolting colon and the successive surgical procedures required to mend it. Rife with deadpan observations and quirky characterizations of the scientific employees that attended him, An unforeseen Twist deals humor on a few degrees, from breezy ruminations on existence, loss of life, and like to the easily scatological. (Let or not it's acknowledged that Borowitz's writing is not any much less charismatic for embracing a few beautiful seen possibilities for laughs.) in any case, it kind of feels, his brush with demise from the interior out proved an ambiguous blessing: the writer suffered the accompanying ache, discomfort, and worry; readers achieve the rewards of his levity aplenty. --Jason Kirk
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