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Andy is funny even when he's serious,
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This review is from: An Unexpected Twist (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Any time a doctor says, "I'm going to be extra careful this time" you know you've got problems. Andy Borowitz with problems? Who knew? Andy takes on a very serious issue - and it's purely autobiographical - and somehow keeps us laughing throughout. I think what surprised me the most was the suspense I felt as I read this (kind of like each time I read "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" by Jim Bishop, and I hear myself muttering under my breath, "Don't go to Ford's tonight!"). Yes, Andy wrote it, so I sort of knew the ending, but I didn't know the message until I got to the end. Andy Borowitz is a brilliant writer and funny guy extraordinaire, but like our beloved Mark Twain, he is also acutely aware of human nature and the human condition. I also enjoyed getting to "meet" Olivia, Andy's wife (fun coincidence that has nothing to do with Andy's book: Mark Twain's wife was also named Olivia). Olivia is a keeper. So is this book. Thanks, Andy!
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Initial post: Feb 17, 2012 8:18:36 AM PST
Thanks for the review! I can't wait to read it!
Posted on Jul 12, 2012 5:18:59 AM PDT
Chuck Blonder says:
Great review! Not only was Twain's wife also named, Olivia, but the rare name was bestowed upon the beautiful young actress, Olivia Wilde; and the legendary and also beautiful Gone With The Wind actress, Olivia De Havilland. And, further, Roman Emperor Tiberius' (the originator of obsessive excesses) mother was named Livia.
Now I can go laugh at Borowitz' superlative and timely wry wit!
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