How I Broke Up with My Colon
Fascinating, Bizarre, and True Health Stories
by Nick Seluk; The Awkward Yeti
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Pub Date 24 Mar 2020 | Archive Date 16 Mar 2020
Mysterious illnesses. Freakish injuries. X-rays revealing something weird that got stuck in your foot. These strange but true stories are among the 24 medical tales retold in hilarious fashion by New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nick Seluk. Featuring fascinating stories submitted by people all over the world, How I Broke Up with My Colon is an educational and highly entertaining tour through the bizarre workings of the human body.
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This was like a buzzed article in comic form and I LOVED IT. Some of these were funny and others, downright fascinating. I could have read fifty more editions quite happily!
We leave the Heart and Brain characters from this series' regular comic pages behind here, as we see instead reportage dressed up in cartoonish ways. And this is all reportage from the front line of medical incident, where people swallow sewing needles, entire rockpool shells jam themselves into feet, and so on. A couple of the vox pops are just simple anecdote, or discussion of what it's like to have this or that, and so suffer a little from lack of incident, but the creator of the images is always coming up trumps. I've seen similar books to this regarding dreams and other things sent in to the illustrators to dramatise, and while it's therefore a format I've seen work very enjoyably, it's also easy to see it making for a bad book as well. This isn't one of those bad books. So although I would have wanted something more geared to the freakish, and Darwin Awards kind of action (the chapters involving popcorn and lawnmowers – say no more – are highlights), I'd still recommend this. Unless the phrase "I could taste burnt nose flesh" puts you off, that is.
The Awkward Yeti is back (and I couldn't be happier)! How I Broke Up with My Colon is a collection of peculiar, funny, and -let's be honest - somewhat scary medical situations. The Awkward Yeti took those stories, illustrated them in the way we all know and love, and created a full comic that is so enjoyable you'll actually read it in one go. Extra points for the humorous comments inserted through the illustrations! How I Broke Up with My Colon is a must-read for anyone looking for a humorous, quick read.
I love the Awkward Yeti. However, I always only followed the comics online; I did not read any of the previous books. But I can certainly say that this is one of the best from online comics to a book I've ever read. I did not expect to get whole stories (over several pages long) instead of the usual short comic strips. And it was so well done. Every chapter tells a story of a different person which is illustrated in The Awkward Yeti fashion (favourite moment was when one image describe what was supposed to be there and then said: above the artistic abilities of the creator - I just loved that.) It all started so well. The first story was a great start, and I knew this will go very well. It still is one of my favourite moments together with the kidney stones in the amateur geologist story and where's Waldo? However, there were certain stories that were absolutely terrifying to me. Like the lawn-mover and I cannot imagine how anyone could think that could be a good idea! Anyway, I'm actually a bit impressed. I never saw a land-mower which would be easy to pick up. And then Chapter 15, the bane of my existence, I would be happy if I never had to think about it, my insides twisted when reading that chapter! On a different note, I was a bit sadden by the mother who freaked out because her child was teething, how did she expect the child to acquire teeth? Was she saving to buy dentures for the child? Yeah, this was so worth it! Loved it. However, there is one way to make this more perfect! Dr. Mike (Varshavski) needs to make a video reacting to thins!
I love The Awkward Yeti, so whenever I see that there's a new collection up on Netgalley, I jump to download it as soon as possible. I think this has to be one of my favorite works of Seluk's yet, even though it totally branches out from the usual style! Instead of a collection of short, humorous, silly comics, this is actually a collection of true medical stories that were submitted (mostly by patients, but sometimes by providers) and then dramatized through comics. They're still adorable and hilarious (the gallbladder has my heart forever with its little "you don't wike da stones?" moments), but it's also super informative and morbidly fascinating. Whether you're new to The Awkward Yeti comics or a long-time fan, I strongly recommend picking this one up!
I've seen Awkward Yeti comics online and loved them. This was a well done book that tells a story over a few pages. The stories ranged from funny to the down right scary. I loved the comments added in throughout the stories, they really brought the humour. If you're looking for something quick and funny, this is a must read.
... nice funny Comicbook about medical issues of people - not much more and not much less! Graphics are cute and normally everything is easy to read, Chapters are short, so you can dive in everywhere. Note 2-3 or B
As a huge fan of Heart & Brain comics, I couldn't pass up reading this collection. A series of true medical stories, with some added humor and illustrations. A few of the stories were bland, but most of them were very entertaining and disturbing. I have a few good friends that are ER nurses, and stories like this are epically funny.
I quite liked the weirdness of the stories illustrated! **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/ Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Ohmygod this was both weird and so funny, and I enjoyed every second of it! I love the concept of these comics so much as someone interested in medicine. Really enjoyed and want to read more of these!
Thanks NetGalley for this ARC, in exchange for an honest review. First, I love the Heart and Brain webcomics/memes and the Awkward Yeti. So, no surprise, I really enjoyed this! The stories were insane! The last story, Jesus SMH. I can’t wait until it’s available for order through our distributor!
This book is a whole bunch of my favorite things all rolled into one. First, it's Awkward Yeti, which I love, second it focuses on the guts characters, which I love even more (my fiance and I ARE Heart and Brain, I swear!) and it's a compilation of horrifying medical stories, which are AWESOME. Some of these are hard to read for the squeamish (I am not even squeamish and some of them made my bones ache) and some are just silly or funny, but all of them are weird and fascinating.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Some very concerning medical stories coupled with hilarious illustrations. A snail in the foot? Seven spleens? Murderous spines your jam? This is your book!
I got this book through NetGalley. Since I'm such a huge fan of the others, I couldn't wait to read it. I found this funny and interesting. I'll continue reading anything that Nick Seluk decides to publish.
I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Awkward Yeti is by far one of the best comic strips out today. I love all the organs. And this book tries to bring to light some of the ways they like to mess with people. Its laugh out loud funny.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. I have enjoyed the Awkward Yeti comics I have read before. This one was somewhat different from the others I've read but still has a lot of humor. I loved the artwork too.
How I Broke Up with my Colon is by Nick Seluk, of Awkward Yeti/ Heart and Brain comics/ Organ Attack card game fame. I love his comic collections, so I was super excited to get approved for an advanced copy of How I Broke Up with My Colon. As soon as I downloaded it, I started reading. The book is surprisingly easy to tear through without realizing it. A classic case of "just one more" turning into staying up past my bedtime and finishing the book without realizing it. So the good news is that the stories are easy to read, and the collection is difficult to put down. The bad news is that the stories themselves are just fine. There are some really fascinating obscure medical conditions and accidents featured. But the way the stories are related is very anti-climactic. I didn't think stories like nosebleeds that come out the eyeballs could be less than absorbing, but they all sort of petered out into "and then the condition was fixed. The end." Not that I didn't want the conditions to be fixed. It's just that the way the stories were related wasn't super satisfying. A condition would be introduced--they might be fascinating, or grotesque, or funny, or sad, or some combination thereof, but sometimes they weren't even very interesting--then they'd be solved, and we'd hop right on to the next story. Makes for easy reading at least, if not satisfying. The art is, of course, the highlight of the book. Nick Seluk creates such engagingly clever art that anthropomorphizes the various working parts of our body so well. That art translates well to these medical stories. I think I'd read pretty much anything he illustrated because I enjoy his work so much, and this book is no different. So, if you're looking for short, quirky medical stories with clever, humorous graphic illustrations, that you can read through in one sitting, pick up a copy of How I Broke Up with My Colon. It should tide you over til the next Heart and Brain comics are released, and you may even learn about obscure medical conditions in the process. Thank you to #NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for letting me read a free #advancedcopy of #HowIBrokeUpWithMyColon. This is my honest opinion. You can find this and other reviews on my blog at www.onceaweekormore.wordpress.com
Incredibly funny and real stories about people's medical maladies. I'm used to reading Seluk's single comics, so reading whole stories was very rewarding and I laughed more than I probably should have at these people's stories. I appreciate people's willingness to share crappy moments in their lives for the amusement of others, and Seluk does wonderful work with all the different organs.
I love the Awkward Yeti, so thought this would be more of the usual humor that you see there. It is not. Instead, it is just as funny, and weird, and tells stories of medical conditions that turned out weirdly. Done in the same style as that of the Awkward Yeti, we hear stories of kidney stones, and moldy pancakes, and losing ones sense of smell. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5512" src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-24-at-5.56.12-PM.png" alt="How I broke up with my colon" /> <img src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-24-at-5.50.50-PM.png" alt="How I broke up with my colon" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5513" /> <img src="https://g2comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-24-at-5.48.50-PM.png" alt="How I broke up with my colon" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5514" /> Fun, but weird book. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
This was one of the funniest books I have ever read. I was expecting a few laughs when I saw the cover, but I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting and laughing pretty much the whole time. As someone who has struggled with chronic illness, reading some of these tales of medical weirdness, accidents, and illnesses helped me find the humor in some of what I've been through. The artwork in this story was just as hilarious as the stories too. I mean, who doesn't love an ornery, anthropomorphic colon? Overall, I had a great time reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone with a love of science, medicine, and silly stories, or anyone who, like me, is in desperate need of humor after dealing with their own medical dramas. This book was so cleverly written and I'm really looking forward to reading more works by this author.
Nick Seluk has produced another entertainingly illustrated collection. Using some of your favourite characters from Heart and Brain he illustrates a collection of anecdotes of the weird conditions and situations presenting in the doctor's clinic. As an Awkward Yeti fan I enjoyed Seluk's style, but felt it missed some of the whimsy of his comics. 4 stars. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Review to come in March 2020 on blog/goodreads. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review. I do love The Awkward Yeti's comics and so I couldn't resist this book about all sorts of health stories, I wasn't sure what to expect though, other than health and comics. :P Let me just tell you, my tumtum isn't happy with what he read. :P I would probably already have been feeling naesous reading about it, but also having graphics and illustrations made things a tad too much. That shell. OMG, ewwwwwwwwwwwwww, or that needle, OMG. And that is just two of the stories. This book contains 24 stories about bizarre, fascinating and yes, all true health stories. From a trip to the beach ending with a lump to the tooth fairy to a monster inside someone. I liked that we also found out several things about the illness/health problems. I learned quite a few things about things and I love it. Not all the stories were ones I enjoyed, and no I am not talking about the ones with gross stories and images and photographs, I am talking about those that just didn't interest me much. And yes there were a handful. Oh, and at times the stories just seemed to end abruptly. Which I just found a very big shame. At times I was still very much into the story only for it to just end and the next one to begin. I liked seeing the organs pop by, but also see the humans walk around. I just loved the art and how well it fits with this book (and in general with the stories that The Awkward Yeti writes/makes). All in all, if you don't mind blood, guts, gore, and disgusting health stories, be sure to check these out. You will learn something, and it is just so interesting to see what kind of silly things the human body can get up to.
Wow! The stories contained in this collection are truly harrowing and terrifying. The Awkward Yeti has delivered yet again with his trademark with and charm.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERY PAGE! As a cancer survivor who has had numerous inadvertent comical medical encounters throughout his journey, I thought this book was a great look at the humor within a hospital's four walls. I even learned something new in each story. I shot through it in less than a day, and probably could have done it even faster if my pesky job didn't get in the way. ARC gained from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
I literally laughed out loud reading this book! Done in graphic novel style illustrations, readers will discover some of the weird and unbelievable things that happen in hospitals and doctor's offices. Told with both medical jargon and words anyone can understand, you'll read about the insane things that happen to people and the unbelievable things people do to themselves. This book will make you laugh and cringe at the same time!
I never know how to rate the Awkward Yeti comics because they are hilarious, but never 5-star heart touching hilarious amazing, you know? Anyway, this collection from The Akwars Yeti is about freaky medical things that have happened to people. It's fun to read through - especially if the human body and it's bizarre nature is something that interests you. Some stories were funny, almost all were weird and the illustrations were pretty dope, as always. 10/10 would recommend! Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC of this book! All opinions are my own!
This is a collection of fun, light, and sometimes gross true stories, so I enjoyed it a lot! The book is an easy read with a couple of more substantial stories. The illustrations are quirky and a perfect complement to the text. I wish there'd been a page that explained how the author came by/collected these stories. Some are from patients, some are from healthcare providers... That's what I was most curious about when I finished.
As usual, Nick Seluk nails it with this comic book. A pure delight to read and educational to boot, it’s not quite for the faint of heart, but still highly recommended. Seluk manages to turn otherwise horrific medical stories into humorous moments that you can’t help but giggle through. A few chapters in particular, one involving lawn mowers and the other with rubber cement, were noteworthy. I think I actually gasped out loud. You may shake your head once or twice but you’ll definitely want to keep reading! I received an Advance Review Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I read the ARC provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley. Wonderfully weird, this latest addition to the Awkward Yeti series will surely be loved by the fans. I am a bit squeamish so I must admit I had a bit of a hard time reading some of these stories, but the sense of humor of the creator is great as always!
I thought that this book would just be just another collection of the always-delightful Awkward Yeti comics, but what I ended up with instead was better than I ever could have possibly anticipated. As should probably be no surprise, Nick Seluk's warm, squishy art style and large cast of adorable and quirky organs are the absolute perfect medium to elevate any medical mishap or bizarre trip to the doctor's.
The minute I saw this comic I was interested in it. I´m in med school so a book about bizarre health stories was right up my alley and I´m very happy that I picked it up. This comic has small “chapters” in which we follow different true health stories. The author manages to turn horrific medical events into something funny and lighthearted while also being informative and real. This comic was so funny, adorable and informative and I had a great time reading it. I was reading this while I was in class and I actually interrupted my teacher to ask if he had seen something like this (ops). My favorite part had to be when the author couldn´t draw a representation of what the patient said so he simply wrote “above the artistic abilities of the creator”. Overall, if you are looking for a short fun comic that will make you laugh and also teach you some things, this is perfect for you. I am definitely going to keep an eye out for other Awkward Yeti comics. Thank you so much to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
This is a short book of illustrated medical stories, told in comic strip type of drawings style. It's really cute & entertaining, & actually is of educational value....& the artwork is colorful! The title 'How I Broke Up with My Colon' is one of the 24 stories included. Most of the stories are a bit humorous, & it's all pretty 'G- rated'! I was awarded an e-ARC of this book from Andrews McMeel Publishing via NetGalley, with the understanding that I'd read it & post my own fair & honest review.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this comic! I love The Awkward Yeti! I haven't read any of the previous book, but I've been following Seluk on IG for a while. This collection of stories was great! These were real medical stories from patients and providers dramatized in the classic Awkward Yeti illustrations. Some of these you couldnt imagine anywhere but on TV, others will make you laugh out loud. Totally recommend!
I wasn't sure really what to expect with this one (I just liked the cover so I requested it on Netgalley lol) but it turns out - I quite like it! It's essentially a comic book and it tells all these true stories of several peoples illness/injuries. Every story is illustrated in a clever, catty way (white thought bubbles and all) and I love the twists of humor peppered in all throughout these serious events. I really enjoyed this adult picture book and I bet you will too! 4 stars :) Thanks netgalley for the chance to view the advanced PDF and give y'all my opinions on it!
I have like all of the Awkward Yeti's stuff and this one was funny too! I wasn't as captivated as I have been in the past with Heart and Brain, but all of his stuff is great.
The Awkward Yeti gets me. When my body parts seem to be arguing with each other, it's comforting to see someone else feeling the same way, and portraying it hilariously by personifying them and giving voice to the voiceless colon, heart, and esophagus. Simple art, devastating poignant moments, and teenage humor all come together to make this honest humor a real catch. Definitely reading again.
I've loved all of the Heart and Brain books, so I was really excited for this one. This was a fun journey through various medical issues. They still have the same humor, and the way they are illustrated make even the more grosser issues easier to deal with. This book had me chuckling to myself quite a few times.
How I Broke Up with My Colon is a hilarious collection of medical oddities. Nick Seluk had me laughing out loud a lot of times! The cases presented are very interesting, and the comics and humor make that it’s very readable and easy to understand, even if you’re not into medical things. I think this makes for an absolutely perfect gift for anyone working in the medical field, but don’t hesitate to pick it up for yourself or anyone really, as these comics are GOLD. I promise the comics lighten even the grossest things up so I promise you: you can stomach this! Pun might be intended lol!
I love The Awkward Yeti, but I wasn't sure what to expect about this book. After reading the first story in this collection, I was excited to keep reading. As a fan of shows like Grey's Anatomy and House, MD, I love reading about weird and wacky medical stories. I read this book very quickly and enjoyed every story. I recommend this book to anyone interested in mysteries, medical shows, or fun comics. Love it.
I love The Awkward Yeti comics and this did not disappoint, as countless other readers pointed out! This is an interesting anthology of medical stories and was not too graphic, probably due to the comic content!
I am a huge, huge fan of Nick Seluk and his incredible work as The Awkward Yeti. I have all of his other books and a whole bunch the organ related merchandise.I was so excited to see his upcoming book, How I Broke Up With My Colon, available on Net Galley. This one is a little bit different from most of his organ related work. While previous books were focused on the anthropomorphic Heart and Brain and the endless battle between the two, and later he grew to focus more and more on a wider array of other organs, giving them all personalities and coming up with endless creative tales about the organs themselves, How I Broke Up with My Colon is a set of short comic stories about various health issues and oddities that have happened to his readers and fans. Nick uses these stories, often including the storyteller’s own words, to illustrate a wide variety of experiences one might have with their body. So there are lots of humans in this book and it’s a bit of a departure from previous books. Never fear though! There’s adorable, hilarious, relatable organs aplenty, and appearances by the yeti as well. Just worth knowing going in, the focus is a little different and shifted from much of what we’re used to from Seluk. In this one the organs are more like sidekicks, showing up with jokes and funny little asides. There’s a lot of diversity here from the title story that’s told as if the main character and his colon were dating and break up, to mysterious objects in places they don’t belong, medical scares, and even a story about mental health. Several stories are from doctors or the children or friends of doctors as well, one involving a lawn mower was especially funny to me. And have you ever wondered why the tooth fairy is so interested in collecting teeth? In this book you’ll get your answer! I’m giving this one 4.5 stars and rounding up to the 5 because while I somewhat prefer having the organs at center stage, Seluk is, as always, an incredible storyteller. Even though he’s working with the stories of others here you get his trademark creative tellings and have to marvel once again at how he uses actual medical knowledge, a punny sense of humor, and his immense artistic talent, to help us all to understand and marvel at our bodies and how a disparate set of so many organs and parts, while occasionally uncooperative or dysfunctional, somehow manage to work remarkably well together much of the time. Highly recommended (not just this book, but all of Nick Seluk’s work!) to bodies full of organs everywhere! Whether your organs work in such perfect harmony you’ve never given them a second thought, or if like me, they’re so dysfunctional you’ve taken to personifying them yourself at times, there is truly something for everyone here. Humor, fantastic art and creativity, a dash of medical knowledge, a dash of cuteness, and stories that will have you nodding along and feeling seen from the inside out, or laughing out loud. Seluk is one of my all time favorite comic artists and I will be buying this one to add to my collection in March!
Delightful! I especially like the fact that all the stories, while weird, are relatively upbeat. And accurate while still being accessible to the average person. (I also "Broke up with my colon" in 2002 and I'm contemplating photocopying that story to hand out the next time someone asks....) Nicely done! Amusing & worth reading!
The Awkward Yeti writes a relatable and interesting look at what it’s like to navigate a chronic health condition. I must admit - Tongue’s voice in my head sound somewhat like a snake (as there’s so many extra sssss’s). I loved the comics!!
This collection of weird medical comics is HILARIOUS. I cried laughing at the story called "Pancakes". Recommended for readers 16 years-old+ who aren't queasy about odd (and sometimes gross) stories. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a complimentary e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Fascinating and hilarious stories of health issues and mishaps. Great choice to make them into comics! Fun for both adults and teens.
I needed one more graphic read this year to satisfy my appreciation for the artistic-love of comic-reality. These were real medical stories from patients.... Gastrointestinal disorders... illnesses... and oddities. Medical conditions, mysteries, painful physical challenges, chronic issues, are no joke.... however these stories were filled with humor and warmth and knowledge. This was my first introduction with the author, Nick Seluk, and the Awkward Yeti. I’m really impressed!!!! Some very brilliant artistic, meaningful, emotionally felt helpful-medical-storytelling going on! Definitely a new fan!
These comics are my absolute favourite. How I Broke Up With my Colon is a mix of a few of my favourite things, crazy medical stories, cute comics and a fun tone. Really fun read!
Leave it to Nick Seluk, aka The Awkward Yeti, to bring medical mysteries to life in such perfect, hilarious ways. I have always loved the Heart and Brain comics, which highlight so well our inner struggle between the rational, responsible path (Brain) versus the fun, follow-your-emotions path (Heart). Seluk has also done several other comics in which he brings other organs and body parts to life (who doesn't love Gall Bladder trying so hard?!). This book is sort of an extension of that, but it's full of tales of bizarre yet fascinating (and usually horrific) medical issues that real people have faced. Seluk makes them fascinating (and I guess, kind of palatable?) through his humor and unique storytelling method. Part of that includes anthropomorphizing various organs and inanimate objects. I'm not sure I'll ever love his other work as much as I love Heart and Brain but this was still an enjoyable collection and I'd check out anything new he creates.
Fantastic graphic novel about medical oddities. I've experienced some weird ones myself, so I could relate- as could my son, another sufferer of anosmia. I never thought I'd think a cartoon rendering of a colon was adorbs, but it totally was.
This is one of those books you turn to when you're having a bad day. Be it to think "things could be worse" or in some of these cases "At least I'm not that guy'" but mainly because in some form or another it will take your mind off the little things for a short while.
5/5 stars for sure! This was an amazing read. I just blew through this graphic novel. There's many short comic stories about medical topics and things that have happened to people in real life. The dialogue was very clever throughout the book and it was a very entertaining read. Each story made me laugh out loud because the author managed to tell each story in a very light-hearted, joking, and sometimes sarcastic(?) tone. There are a lot of medical terms here too so it's a little educational as well. I highly recommend this book to everyone, even if you have no interest in the medical field or medical topics, you won't regret reading this. The art style was also very well done and all the body parts had such emotive faces and personalities which helped to make the comics more entertaining to read.
How I Broke Up With My Colon by Nick Seluk, The Awkward Yeti is fascinating, often funny tales of medical issues. The illustrations are brilliant as per usual.
This illustrated collection of real medical stories comes from the talented brain of Nick Seluk, creator of the The Awkward Yeti webcomic. You've probably seen his comics of anthropomorphized body parts like the heart and brain shared on your social media or re-posted on Reddit. If you haven't or are allergic to social media, he also has a book following the tales of Heart and Brain, eponymously titled Heart and Brain. This book shifts focus to other parts of the body, with organs playing supporting roles to the anecdotal stories. You'll see a lot of familiar faces from Seluk's work such as the cranky colon, sad gallbladder with his stones, and kidney with his pebbles. There is also a new cast of characters (hello Tooth Fairy!) that add depth to the stories. Again, the organs help tell the stories but aren't the stars of the show, unlike Seluk's other work. This doesn't take away from the story by any means, if anything it makes the book feel separate from the webcomic. . This is a fun breezy read that had me laughing, cringing, and sympathizing with all of the people. I may have even teared up at some of the stories. Overall, it only took me a couple of hours to get through, with most of that time being spent looking at the art and characters in detail. Definitely Recommend! Who it's for: Awkward Yeti Fans, House M.D. fans, people who like to laugh and cringe .Who it's not for: People that don't enjoy medical stories of any sort
I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off by saying this author is one of my favorite comic authors. I have followed this comic for years. As a result I did read some of these when he was posting them on his website. But now there was more, in a book format, all together!!! YEA!!!!!!!!! And then I saw it was an auto approve. I think my mental happy dance was like the Macarena on steroids. This was so funny. They were all amusing the pictures add so much to the true stories. I think I would read a minimum of another ten editions of these type of stories. Highly, highly recommend!
I have been a fan of Seluk's work for some time now, but I have never read one of his books. This collection of comics did not disappoint! I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys basically anything medical and a really good laugh.
A funny and weird collection of illustrations--I really enjoyed this book! Be warned if you are squeamish, this might not be the book for you.
How I Broke Up with My Colon collects "fascinating, bizarre, and true" stories of medical oddities, retold and illustrated by Nick Seluk, creator of webcomic The Awkward Yeti and the Heart and Brain book series. It's a humorous look at some of the many ways human bodies can be weird and at the weird things that can happen to human bodies. The cartoon nature of the book--which includes anthropomorphized human organs wreaking havoc on their unsuspecting owners--ensures that even the most gruesome tales never become too nauseous. All of the stories have happy outcomes, which is another boon to the squeamish. Each individual story is told over the course of several pages, for a total page count just under two hundred, and the book reads very quickly. However, my understanding is that the material presented here is all-new, with nothing duplicated from The Awkward Yeti, so fans of Nick Seluk's work are still likely to feel they've gotten their money's worth with this book. As a high school librarian, I can see this book not only entertaining many of my readers, but informing them, too, and I'm likely to acquire it for my collection. Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of this title.
This graphic novel is a collection of 24 weird medical stories illustrated as The Awkward Yeti comics. The stories are completely wacky and definitely something your friends in the medical field would write home about. The author's drawings and dialogue make the stories hilarious. I was giggling throughout this book, and I highly recommend it for anyone who needs a laugh.
The Awkward Yeti is not only an online comic strip I follow, but also a comic strip that the majority of my social media friends also follow. Scarcely a day goes by where I don’t see Heart and Brain being shared, and I loved all three of the previous books. HOW I BROKE UP WITH MY COLON surprised me, as I didn’t know I could possibly like this new collection more than all previous. It took a great and already well appreciated format and, using it to tell the real life stories, made it even more connectable than ever before. Personally, “The Scar” hit home because I was there just a few years ago. If you are already a fan, pick it up. If you know someone going through a medical situation that needs some cheering, pick it up. If you enjoy laughing but have never seen anything of these comics before...pick it up and know that you will find yourself looking at all the back comics online after you have read it.
I received a copy from Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own. As someone with digestive "issues," I think it's best to laugh at one's discomfort. I recommend you go out and purchase a copy today. You'll thoroughly enjoy it!!
Detailed illustrations of hilarious, weird, and just plain gross medical stories. A saliva gland giving birth to a popcorn kernel, organs in the wrong place, and so much more. If you have a slightly twisted sense of humor, you're going to enjoy this book.
I love The Awkward Yeti and dove right into this one. This isn't as funny as usual books. How I Broke Up with My Colon tells true stories of health issues. Some are poignant, some ridiculous but each is touched with Nick Seluk's humor. As someone with chronic health issues, I didn't find many of them funny. I know the pain first hand. I had more admiration for these people and their journeys. So know this isn't the same kind of book. Go in understanding their is outrageous and funny stories but also those that stir you deeply.
I've always enjoyed the Heart and Brain comics from the Awkward Yeti, so it wasn't surprising to find myself enjoying How I Broke Up With My Colon, even if it does veer away from the stuff we're used to. Nick Seluk illustrates two dozen medical stories narrated to him by those who experienced them, ranging from the minor to the serious, the weird to the funny. The stories were often interesting and hilarious, and Seluk's style definitely adds to the humour. As someone with a lot of health issues of my own and an accident-prone nature, it was also pretty easy to relate to many of them. A few of them did make me cringe a bit, but not because the storytelling or art was flawed, but because we all have those one or two things that make us feel a touch squeamish. If you enjoy Seluk's other work, you'll enjoy this. If wild medical tales draw you in, you'll enjoy this. I definitely enjoyed it, for the humour, the relatability, and the opportunity to learn a bit about illnesses and conditions I wasn't familiar with.
I have been a fan of The Awkward Yeti for some time and this book certainly does not disappoint. Featuring some weird and wonderful stories - including a very murderous spine - and lots of laugh out loud moments, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I read this book in one go and, despite being almost 200 pages, it did not feel its length at all. I thoroughly recommend although some of the stories you might need a strong stomach for! Oh, and that gall bladder! So adorable!
Heart: Author and illustrator Nick Seluk has a new comic book coming out soon! Brain: Well, Heart, it’s not about us- it’s about “fascinating, bizarre and true health stories”. Colon: Stand back Heart and Brain, and let some other parts of the body take center stage in this comic book. In my chapter, The Breakup, I treat my human horribly and get removed. Spine: Seluk illustrated 24 weird medical stories that different people shared with him. I star in Attack of the Spine! Stomach: I play havoc in several stories, with a new nurse getting the brunt of my distress in the chapter Pancakes. Kidneys: I make stones that sadly are not appreciated in the chapter The Geologist. Gall Bladder: I’m a big big helper in the same chapter! Butt: Some people are complete idiots with their body, as in the solution my human came up with to prevent diarrhea in MacGyver Syndrome. Testicle: Although the less precise medical terms nuts was used in my chapter The Shark That Went Nuts, this last chapter included the craziest story with a shark that bit my human in a very delicate location. Eyes: Be on the lookout for this book in March, drawn in Selak’s trademark adorable anthropomorphism-like style. Thanks to NetGalley for this early copy. Brain: Until next time! For more comic books in the Awkward Yeti series read: Heart and Brain, Gut Instincts, and Body Language.
This is one of those kind of books I loved reading as a kid. People tell their weird, true life stories of various injuries and ailments which Nick Seluk then illustrates. There's stories like the person who came up with a very odd way of stopping his diarrhea or the dummy who tried to trim his hedges with a lawnmower. If you like true tales of oddities and the strange, you'll like this book.
I love the heart and brain as well as the awkward yeti, so I was very excited to read "How I broke up with my colon". The style of those short stories is different since doctors or patients tell about what weird stuff happened themselves. So some of those are funny cos it's so weird that you think like nobody could have imagined those stories, but some other stories are just like "now, that's it?". The art is amazing like always and I really enjoyed reading one short story after the other, but some of them I didn't got me entertained and might have cut out and replaced with some other...either way it's a fun read: 4 stars! Thanks so much to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
As someone who loves a good medical oddity, this graphic novel/comic hit the spot. The stories are fascinating and the illustrations provide a delightfully hilarious interpretation of events. Anyone who has been in the healthcare system, especially those of us with issues that fall “outside the normal,” will enjoy finding the humor in all the ways the human body is a true hot mess.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review. *** How I Broke Up With My Colon is a bunch of bizarre medical stories drawn in comic form by the hilarious Awkward Yeti/Nick Seluk. I didn’t even realize this wasn’t a Heart and Brain comic until I started to read it but that’s okay because this was amazing. A lot of these stories were just bizarre and ouch type stories. There were a small handful of wtfs thrown in but man the body is a strange, strange thing and then for The Awkward Yeti to illustrate the story just gives it a lighthearted spin. Really interesting and enjoyable.
Title: How I Broke Up With My Colon Author: Nick Seluk Genre: Nonfiction, Humor, Graphic, Comic Strip, Series. Plot: The Awkward Yeti is a hilarious comic strip created by talented artist Nick Seluk and this is one of the books in the series featuring artistically retold stories of the funny, fascinating and bizarre medical stories readers shared with Nick. There are 24 stories in all and each feature humorous internal organs such as Stomach, Gallbladder and two very productive kidneys, to name a few. Readers will love this collection of the medically graphic. Likes/Dislikes: I follow The Awkward Yeti on Instagram and really enjoy the banter between Heart and Brain (who are not in this book) so getting the chance to read and review this book was a real treat. I thoroughly enjoyed it. My favorite story was the sea shell snail story. There's a lot of blood in a couple of the stories but no one dies and I wouldn't describe it as horrendously graphic but I'll mention it anyways just in case. All in all, an enjoyable book. Rating: PG-14 and up, because of blood. Date Reviewed: January 24th, 2020 I received a copy of this book courtesy of Netgalley for my honest opinion. I wasn't required to write a positive opinion and the opinions expressed in the above review are my own.
I always loved this kind of work. And one made by Nick Seluk is brilliant. I already saw most of them. They are educational and hilarious! And most of them are super cute. I never get bored of gall bladder's "I maked these". Recommend to everybody!
I received an ARC of How I Broke Up with My Colon by Nick Seluk / The Awkward Yeti thanks to Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Fun and real stories about some weird medical cases. This book is full of surprises and stories too good to be truth. You would laugh out loud and love this collection of stories. I definitely recommend this one. ------- Recibí una copia gratis de How I Broke Up with My Colon por Nick Seluk / The Awkward Yeti gracias a Netgalley a cambio de una reseña honesta. Divertidas y reales historias sobre casos médicos que te harán pensar "imposible" Este libro cuenta con historias que parecen demasiado tontas para ser ciertas e historias demasiado extremas para ser ciertas. La forma en que está escrito es bastante básico. Estas historias fueron contadas originalmente por quienes las vivieron y el autor se limitó a editarlas e ilustrar cada caso. Lo que resultó en que unas historias estén mejor narradas que otras o sean más graciosas que otras. Lo que más me gustó de este libro es sin duda la adición de radiografías y fotos reales de las historias contadas. Cada historia es única en sí misma y cada ilustración es increíble pero las fotos reales ayudan a comprender más cómo estas historias ocurrieron y dejan en claro que por más ridículo que parezca algo eso no significa que no es real. Creo que no existe algo en específico que no me gustara de este libro. Pero si quiero aclarar que no es para todos. Es divertido y un poco tonto pero si no te interesan las historias médicas o el humor sacado de situaciones un tanto extrañas este libro no es para ti. Porque al final del día son cosas que pasaron y cosas que pudieron terminar muy mal. Definitivamente lo recomiendo para personas que disfruten la comedia cruda y para personas que solo quieran una lectura rápida. Las ilustraciones le dan vida a cada historia y espero ver más de este autor en el futuro. Después de todo aún hay muchas historias extrañas en el Internet que contar. Tomando en cuenta todo lo anterior y la edición del libro tengo que calificarlo con 4 de 5 estrellas. El libro estará disponible a partir del 24 de marzo, 2020.
Short but very enjoyable collection of medical stories illustrated by the artist known for The Awkward Yeti. I wish each story had been slightly more fleshed out (no pun intended!) as I love the gory details, but this was a fun and humorous read. Definitely recommended. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Seluk's latest publication is a combination of comedy and true medical stories. Now, blood and gore doesn't bother me. And, as you can see, I find cute little body parts misbehaving absolutely hilarious. These twenty-four stories of real medical are half quotes taken from real storytellers and half commentary from the cast of characters created by Seluk. Little Gallbladder made an appearance and my joy knew no bounds. The whole collection is cleverly done and deeply funny. I finished it and immediately flipped back to the beginning to read it again. Even as a big fan of Seluk's work I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this latest work. Body humor is just as funny to me as when I was eight. But, I know, for some people these medical stories can hit too close to home. I do have someone near and dear to me who has Crohn's Disease and I still thought the chapter on Ulcerative Colitis was funny. I just laughed and laughed. I think it is the way Seluk draws these characters. There is no malice or negativity, rather they feel like well intentioned (occasionally insightfully brilliant) children. And, while I feel that Seluk provides that perfect balance of humor, information, and caring in his strips, others may not. To see if this is your style I recommend checking out a series of strips he has written. I really love this series on anxiety. Meanwhile, I'm going back in for a third read-through. I just cannot get enough of these comics! Thank you to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book. I received this copy in exchange for an honest review!
What a fun and amusing book! It took me awhile to get this downloaded since I had to use an actual computer not my phone, but well worth it. I’ve always admired this authors other work, so it was delightful to see something new and a bit different. I wonder what about each of these stories inspired the artist to choose them. All in all lovely book would buy and even give as a present.
This collection was not what I expected at all(since I did not pay attention to the tagline)! It is also an infrequent occurrence for that reaction to be followed by actual enjoyment. I follow the Awkward Yeti on Instagram, previously Fb and even read the previous compilation. This time, the collection is not a set of jokes. It is the graphic narration of medical cases that actually happened to people! By graphic narration I mean actually that. Our favourite organs play the roles of the actual organs in trouble, and the Yeti also makes some appearances. They were a combination of funny, weird, wacky and unbelievable. All the stories were a combination of all those previously mentioned descriptions, while a few were a little serious. The most comic was the one about the teeth!! I could read that one a couple of times over and laugh every time, something that I usually do not do. I received this ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my reading experience with this one. The only bias I have is due to my previous reading of the Awkward Yeti comic strip (and therefore, familiarity with the 'organs') and enjoying the experience.
All of Nick Seluk’s comics are instant YES’s for me. They are cute, laugh-out-loud hilarious, and informative. I’ve loved them since the first heart and brain and will read everything he releases!
I love the Awkward Yeti. I love these funny, silly, quirky comics about the body parts that plague us, and the ridiculous things they do that no one talks about. But of all the comics I've read, all the books they've put out, this is hands down my favorite. Rather than a collection of Nick Seluk's online comic strip, this is a series of absolutely and utterly insane true stories of people's various bizarre situations involving their own internal organs and body parts. These are hysterically funny, completely bizarre, and often unbelievable. There were a few that I started texting my best friend about (I have planned to buy her a spleen plushie from them, if I ever see one on their store) because they were too good not to share. If you've ever had a wonky body part, freak medical accident, or perhaps you're in constant battle with your own internal organ, this is the book for you. Or maybe it's for your friend who is constantly telling you their own crazy medical story. Speaking of which, Nick Seluk, if you ever write another one of these, the best friend and I would like to submit our story. It could be called Three ovaries and a spleen.
I love The Awkward Yeti, so naturally I just had to read the book! It was like scrolling through all the comics in one book! It definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s a quick read, and full of fun, crazy stories.
I am so happy I found this book. This was a hit and I cannot wait to buy a physical copy of it to add to my collection. Great short stories with even better graphics.
What a fantastic graphic novel! The medical stories are so odd and weird, but the real gift is the addition of the graphics and hilarious but still subtle jokes. I have loved the Awkward Yeti for a long time now and it was a complete treat to read this. I was trying to pace myself but finished reading in one go. My cat was sitting on my lap and was disturbed by all the laughing I did. I would definitely read more of these stories or any other things the author has to share with the world.
Oh my goodness! The best illustrated book about horrible health problems ever written (and illustrated)! I especially enjoyed the humor and the ACTUAL MEDICAL IMAGING included to show that these things happened to actual human people. I would compare it to the Deep Dark Fearscollections, which are also quite good and more than a little creepy. Or maybe a cross between the amazing Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection comics and the podcast, "Sawbones." Thanks to NetGalley for providing the ebook that I was able to read online at work, because working in a library lets you do that kind of thing...so far.
The Awkward Yeti is by far one of my favorite comics, and this book was comically loaded with testimonies from real people about the most awkward and hilarious medical situations. On the whole, it was really relatable and the bits added by the Awkward Yeti priceless! I highly recommend this and anything written by Nick Seluk.
I really liked this spin on true health issues people have had. Such cute cartoon illustrations and this comic never disappoints because it is always so cute and funny! I would definitely recommend this comic to everyone.
Thanks to the publishers for sharing this one. I'm a fan of the Awkward Yeti so I loved the illustrations and the stories made me laugh (horrifying as some of them were). My full review appears on Weekend Notes.
I always love when one of Nick Seluk's comics from Awkward Yeti pops up in one of my social media feeds. He does a great job at conveying funny and often universal experiences in just a few short panels, and I was excited to dive into his work of graphic nonfiction. How I Broke Up with My Colon is a collection of medical stories collected and designed by Seluk. Some are relatable, some are bizarre, some are frightening, but all are united through Seluk's unique style and humor. This is the sort of collection you can easily read in a single sitting (or pick it up and read a comic or two at your leisure). It was enjoyable reading, though perhaps not something that I think will stick with me. While the Heart & Brain comics are all connected by a theme of emotion and logic, and it might've been nice to see a connecting thread or theme throughout this collection as well (beyond simply all being medical stories). Still, this was a fun collection to spend an afternoon with and while the contents are very different from Seluk's comics I can still see fans of his work enjoying this book. I also think it would make for a great gift for anyone in the medical field.
This is just my kind of book to relax and let my laughter boom! Also, this is related to the medicos who see people of all kinds having weird diagnoses which the rest of the people would think that such things were made up and illustrated or written just for the sake of publishing a book. The heck! These things described in the book are happening now and then in real. And that's why this book works content wise. The illustrations complement the diagnoses covered and yes, the book title is just one of the stories mentioned in the book. So there might be a little disappointment when you pick up this book. The rest of the stories tell about other conditions like anosmia, thyroid surgery and scars; one case of swallowing needle which was not intentional (of course!), cancer, surgeries, kidney stones, heart problems as well as many other topics are covered like mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I like the way how even some natural body events being taken as something to be diagnosed. The misunderstandings and the dilemmas alongside funny complementary illustrations make the book work, especially the Grey's Anatomy ones and Dr House, made me ugly laugh! However, I feel that some stories are too short and rather incomplete. In some chapters, illustrations look overdone. Other than that I feel like not every story was funny, entertaining or relevant to the collection. But I enjoyed this book. Thanks #NetGalley for the copy of #HowIBrokeUpWithMyColon
Do you enjoy reading about other folks' pain and suffering? You do? Great, because that is what you find within these pages, twenty-four illustrated cases of strange medical events told to the cartoonist. The book opens with an infested foot and ends with a baby shark being hung on the wall. In between, you have a medical resident going crazy at 3 a.m., a case of very bad pancakes, killer spines, and other very bizarre dental and medical cases. It is very hard to just stop after one, so why not read the whole thing more than once and chuckle aloud!
Overall enjoyed this little collection and could very much see med students/doctors/etc have nice little giggle at it
''A good laugh heals a lot of hurts'' New York Times writer, Nick Seluk, turned cringing medical stories into light-hearted tales thanks to his imagery and comical phrasing. I never knew you could break up with your colon and live through it. The stories vary from gas to cancer, lasting from 3 - 5 pages. They had me acting carefully around everyone for days. It's crazy how small accidents can lead to huge consequences. Thanks Nick for teaching me to throw expired dry goods!!
If you enjoy the Awkward Yeti comics this is funny as always, but not for those who can't deal with at least a middling ick factor.
Medicine meets graphic novel? SOLD. I've working in healthcare and am a daughter of a now-retired nurse; I've heard and seen a lot - from maggots in the feet to the never-ending wound-pack. The charm of the Awkward Yeti never gets old! This is one to share with all of your healthcare friends and lovers of Grey's Anatomy and Scrubs.
I've been a fan of The Awkward Yeti for some time now. Brilliant comics! This collection breaks away from his characters and illustrates people experiences with the body and mind in crazy and often hilarious ways. Just a warning - you might cringe at some of these stories, but you will also laugh out loud. A wonderful way to appreciate the durability of humanity.
A unique book of cartoons that would be amusing to read while waiting in a doctor's office. It includes 24 true and illustrated medical stories that are ludicrous and at times grotesque. Just the sort of grotesque that many enjoy. Some of the adventures include the unbelievable story of a young man with foot pain who later learned he had somehow gotten a snail shell stuck inside, another gentleman who spent a lot of money on doctors and tests to learn that what he needed was a giant fart, two gardeners who do great damage to themselves in order to create attractive hedges, If laughter is the best medicine that this book is what you are looking for. It is your chance to learn what anosmia and situs ambiguus mean . You will also discover a unique cure for heart palpitations, the use of rubber cement to put an end to diarrhea, and an popcorn kernel stuck inside a tongue for days. That is just for starters.
Noticed this book because I'm a fan of the illustrator. This is an excellent compilation of humorous medical stories from people with strange and sometimes downright crazy medical conditions. All are short, easy to understand as a medical layperson and hilariously illustrated. This would be a great addition to a high school library. I would recommend it to reluctant readers or even students interested in going into health care.
3.6/5 I love "The Awkward Yeti' and it was the real reason I wanted to read this one. BUT umm I was kind of let down when I started reading it. The reason I love Heart/Brain creator Nick Seluk is because his comics connect directly. The starting of this one, was not so satisfying as I was kind of lost. The later part of book I found interesting and there some very interesting stories. The highlight of book is offcourse the illustrations, but I also liked how each story had a "happy" end. Thanks #netgalley & publishers for providing eARC in return of an honest review.
I love all the Heart & Brain comics & follow Nick Seluk online, so I'm familiar with the style. I thought this book was really interesting in how it illustrates the real live medical experiences of actual people. I was both fascinated and horrified by some of the stories! Like what?!! Some things you just don't want to know about!! (but also kind of do???) Shout out to cameo by one of my faves--The One and Only "I maked these" Gallbladder. That phrase is never not funny to me! *Thanks to NetGalley & Andrews McMeel Publishing for the review copy*
This is a collection of true-life incidents of people who experienced strange injuries and the book is illustrated by Nick Seluk, depicting these incidents. There are some weird stories that will definitely make you stop and appreciate your organs for being healthy and not acting out. HAHA. Science is marvelous and the beauty of organs functioning properly or adapting will leave one in awe at the end of the book. Thanks to NetGalley for approving my request. I have been a major Awkward yeti fan since their inception.
Seluk collects true stories of weird, strange, and freaky medical experiences and they are related by the typical Awkward Yeti characters with a few new people added in. This is by no means your normal Awkward Yeti collection. It’s not a collection of comics featuring Brain and Heart. These are short, true stories that Seluk has collected from a variety of people. They tell the story and he illustrated it. The stories range from ones that will keep you from eating popcorn for weeks to strange shark attacks to people whose insides make medical doctors gawk. You will simultaneously be saying “No way!,” “Ewww!,” and laughing out loud. Which sounds totally messed up, but I promise is accurate. (Well, at least for me. I’m not the average reader, though. You can ask my former AP Bio students who quite lovingly told me that I’m secretly a psycho mad scientist. Of course, that was usually after test days…) All that said, this collection is not for the squeamish, the faint of heart, or those with hypochondriac tendencies. They are most definitely for the bio science nerds who love tantalizingly obscure medical conditions and treatment stories. (In other words, if you don’t know what to get your favorite pre-med student, ER nurse, pathology tech, or human anatomy teacher, you can snatch up this book.) I would totally have this on the shelf in my human anatomy class if I still taught that. I’m not sure about putting it on my 6-12th Media Center shelves…I can see a middle school kid who loves Awkward Yeti cartoons picking this up and being a bit traumatized by some of these stories. But totally hand this to your favorite bio science nerds who can handle blood and gore and freak medical accidents. Notes on content [based on the ARC]: Some mild to strong swear words appear but are covered up by “applesauce” stickers (the more mild the word, the less the sticker seems to cover). No sex scenes. One story involves a man losing a sensitive part of his anatomy in a freak accident. There is some blood shown and described, some surgical procedures shown and described. Probably nothing more gory than you could see in a PG TV show. There are several disturbing accidents that could incite anxiety or hypochondriac tendencies in more sensitive readers. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I take my time to read this one because it didn't go directly for my kindle as the NetGalley books usually do. I always loved the awkward yeti comics and this book is no different. Loved.
I've been a big fan of The Awkward Yeti for a while now. I think everyone can relate to at least one of the comics that have been put out before. I know I have. While I didn't relate to most of the comics in this book I appreciate them because of my own weird medical issues. This book may be different from the other books but it's still just as funny and I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a laugh.
I like Nick Seluk's style. He lets the "patients" tell their own stories, but includes asides and organ input that make the stories amusing. I enjoy his Awkward Yeti webcomic, and appreciate the fact that he uses his established characters to supplement these brief accounts and make them memorable.
I requested and received an e-ARC of this book from NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this weird collection of medical stories told through illustrations. It is a fun, quick read to lighten your day and make you chuckle. Would make a great bathroom or doctor’s office waiting room book. #HowIBrokeUpwithMyColon #NetGalley
If you want to hear about crazy medical incidents; but can't handle it on the TV this is the perfect cure! I laughed, I cried, I can't believe these are real!
I've always been a rather huge fan of Nick Seluk's <em>Heart and Brain</em> comics and, in my exploration of those comics, I happened upon his colon comics. One of my all-time favorites of Seluk's work is a comic strip in which he depicts everything from brain, heart, tongue, and yes, colon's reaction to spicy food. And it was hilarious. I've been pretty sold on these books and comics ever since. <em>How I Broke Up with My Colon </em>by Nick Seluk wasn't quite as focused on humorous commentaries about the colon as I was expecting, but it did detail a number of strange medical stories that have happened to people he knows. In true fashion of Seluk's work, much of it was quite amusing and a portion of it was at least somewhat relatable. I do think that Seluk's best work comes from the ideas that are relatable, which leaves this particular work of his a little less than the rest of his stuff. That said, I did really enjoy it overall as a read. While I'm definitely more inclined to stick to the Heart and Brain books, there's a lot of merit to reading this bundle of comics that Seluk has put together. And I can say, without question, that I'll be eagerly looking forward to the next installment he comes out with. <em>I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.</em> Review to go live on Reader Fox Blog March 23, 2020.
This book is a collection of short stories that combines weird incidents to serious medical experiences. I've been a fan of Nick Seluk's works for years now and I really love the Heart and Brains comics, so I wanted to change a bit and read this book as well. I really enjoyed most of the stories, and the ones I didn't it was becuase those stories were crazy and terrifying. I did like the writing and drawing style of all of them though! My favourite story was the first one, called "The Foot Lump". I've already mentioned that incident to all my friends (managing to scare them all). This book was both fascinating and scary, and I would recommend it to everyone, not only to Awkward Yeti's fans or soon-to-be doctors.
Okay, so you know how you're either really into weird medical things or they give you the heebies? I'm in the first boat. And this was delightful. Actual, real medical things that have happened to actual, real human beings, told in slightly morbid but mostly slightly hilarious illustrations. That's it, that's the book. Literally. Some of them are a little bit iffy, some are just straight weird, or dumb, others very, very uncomfortable, but all wrapped up in a neat little package like this they're kind of fun. I was beyond amused.
How I Broke Up With My Colon is different take on the short story/biographies format. Inside the graphic novel you will find funny medical stories illustrated by Nick Seluk who is better known as The Awkward Yeti. The graphic novel is both funny and horrifying. I say horrifying, if only because some of the medical stories are ones that could happen to anyone 😱 Having said that though, a lot are very rare or ones that people have been dealing with since childhood. I found How I Broke Up With My Colon to be quite entertaining! The book was one that I was able to quickly read as it had not only engaging content but as each story unfolded I found myself having to know more about these poor people. If you’re a fan of The Awkward Yeti then I would definitely recommend you pick up a copy of this book. If not and you’re just looking at it thinking it looks like an interested read – it is and you should give How I Broke Up With My Colon a read! Please note: I received a copy of How I Broke Up With My Colon from NetGalley.
As much as I enjoy Heart and Brain, I was interested to see how Seluk would handle a different subject.This book is pretty straightforward, pretty much just a direct representation of the events as they happened with the occasional personification of organs. If you have any interest in weird medical stories give this one a look.
When I saw that Awkward Yeti had a new book out, I knew I needed to read it. I was excited that I was approved for the ARC on NetGalley too! I loved the concept of this book. It was really fascinating to see the bizarre health stories. The illustration is exactly what you expect from Nick Seluk. The stories were well illustrated and fun to follow. At times they verged on gross, but the drawings were never too gory or graphic, which I enjoyed. This could be an excellent book for anyone who loves Awkward Yeti or if you want to give a book to someone while they're resting from an injury.
'The Awkward Yeti Presents: How I Broke Up with My Colon' by Nick Seluk is an illustrated collection of stories from people illustrated including the famous internal illustrations from The Awkward Yeti. The stories range from freakish injuries, like getting a kernel of popcorn lodged under a tongue, or getting and injury that causes someone to lose their sense of smell, to the bizarre, like a person born with internal organs in the wrong place. There are also stories of doctors and shark bites and other things. The stories are sometimes a bit gruesome, but they are all light and most are pretty funny. The illustrations are pretty amusing, although some are a bit gross. I had a lot of fun reading this collection. I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
I found this book to be quite entertaining. It was a fun little read that helped me pass the time. I found some of the stories to be very fascinating.
The Awkward Yeti never disappoints. I loved this! Seluk manages to convey basic quirks we all share and can relate to using organs, adding humor. I've read his previous books, and this was a worthy addition to the Awkward Yeti line.
If you're expecting The Awkward Yeti in this book, too bad, no Awkward Yeti here. What you're going to get is a bunch of weird, true medical stories that will make you glad they didn't happen to you, with lots of snarky organs and other body parts giving their side of the story in the background. You'll learn some really interesting things- did you know it's possible to have seven spleens?- and you'll laugh, snicker, and guffaw at the crazy medical antics (seriously, the pancake story, I was dying!). On their own, these would be entertaining stories, but with the cartoons, they become so much more fun! Buy it, read it, laugh one of your lungs loose, maybe you can be in the next volume! #HowIBrokeUpwithMyColon #NetGalley
This book was funny, fascinating, and gross all at the same time. Not for the squeamish, since the stories are actually true. Although, the illustrations helped to keep it light-hearted. I really think the title says it all, the stories are fascinating, bizarre, and true. I'm pretty sure you can never actually go wrong with an Awkward Yeti book. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Author: Nick Seluk Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: 24 Mar 2020
How I Broke Up With My Colon by Nick Seluk is a collection of 24 tales so unusual they border on unbelievable. Each story is told through comic frames, with different art styles. I worked in a hospital many many moons ago and came across my share of the strange and unusual. I LOVED this collection. I was spitting my tea and shaking my head. From a shell completely embedded in a person's foot, to a scare with a swallowed needle, these stories will amaze you. Highly recommended for medical personnel! ***Many thanks to the Netgalley & Andrews McMeel for providing an egalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Awkward Yeti has been a favorite since the heydays of comics getting viral on social media. I've always adored having HEART and BRAIN as characters, because that leaves so much room for intelligent puns, jokes and such. I also like that like in the previous book Body Language, they focus on one aspect and stretch that theme. As someone who works around health and wellness a lot, I find that these books are good comic relief and escape from life in general.
This was a funny and easy read. The stories were beautifully interpreted and given a funny twist through art and comic format. If you like medical stories, humor, comics, or all of the above then you will enjoy this book.
I've thoroughly enjoyed all the Heart and Brain comics I've managed to come across. They are great if you've previously enjoyed Human Body Theatre by Maris Wicks or any of First Second's Science Comics series by Andy Hirsch. Offering a great mix of anatomical information and humourous commentary, The Awkward Yeti does not disappoint!