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Fascinating, bizarre, and educational true-life medical stories retold in cartoon form by the creator of the bestselling Heart and Brain book series. 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 aut Fascinating, bizarre, and educational true-life medical stories retold in cartoon form by the creator of the bestselling Heart and Brain book series. 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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Fascinating, bizarre, and educational true-life medical stories retold in cartoon form by the creator of the bestselling Heart and Brain book series. 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 aut Fascinating, bizarre, and educational true-life medical stories retold in cartoon form by the creator of the bestselling Heart and Brain book series. 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.

30 review for The Awkward Yeti Presents: How I Broke Up with My Colon: Fascinating, Bizarre, and True Health Stories

  1. 5 out of 5

    MischaS_

    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. And I believe this is completely new content, I never saw any of these stories only before this. Every chapter tells a story of a different person which is 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. And I believe this is completely new content, I never saw any of these stories only before this. 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! ***Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    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. Received a review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no wa 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. Received a review copy from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    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 on 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

  4. 5 out of 5

    Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    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 on 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

  5. 4 out of 5

    Elyse Walters

    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 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!

  6. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    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 h 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! Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    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. Fun, but weird book. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review. 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. Fun, but weird book. Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    ♛ Garima ♛

    I liked Heart and Mind series by The Awkward Yeti, but this was somewhat less enjoyable. I think it is because of format. It is stories told by different people, most of them facing unusual medical emergencies. This book would be more enjoyable if you have a medical background - like my dad. and not squirmish to see some gory stuff.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emma Ferrier

    This was like a buzzfeed 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!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tzipora

    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 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!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Caffeinated Fae

    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 illustrations were never too gory or graphic which I enjoyed. This could be a great book for anyone who loves Awkw 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 illustrations were never too gory or graphic which I enjoyed. This could be a great book for anyone who loves Awkward Yeti or if you want to give a book to someone while they're resting from an injury.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Long

    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.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    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 th 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

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

    This is different from most of the other Awkward Yeti comics that I've read. These are true medical stories of weird health problems, surgeries, and gross infections. They are told with funny jokes and drawings of cartoon body organs. The kidney makes stones, the colon is constantly grumpy, and the appendix is just misunderstood. If you like weird health stories, then you would enjoy this quirky humor. I found it sort of nauseating to hear about all the nasty medical stuff. Disclaimer: I received This is different from most of the other Awkward Yeti comics that I've read. These are true medical stories of weird health problems, surgeries, and gross infections. They are told with funny jokes and drawings of cartoon body organs. The kidney makes stones, the colon is constantly grumpy, and the appendix is just misunderstood. If you like weird health stories, then you would enjoy this quirky humor. I found it sort of nauseating to hear about all the nasty medical stuff. Disclaimer: I received an e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Abbyturnsthepage

    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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    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.

  17. 4 out of 5

    India

    Bizarre, but fascinating!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Veronic

    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!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    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, 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. Review to come in March 2020.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ioanna

    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 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 I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 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.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Raven Terry

    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!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Lee

    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.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2020/01/2... 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 differen This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2020/01/2... 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.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shilpa

    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 suppor 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 advanced reading copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review. My opinions therein are my own.~*

  25. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    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 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.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    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 s 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!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cecille

    I am a fan of the Heart and Brain comics by The Awkward Yeti, a.k.a., Nick Seluk, so I was looking forward to reading his latest book, which I got from Netgalley. "How I Broke Up With My Colon" illustrates interesting and often uncommon medical accidents and conditions, told in Seluk's unique brand of humor. You will see some of your favorite organs here, with a couple of new ones, all of them endearing. As a doctor many of the accounts depicted here made me laugh out loud, but you need not be a I am a fan of the Heart and Brain comics by The Awkward Yeti, a.k.a., Nick Seluk, so I was looking forward to reading his latest book, which I got from Netgalley. "How I Broke Up With My Colon" illustrates interesting and often uncommon medical accidents and conditions, told in Seluk's unique brand of humor. You will see some of your favorite organs here, with a couple of new ones, all of them endearing. As a doctor many of the accounts depicted here made me laugh out loud, but you need not be a healthcare worker to understand the stories. You might even find yourself relating to some of them. 3.5 of 5 stars.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    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 netgall 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!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Preeti

    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 f 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. Note: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Pooja

    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 k 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.

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