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(Twisted Series #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,392 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Generation X icon Zafra continues her quest for world domination as she rants, complains, reminisces, and comments on anything and everything under the sun with her usual acerbic humor.
Bookprint, 268 pages
Published 1995 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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K.D. Absolutely
Jun 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommended to K.D. by: The Filipino Group (TFG) 100 Favorite Books (2011-2012)
This is my problem with books that are actually collections of newspaper articles of the author: reading them once again feels like a total waste of time. I know that some people love the idea of having a collection of the articles that they used to read on a regular basis. They cherish the compilations as prized possessions because they are reminders of the days when those people read and enjoyed those works. Oh, I read this one on the same day I got my first menstrual period. Oh, I read this o ...more
Mar 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A re-read, but definitely, going back the the freshness of her prose years before she climbed to stardom, is worth the sitting.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Zafra could write about the most mundane topic and still make it interesting with her humor and sharp wit.
Ella Quing
Jun 20, 2013 rated it liked it
When this book was published, I wasn't even born yet. So no, I have never read the Today magazine which is why I'm grateful for this volume. Although I can't really relate or understand some of the entries, I really appreciated some and realized that Society hasn't change that much at all.

When it comes to the writer however, I felt like I was reading a blog (and I love reading blogs as much as I love reading books as long as ther person is interesting to me). Jessica Zafra's tales are witty,
Jed Adao
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If Chandler Bing was a girl, this would pass as his journal. Tackling the bane of everyday living in Manila, Jessica Zafra's collection of articles voices out the frustrations of those of us living under the awful Metropolitan circumstances, be it Manila or somewhere else. It's a guilty pleasure, and raises important topics - even touching in politics and religion - without sounding too self-absorbed, and most of all, without breaking that dry sarcastic tone.
May 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i may have been, at times, irked with how she writes about herself too much but she writes engagingly. so read, i still do.
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
She may be cynical and sarcastic, but she talks a lot of sense and is a really gifted writer. I'm so glad i discovered you, jessica. :)
Jillian P
Nov 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Back in the days, I used to hero-worship Zafra for her acerbic humor.
Vernz Barretto
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
yah! no doubt i love jessica zafra.
Jun 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
So funny! From Manananggal terrorizes Manila to Twisted 8 1/2, she never fails to entertain and inform.
Sully (thysaltymar)
Nov 11, 2012 rated it liked it

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Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Super great essays!
Rosette Adel
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sarcasm at its finest. Gotta love her humor.
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first in a series. She writes with mordacious attitude!
Zsa Zsa
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! Read it from cover to cover. Jessica's sarcasm stings!
Josha Querubin
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An easy favorite.
Marlo Paniqui
Oct 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
ano to? Diary ng Panget ? mukhang pinag lumaang artikulo ang laman nito na dekada na ang nakalipas. buti nalang binasa ko lang sa National Bookstore . nasayang oras ko sa pagbabasa .
ChuchayNakss Escuadro
Jun 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
I was curious about her. She's weird and cool at the same time.
Marie Ellaine
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love her sharp wit and tongue in cheek humor!
Anne Francia Chavez
I worship you, Jessica.
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Emjae Villarey
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
She's twisted as hell, but damn do I love her -- her wit, style and moods.:D
Find her weird and cool all at the same time.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really twisted! Has got me in stitches with the wit, the humorous presentation of truth-based topics served from Jessica's cynic mind.
May 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
I really love Jessica Zafra's wit in writing..

Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love Jessica Zafra. She may write too much about herself but she gets away with it. Sarcastic but funny without trying. Straight to the point. A no-nonsense read.
Rinah Canilao
May 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
First Jessica Zafra book I read back in high school. It was fun reading her funny, sometimes sarcastic, thoughts about lots of things.
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Jessica Zafra (born 1965) is a fiction writer, columnist, editor, publisher and former television and radio show host. She is known for her sharp and witty writing style. Her most popular books are the Twisted series, a collection of her essays as a columnist for newspaper Today (now Manila Standard Today), as well as from her time as editor and publisher of the magazine Flip. She currently writes ...more

Other books in the series

Twisted Series (10 books)
  • Twisted II: Spawn of the Twisted
  • Planet of the Twisted
  • Book IV: The Twisted Menace
  • Twisted V
  • Twisted 6
  • Tw7sted
  • Twisted 8: The Night of the Living Twisted
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