Sharing stories – Billy Connolly Excerpt

“…these days bean-bag chairs are the least of my worries – ANY chair is a big challenge. I get trapped and can’t get up. My physiotherapist taught me to rock back and forth to build momentum, but that’s dangerous, because I fart more than when I was younger. I don’t know why. I just do. And the most acute farting risk is when I’m getting up out of a chair. Bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!! The rocking just accentuates it. I got myself a leather chair because I thought it would squeak by itself and cover the farting … but nothing covers these thunderclaps.” BBBBBRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!


The above is an excerpt of Billy Connolly’s new book “Windswept and Interesting.”

🏥 I read the book whilst attending a loved one in hospital. Even with the seriousness of the hospital around me, I found myself smiling or laughing at the stories, evensharing the odd paragraph from the book. I think that is what reading is for me, an escape or a glimpse into another moment or another life.

📨 When a friend messaged me, I shared the above excerpt with her. Making her laugh and improving her day, too. I often photograph snippets of books when I find something endearing or funny or it reminds me of someone.

Do you ever share snippets of books with others? 📚

KL ❤️

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4 thoughts on “Sharing stories – Billy Connolly Excerpt

  1. I love Billy Connolly for his honesty. He has never tried to be anything other than true to himself. You have to take him as you find him, and I find him funny and a beautiful human.

  2. Yes but often the extract I read out turns out not to be funny without the context of the rest of the book. I’m not a clever at extraction which is one reason why I’m not a dentist (a dislike of blood and caving are others).

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