@updog7 didn't explain on Twitter why he shared the book—which hit shelves on Monday—online.
But it's likely that the move is a statement on Ostrovsky's right to the book. Ostrovsky has fielded repeated accusations of plagiarism on his social media accounts, where critics say he often deliberately crops out identifiers to pass off others' content as his own.
Ostrovsky's defense is, to put it bluntly, bad. "The internet is like a giant Jacuzzi, you know what I mean," he told Today. "There's all kinds of germs, like, we're sharing everything." He also said, of comedians who complain Ostrovsky's practices makes it difficult for them to profit off their own work, "If they hit me up like, 'That's my cat,' I'm gonna make it right."
@updog7 didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Editor's note: This post originally contained links to the PDF versions of Josh Ostrovsky's book published on Twitter. They have since been removed.
(h/t Death and Taxes)
Danielle Wiener-Bronner is a news reporter.