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Magical Thinking : True Stories
by Augusten Burroughs


Overview - From the number-one bestselling author of "Running with Scissors and "Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial: "Yes, you, Augusten.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From the number-one bestselling author of "Running with Scissors and "Dry comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial: "Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." "I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require more "than other people....- from "Magical Thinking's "Commercial Break" A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With "Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312315955
  • ISBN-10: 0312315953
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: October 2005
  • Page Count: 281


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