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Anyone read Augusten Burroughs?

Old 09-21-09, 06:45 PM
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Anyone read Augusten Burroughs?

I've read pretty much all of his books. Just finished Magical Thinking and about to start Sellevision. So what does everyone think of his writing?

I've got to say I saw Running with Scissors the movie a while ago when it came out and I enjoyed it, but I didn't really have an interest to read the book, but a friend was highly recommending I read Dry, his second memoir. Once I finally picked it up, I couldn't stop reading. His two short story collections Possible Side Effects and Magical Thinking are a good way to test the waters, even though the individual stories are hit and miss.

I'd rank them favorite to least favorite
A Wolf at the Table
Dry
Possible Side Effects
Running with Scissors
Magical Thinking

Also his brother John Elder Robison's book Look Me in the Eye is fantastic and really intriguing.
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Re: Anyone read Augusten Burroughs?

I've only read Running with scissors and loved it. Finished it in one day. Enjoyed the movie as well. I totally forgot about his books. I'm gonna check out Dry when i go the library.
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Re: Anyone read Augusten Burroughs?

Originally Posted by mhg83
I've only read Running with scissors and loved it. Finished it in one day. Enjoyed the movie as well. I totally forgot about his books. I'm gonna check out Dry when i go the library.
I've read Magical Thinking and Running with Scissors. Not bad reads.

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