Magical Thinking True Stories

ISBN-10: 0312315953
ISBN-13: 9780312315955
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Description: From the #1 bestselling author of "Running with Scissors and "Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

From the #1 bestselling author of "Running with Scissors and "Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial when Augusten was seven. Then there is the contest of wills with the deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. Dating an undertaker and much more. A collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate and very funny.

Augusten X. Burroughs was born with the name of Christopher Richter Robison in Pittsburgh, PA in 1965. At the age of 18, he chose the name Augusten X. Burroughs and legalized it in a Boston courtroom. He was raised in Western Massachusetts, after his mother had abandoned him to live with her psychiatrist. Burroughs dropped out of school at 13, his mother and her shrink helping him fake a suicide attempt, got his GED at 17 and then flunked out of community college. Burroughs survived a harrowing childhood, but used it and the strength he gained from surviving to springboard his literary career. He has been a dog trainer, candy store clerk, waiter, sail cutter, store detective and, from the age of 19, an advertising copywriter. Burroughs lived in San Francisco for five years, then moved to New York in the early 1990s. Burroughs writes memoirs (including the bestseller Running with Scissors which was made into a movie in 2006), as well as a sex column in DETAILS magazine, the occasional commentary for NPR, articles for New York Magazine, and essays for salon.com, Borders and Booksense.

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Vanderbilt genes
Transfixed by transsexuals
Model behavior
I dated an undertaker
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The rat/thing
Debby's requirements
Roof work
Beating Raoul
Holy blow job
Mark the shrink
Telemarketing revenge
My last first date
The schnauzer
Key worst
Ass burger
Life cycle of the North American opossum
Cunnilingusville
I kid you not
I'm gonna live forever
Total turnaround
Roid rage
Magical thinking
Puff derby
Meanwhile, back at the ranch
Up the escalator

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