Possible Side Effects

ISBN-10: 031242681X

ISBN-13: 9780312426811

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Description: nbsp; National Bestseller nbsp; From the #1New York Timesbestselling author ofRunning with Scissorscomes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of stories yet. From nicotine gum addiction to lesbian personal ads to incontinent dogs,Possible Side Effectsmines Burroughs's life in a series of uproariously funny essays. These are stories that are uniquely Augusten, with all the over-the-top hilarity ofRunning with Scissors,the erudition ofDry,and the breadth ofMagical Thinking. nbsp; A collection that is universal in its appeal and unabashedly intimate,Possible Side Effectscontinues to explore that which is most personal, mirthful, disturbing, and cherished, with unmatched audacity. A cautionary tale in essay form. Be forewarned--hilarious, troubling, and shocking results might occur.

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.46" wide x 8.27" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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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