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Magical Thinking: True Stories


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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.


From the bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" and "Dry" comes a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection of true stories.

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Augusten Burroughs is the New York Times bestselling author of Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. He lives in New York City and Massachusetts.

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jthinks, August 12, 2010 (view all comments by jthinks)
Top pick for something to read while flying coast to coast with minimally needy children. Extremely entertaining. Augusten Burroughs and I are just about the same age, so his many cultural references are perfectly timed for me. They would invoke maudlin nostalgia, except that he is so devilish. Instead they remind me of the bittersweet angst of childhood and adolescence, which I much prefer.
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talaney, July 21, 2007 (view all comments by talaney)
I laughed out loud in so many places while reading 'Magical Thinking' by Augusten Burroughs. He's the guy who wrote 'Running With Scissors', so if you read that and liked it, you'll love this book! It's filled with 27 short, true stories of the author's life. This book makes me wish I knew him in person.
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Burroughs, Augusten
Picador USA
Authors, American
Novelists, American
Personal Memoirs
General Biography
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Form - Essays
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8.25 x 5.51 x 0.83 in

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