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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of true stories yet. From nicotine gum addiction to lesbian personal ads to incontinent dogs, Possible Side Effects mines Burroughs's life in a series of uproariously funny essays. These are stories that are uniquely Augusten, with all the over-the-top hilarity of Running with Scissors, the erudition of Dry, and the breadth of Magical Thinking. A collection that is universal in its appeal and unabashedly intimate, Possible Side Effects continues 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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From the bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" comes his most provocative collection of true stories yet. Readers should be forewarned and read the label: hilarious, troubling, and shocking results might occur.

Synopsis:

 National Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of true stories yet. From nicotine gum addiction to lesbian personal ads to incontinent dogs, Possible Side Effects mines Burroughs's life in a series of uproariously funny essays. These are stories that are uniquely Augusten, with all the over-the-top hilarity of Running with Scissors, the erudition of Dry, and the breadth of Magical Thinking. A collection that is universal in its appeal and unabashedly intimate, Possible Side Effects continues 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.

About the Author

Augusten Burroughs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Sellevision, Dry, and Magical Thinking. A film version of Running with Scissors was adapted for the screen by Ryan Murphy. Augusten has been named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.

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TDB, April 6, 2008 (view all comments by TDB)
"Possible Side Effects" is a hysterical, funny collection of various short stories from the author of "Running With Scissors". Some of these are so crazy, you'd swear they were totally made up! Most are extremely funny, with a few emotional and a bit sad. Was glad that the book is a good mix of stories from his childhood, as well as his life as an adult living in NYC. An excellent book choice for laughter. A warning though, it does contain "adult content and language" in some of the short stories.
Also, the audiobook is read by the author. So funny.
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WeeklyReader, April 5, 2007 (view all comments by WeeklyReader)
This is my third AB book after Running With Scissors and Magical Thinking. Liked this one better than the 2nd but not as well as the first. Stilol, I give it 4 stars because by this time, I feel like I know the guy and his writing is so conversational, each piece is like getting a letter.
These are essays, mostly short, about everything from holing up in an expensive hotel room to house training dogs. A humorous voice, if not always a "funny" one.

Would like to see AB write a novel, but maybe fiction just isn't his skill - even though some of the "true" stories here have a fantasy quality to them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312426811
Author:
Burroughs, Augusten
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Health/Exercise & Fitness
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Burroughs, Augusten - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography-Health and Fitness
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.53 x 0.855 in

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Product details 304 pages Picador USA - English 9780312426811 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" comes his most provocative collection of true stories yet. Readers should be forewarned and read the label: hilarious, troubling, and shocking results might occur.
"Synopsis" by ,  National Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of true stories yet. From nicotine gum addiction to lesbian personal ads to incontinent dogs, Possible Side Effects mines Burroughs's life in a series of uproariously funny essays. These are stories that are uniquely Augusten, with all the over-the-top hilarity of Running with Scissors, the erudition of Dry, and the breadth of Magical Thinking. A collection that is universal in its appeal and unabashedly intimate, Possible Side Effects continues 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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