Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking

True Stories

Unknown - 2004
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From the number-one bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" and "Dry "comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention.
It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial:
"Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." "I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require" more "than other people...."- from "Magical Thinking"'s "Commercial Break"
A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With "Magical Thinking," Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, c2004.
ISBN: 9781593974213
1593974213
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD 813 BUR B
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (9 hrs.)

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