While the subject matter is rich in potential, Burroughs thoroughly fails to deliver. Listening to his memoir reminded me of reading students' (high school students, no less) personal essays - earnest, heartfelt, but embarrassingly tortured and cliched. The author's memoir amounts to no more than glorified adolescent navel gazing - which one can get plenty of by simply switching on MTV, or basking in the dreck that is "Dawson's Creek" or "The OC" or "One Tree Hill" or any number of other interchangeable teen shows on the WB. (What is disturbing is that Burroughs must have written this book in his late 20s, so why does it come so close to the writings of a 15 year old?)
More important than saving your money, save your time. If you purchase this audiobook and sit through the whole thing, you will have lost a precious lot of time (8hrs 30mins) that you will never, ever get back, and your life will have been poorer for it.