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"This collection showcases Burroughs's sharp, funny and sometimes brilliant writing....Burroughs's smooth prose, peppered with charming and awkward moments, is occasionally reminiscent of David Sedaris and David Rakoff. But he's no imitator of those essayists. Rather, Burroughs ambles toward insight in a continual state of self-examination and just happens to have peculiar adventures along the way." (Publishers Weekly)
Witty, sarcastic, tragic
This is a very funny book, although, sometimes I want to make Augusten go stand in the corner.
I finished reading this because I was hoping for some growth or redemption -- a learning experience that will turn this person into a true contributor to betterment of the human condition.
Didn't happen. Self-absorbed, hedonistic, pathetic. At least someone loves him. At least he has no intention of procreating or parenting the next generation. At least he was honest with us.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I got this book. But It proved to be interesting, entertaining and thought provoking. You really get to see things from another side of the coin. If you think you have had an interesting life, you will think again when you have heard this book.
Bright, funny, observant, literate, and lyrical. Burroughs is brilliant. When I want non-fiction, he and David Sedaris can make me laugh even on the cloudiest of days, while simultaneously making me think of things in new and different ways. Truly one of the most clever and thoughtful writers of our time. A writer I'd love to sit and shoot the bull with.
I didn't think this book was funny or remotely interesting. I was stuck on a plane with nothing to do and I couldn't get past the first hour.
I've listened to his other books and enjoyed them a lot. I can't say the same about this book. The entire chapter about trying to kill the mouse with bug killer bothered me so much that I had to stop listening. It wasn't funny.
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