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Sellevision | [Augusten Burroughs]

Sellevision

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a new job in TV, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance.
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Publisher's Summary

Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession, and third-tier celebrity in the world of a fictional home-shopping network.

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a "Toys for Tots" segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal.

As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she exposes him on air, and Bebe, Sellevision's star host, who thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

©2000 Augusten Burroughs (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

"First-time novelist Burroughs writes fluidly and shows a flair for fun, campy material." (Booklist) "A relentless spoof....This kaleidoscope of gleefully salacious intrigue aims to titillate and amuse in a purposefully over-the-top way." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Leslie Cheyenne, WY 05-18-12
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    "My first audiobook - No regrets."

    This is the first audiobook I've completed (second attempted) and I really enjoyed it. The narration was great - I was happy with the changes between characters and I found the narrators voice to be pleasant. The story itself was funny, engaging and sometimes dark. I felt that even though there was an ensemble cast everyone was given a good amount of time and I wasn't left wondering where anyone's story left off. If you're looking for something that will hold your interest I definitely recommend this.

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    James Denton, TX, USA 05-02-08
    James Denton, TX, USA 05-02-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Delightful Entertainment"

    A departure from Burrough's memoirs, but a delightful intertwining of plots, personalities and twists. At times a bit complicated, but a true soap opera novel. Seems to have left open room for a sequel...

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    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 05-03-08
    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 05-03-08 Member Since 2005
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    "A Peek behind the Scenes.."

    This is one funny piece of fiction...a peek behind the scenes of a pert of middle class America. If you have every been flipping channels at 3am you will laught out lound at this story!

    WELCOME to Sellevision! From the prissy high and mighty star who loves her pills a little too much to the accidental Host's embarrassing exposure. exposure which down the road translates a a very lucrative career...you just never want it to end.


    Great Fiction from the author!! Great narrator also!

    I would love to see this go to the screen!Robert Downy Jr. a must in the movie!

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    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 06-09-11
    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 06-09-11

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    "good and funny"

    Fun listen!! Characters are interesting!! Reader Robin Miles does a great job with the characters (i always love listening to her!)

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    "Hilarious"

    I really enjoyed this book , and narrator Robin Miles did a really good job

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, it was kind of boring.


    What was most disappointing about Augusten Burroughs’s story?

    It didn't make a lot of sense.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't know.


    Do you think Sellevision needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

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    This was a very enjoyable listen. There were some very funny parts in it and there were some interesting revelations at the end. The reader is very good as well. However, I don't think this book is suitable for anyone under the age of 18, as it contains strong adult content and language.

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