Augusten Burroughs

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Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. He is also the author of the novel Sellevision, which is currently in development for film. The film version of Running with Scissors, directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt, was released in October 2006 and starred Joseph Cross, Brian Cox, Annette Bening (nominated for a Golden Globe for her role), Alec Baldwin and Evan Rachel Wood. Augusten's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. In 2005 Entertainment Weekly named him one of “The 25 Funniest People in America.” He resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.


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In Studio: Augusten Burroughs

Go behind the scenes with Augusten as he records pages for the audiobook for A Wolf at the Table.

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Augusten Burroughs - You Better Not Cry - Book Trailer

A book promotion for You Better Not Cry, a collection of short stories from author Augusten Burroughs.

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Augusten Burroughs discusses A Wolf at the Table

Augusten Burroughs discusses the audio book adaption of his memoir, A Wolf at the Table.

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A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to bestselling author Augusten Burroughs read from his memoir A Wolf at the Table in this audiobook excerpt. Nominated for the 2009 Audiobook of the Year, the audiobook features exclusive original songs from Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson, and Tegan Quin from Tegan and Sara.

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Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to bestselling author Augusten Burroughs read from his book Possible Side Effects in this audiobook excerpt. 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.

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Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear bestselling author Augusten Burroughs read from his book Magical Thinking: True Stories. From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial when Augusten was seven.

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Dry by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to bestselling author Augusten Burroughs read from his memoir Dry. From the New York Times Bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun his past. When the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten had twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all.

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You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear bestselling author Augusten Burroughs read from his book You Better Not Cry, a New York Times bestselling collection of Christmas stories from the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors. You've eaten too much candy at Christmas...but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot stuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement?

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Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Augusten Burroughs' novel Sellevision. 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.

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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt to hear Augusten Burroughs read from his bestselling memoir Running with Scissors, the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of being Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain.

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Dry
Dry

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback. “I was addicted to “Bewitched” as...


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This Is How

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book by Augusten Burroughs that explores how to survive what you...


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Take Five: Four Favorite Essays Plus One Never-Been-Seen Essay

Augusten Burroughs
St. Martin's Press

From the number-one bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes TAKE FIVE, a mini collection of true stories that give voice to the thoughts that...


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Sellevision

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

Ruthless ambition. Sex with minors. And Princess Diana key fobs. Operators are standing by.


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You Better Not Cry

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made...


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A Wolf at the Table

Augusten Burroughs; Original music by Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson, and Tegan Quin
Picador

Nominated for the 2009 Audiobook of the Year “As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried...


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Possible Side Effects

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

National Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of...


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Magical Thinking

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True...


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Running with Scissors

Augusten Burroughs
Picador

The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true...


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