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Possible Side Effects

Augusten Burroughs; Read by the author

Macmillan Audio

From the million-copy bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs’s most provocative collection yet.
This audiobook is approved for consumption by those seeking pleasure, escape, amusement, enlightenment, or general distraction. This audiobook is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating. In studies, some people reported inappropriate, convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation in the limbs, and sudden gasping. Fewer than 1 percent reported narcolepsy. Doll collectors may experience special sensitivity, as may discourteous drivers, candy-company brand managers, and nicotine-gum users. This audiobook has been shown to be especially helpful to those with parents, grandparents, life partners, and incontinent dogs. People with dry, cracked skin have responded well to this audiobook, as have people with certain heart conditions. Do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this book, until you know what effects it may have on you. This audiobook is contraindicated in those suffering from certain psychiatric disorders, including---but not limited to---listeners afflicted with anhedonia, which is the inability to experience pleasure.  Ask your doctor about Possible Side Effects.

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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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Praise for Possible Side Effects

Praise for Running with Scissors:
"A flawless audio adaptation of his alternately riotous and heartbreaking memoir." --Publishers Weekly

"Burroughs's account of his deranged adolescence is clear-eyed and often wildly funny. To hear it not only in his own words, but in his own voice in this fine production is ideal."--AudioFile

"There is a dusting of David Sedaris in Burroughs's style, a laughing-through-your-tears candor that's as appealing as the situations are appalling."--BookPage

Praise for Dry:
"Burroughs's telling of the tale alternates among hilarious, pathetic, existential, and hopeful. It is an earnest and cautionary tale of calamity, brimming with often Sedaris-like darkly comic quips…Burroughs's slight Southern accent and gentle yet glib delivery should summon empathy on the listener's part that may have been lost with another reader." --Publishers Weekly

"[Burroughs's] performance blends self-deprecating black humor with wise-cracking confidence. His natural (or hard-learned) wit and charm keep the listener rooting for his success." --AudioFile

"There's an emotional truth that comes through here, along with a vivid prose style and a nice talent for reading in the voices of various participants in the tale. All together, it makes for a memoir well worth listening to."--The Providence Journal

"Burroughs is a born monologist… As effective as the printed books are, the audiobook editions--which Burroughs himself presents--offer an even more sublime personal mixture of humor and revelation." --Audiobookstoday.com

Praise for Magical Thinking:
"Burroughs excels in his personifications of others, whether portraying a domineering cleaning woman or an overbearing boss. While some may secretly wish for the death of such a boss, though, Burroughs admits openly and proudly that he believes he can will it to happen. That attitude, which is accentuated by his reading, makes this audiobook a true guilty pleasure." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Running with Scissors:
"A flawless audio adaptation of his alternately riotous and heartbreaking memoir." --Publishers Weekly

"Burroughs's account of his deranged adolescence is clear-eyed and often wildly funny. To hear it not only in his own words, but in his own voice in this fine production is ideal."--AudioFile

"There is a dusting of David Sedaris in Burroughs's style, a laughing-through-your-tears candor that's as appealing as the situations are appalling."--BookPage

Praise for Dry:
"Burroughs's telling of the tale alternates among hilarious, pathetic, existential, and hopeful. It is an earnest and cautionary tale of calamity, brimming with often Sedaris-like darkly comic quips…Burroughs's slight Southern accent and gentle yet glib delivery should summon empathy on the listener's part that may have been lost with another reader." --Publishers Weekly

"[Burroughs's] performance blends self-deprecating black humor with wise-cracking confidence. His natural (or hard-learned) wit and charm keep the listener rooting for his success." --AudioFile

"There's an emotional truth that comes through here, along with a vivid prose style and a nice talent for reading in the voices of various participants in the tale. All together, it makes for a memoir well worth listening to."--The Providence Journal

"Burroughs is a born monologist… As effective as the printed books are, the audiobook editions--which Burroughs himself presents--offer an even more sublime personal mixture of humor and revelation." --Audiobookstoday.com

Praise for Magical Thinking:
"Burroughs excels in his personifications of others, whether portraying a domineering cleaning woman or an overbearing boss. While some may secretly wish for the death of such a boss, though, Burroughs admits openly and proudly that he believes he can will it to happen. That attitude, which is accentuated by his reading, makes this audiobook a true guilty pleasure." --Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Augusten Burroughs; Read by the author

  • Augusten Burroughs is the New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry and Magical Thinking. He is also the author of Sellevision.
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