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Possible Side Effects

Augusten Burroughs

4 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction

'Energetic and funny and idiosyncratic' [The Age]

'It's clear why Burroughs was named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly' [Herald Sun]

'one of the most compelling and screamingly funny voices of the new century' [USA Today]

'deliciously perverse' [People]

From the million-copy bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs' most provocative collection of true stories yet - a cautionary tale in essay form.
Possible Side Effects enlightens us on the concept of cause and effect with its highly entertaining and amusing exploration of: Doll collecting. The Tooth Fairy. Incontinent dogs. Ebay addiction. Hot cardiologists. Available locksmiths. Lesbian personal ads. Junior Mints. Blind dates. Nicorette gum. Coffins (as bookcases). Grandmothers. Dry skin. College T-shirts. Santa Claus. Enforcing traffic laws. Julia Child.

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Praise for Possible Side Effects

  • 'Energetic and funny and idiosyncratic' [The Age]

  • 'It's clear why Burroughs was named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly' [Herald Sun]

  • 'one of the most compelling and screamingly funny voices of the new century' [USA Today]

  • 'deliciously perverse' [People]

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Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs has been an advertising copywriter since the age of 19. Augusten's father is the head of the Philosophy Department at University of Massachusetts. He describes his mother as a 'mad lesbian poet of the Anne Sexton generation.' Burroughs never completed any formal education after the third grade. He's held jobs as a dog trainer and a candy-store clerk (fired for stealing) and failed as a male model. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling Running with Scissors and Sellevision. He lives in New York City.

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