You've eaten too much chocolate at Christmas...but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot-tall-stuffed Santa? You ve seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover...but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself?
Augusten Burroughs has and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant and moving book he recounts Christmases past and present - as only he can.
With gimlet-eyed wit and brilliant prose, Augusten shows how the holiday brings out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.
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.