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Spanning from the surprisingly Machiavellian portrayal of his role in a Tang commercial at age seven to his more recent foray into dog ownership, Burroughs has what seems to be an endless supply of offbeat life experiences. Much like earlier David Sedaris collections (Barrel Fever or Naked), there are occasional fits and starts in the flow of the writing, but ultimately, Magical Thinking is worth reading (and re-reading). If youre familiar with Burroughs's memoirs, Running with Scissors, and Dry, you may find parts of Magical Thinking repetitive, since these essays bounce around in time between the other two. In fact, in an ideal world, this collection would have come first, as it offers an excellent introduction to Burroughs's fascinating life. --Vicky Griffith --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love Augusten Burroughs. His writing is something we can all connect to in some way or another.
And this collection of stories is perfect.
This books is great in the aspect that if you leave it for awhile it doesn't matter because each chapter is a new story all with a common humor and wit. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rhett Robotham
I'm a huge fan of Burroughs so I'm probably kind of biased but Magical Thinking is one of my favorite books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M.E.Evans
Burroughs' sarcasm and grudge humor is unique and unapologetic. I adored it!Published 4 months ago by Amanda
This was sent to a gay friend of mine who "never reads". He is reading it and loving it. I ( a straight female) won it and loved it too.Published 4 months ago by Linda Kidder