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ONE OF MY HEROES,
This review is from: Possible Side Effects (Hardcover)
more weirdness from my favorite writer. vignettes ranging from being terrorized by the tooth fairy to a dog named cow. delighted to see an appearance from his bizarre family again. maybe because his family's neurosis resembled mine. slightly twisted, slightly campy, always funny. some might find his humor a little too dark, not me. he's also discovered he's no longer unrecognizable to the public. my favorite chapter is the one on his brother who for years went undiagnosed with asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism. their interaction with each other is often hilarious, and I loved his brother's nickname's for his family, augusten was "varmint", mom was "slave" and dad "stupid". the back flap has augusten's website address. where he previews his next three books. many giggles throughout, and every bit as funny as anything david sedaris has written. seemingly effortless writing, and razor sharp wit. some may say that it's not up to his usual high standards, but I disagree.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2007 12:29:01 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I couldn't agree more. Assburger! I've read all of his books and I loved this. I've re-read it 3 times. I never tire of him.
Posted on Oct 24, 2008 7:14:54 PM PDT
John J. Avery says:
thanks amazon for kicking off the most helpful page! I was there a while, thanks for replacing me with a review of little substance!
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