Magical Thinking: True Stories

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial when Augusten was seven. Then there is the contest of wills with the deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. Dating an undertaker and much more. A collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate and very funny.
  

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I love his writing style. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Lizabeth - Goodreads

I loved this book...I laughed at his absurd upbringing and perspective, and shuddered with revulsion at the abuse and neglect the author suffered. Yet, his writing demonstrates a resilient soul who isn't stuck in his past. Read full review

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User Review  - Sphinx Feathers - Goodreads

I love everything that Augusten Burroughs. Everything he writes has me giggling and simultaneously dropping my jaw in amazement that he has survived his childhood. Of all of his books, I found this ... Read full review

Contents

VANDERBILT GENES
17
TRANSFIXED BY TRANSSEXUALS
25
MODEL BEHAVIOR
31
DATED AN UNDERTAKER
43
AND Now A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR
51
THE RATTHING
63
DEBBYS REQUIREMENTS
73
ROOF WORK
97
TELEMARKETING REVENGE
137
THE SCHNAUZER
155
Ass BURGER
171
CUNNILINGUSVILLE
189
TOTAL TURNAROUND
213
MAGICAL THINKING
233
MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH
251
Copyright

HOLY BLOW JOB
117

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About the author (2005)

Augusten Burroughs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry, and, most recently, Possible Side Effects, which have also been New York Times bestsellers and are published around the world. A film version of Running with Scissors was adapted for the screen by Ryan Murphy. Augusten has been named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City and western Massachusetts.

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