Sellevision: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 7, 2000 - Fiction - 229 pages
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The hilarious first novel by the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors, Dry, A Wolf at the Table, and You Better Not Cry, Sellevision is Augusten Burrough's darkly funny and vastly entertaining skewering of a very troubled home-shopping channel.

Welcome to the world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much loved and handsome (that is, lonely and gay) host of a "Toys for Tots" segment, accidentally exposes himself in front of millions of kids, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max struggles to find a new job in television, the popular and perky host Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with married Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she announces their relationship on air. A blistering satire of our overcharged, scandal-obsessed world, Sellevision is "an absolute howl . . . wicked fun" (New York Daily News).

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Sellevision

User Review  - valeriecm - Overstock.com

I am a huge fan of Augusten Burroughs. I have been looking for this book for quite a while and only was able to find it on Overstock.com. I have not finished it yet but so far so good. He has a real knack for description. Read full review

Hilarious!

User Review  - rg777 - Overstock.com

As always the shipping was quick and this book is hilarious! Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Augusten Burroughs was raised in Amherst, Massachusetts. An advertising copywriter since the age of 19, he lives in New York City. Sellevision is his first novel.

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