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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User Review  - Pat_F. - LibraryThing

Here's the ins and outs of a home shopping network cast of characters, as told via the warped perspective of the man who gave us Running with Scissors. Things are humming along nicely for everyone at ... Read full review

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User Review  - debbie.menzel - LibraryThing

This is fiction by Augusten Burroughs who is mostly known for his memoirs. This is a really funny story about people trying to make it in the business of Home Shopping TV. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
18
Section 3
31
Section 4
40
Section 5
51
Section 6
66
Section 7
77
Section 8
91
Section 11
123
Section 12
133
Section 13
153
Section 14
167
Section 15
175
Section 16
182
Section 17
195
Section 18
208

Section 9
100
Section 10
112

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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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