You Better Not Cry: True Stories for Christmas

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Atlantic Books, Aug 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages

From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes a
A wonderfully twisted collection of true Christmas stories.

Of course you've eaten too much chocolate at Christmas, but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot-stuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses, but have you ever made your own gingerbread block of flats? You've woken up with a hangover, but have you ever woken up lying next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection of true stories, he recounts Christmases past and present - as only he can.

With gimlet-eyed wit, Augusten Burroughs shows how Christmas can bring out the worst in us and sometimes - just sometimes - the very, very best.

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs is a collection of Christmas essays that range from exceedingly funny to mind-blowingly sad. I was practically in tears after reading the second to last essay ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kaysbooks - LibraryThing

These are some stories, memories, of Christmas past by Burroughs. The first ones are from his childhood when little Augusten didn’t know the difference between Santa and Jesus or just wanted all the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking and Possible Side Effects, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and are published around the world. A film version of Running with Scissors starring Annette Benning and Gwyneth Paltrow 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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