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Magical Thinking: True Stories


Augusten Burroughs's "Running with Scissors" was 'funnier and more alarming than any memoir in recent history' ("Independent on Sunday"). "Dry" ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.201

Horribly funny and honest

by Azzie on May 22, 2009

If you like reading about a mean person who is honest about being a mean person, then anything by Augusten Burroghs is for you! Magical Thinking is a collection of anecdotes about Burroughs life from childhood to the present. With a funny, cutting and endearingly self-deprecating voice, Burroughs ... More


Love Augusten!

by mamajodi on Feb 13, 2009

If you've read anything else from Augusten then you must read everything! He has a brilliant way of 'being human' in his story telling - a way with sharing his most intimate moments in humorous light that makes you not want to put the book down till you are finish! More


Great follow up to Dry

by MatthewW on Jan 31, 2008

I really enjoyed the stories in this book, they range from Augusten's youth to his present life. A Very entertaining deeper look into Mr. Bouroughs' life. Stories get a little a watered down towards the end as Bouroughs attempts to make the mundayne more compelling. More


Pure Magic

by harv681 on Jun 5, 2007

Augusten Burroughs takes life--the mundane and the heartbreakingly tragic--and turns it into hysteria. I had read and thoroughly enjoyed "Possible Side Effects," and had read and was (very) disturbed by "Running with Scissors" (o.k. so shoot me--I'm a Mom; I find neglect and abuse disturbing). Magical ... More


I Still Love Augusten

by bonzo on May 20, 2007

After reading Running with Scissors, I NEEDED Burroughs. I craved his writing and his deliciously desturbing stories. Magical Thinking, with a beautiful and interesting cover matched with an inticing title, caught my attention. While it was interesting most of the time and his writing style can keep ... More

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