Title Magical Thinking: True Stories
Book Condition Used - Good
Publisher St. Martin's Press 2004/10/05 00:00:00.000
0312315945 / 9780312315948
Seller ID 299673
Burroughs,Augusten Magical Thinking: True Stories Edge and corner wear to dust jacket. Creases to dust jacket. Dust jacket is in good condition. Edge and corner wear to book. Remainder mark. Pages still clean and tight. Book is in good condition. All U.S. orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.
From the number-one bestselling author of "Running with Scissors" and "Dry "comes Augusten Burroughs's most eagerly anticipated collection yet: true stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention.
It begins with a Tang Instant-Breakfast Drink television commercial:
"Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." "I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "We want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require" more "than other people...."- from "Magical Thinking"'s "Commercial Break"
A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs's life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate, stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With "Magical Thinking," Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.