Sunday, January 29, 2006

Augusten Burroughs

interviewed in the Independent. It's a nice piece, too; I love Burroughs, I thought that Running with Scissors and Dry were both absolutely excellent. I bought them in the bookstore in the middle of South Station a couple of years ago when I was coming back to NY from (what was it? American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, most likely) some sort of conference, and just devoured them on Amtrak--I think I was finishing the second as the train pulled into Penn Station. Very enjoyable and also thought-provoking reading.

(Thanks to Sarah for the link.)


  1. I finished reading last night MAGICAL THINKING by Augusten Burroughs and it is hysterical. I laughed out loud which is often from reading a book. My wife is reading it at this moment and i hear her laughing in the other room. The story about his maid is particularly funny. The book is a must read. I can't wait to get his other books. I believe a movie is being made of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS.

  2. I am starting to get your taste. i think you might like this: Cold Skin : A Novel by Albert Sanchez Pinol.