Magical Thinking

  • by Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by Augusten Burroughs
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 drives a mini-van. 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.

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What the Critics Say

"This collection showcases Burroughs's sharp, funny, and sometimes brilliant writing....Burroughs's smooth prose, peppered with charming and awkward moments, is occasionally reminiscent of David Sedaris and David Rakoff. But he's no imitator of those essayists. Rather, Burroughs ambles toward insight in a continual state of self-examination and just happens to have peculiar adventures along the way." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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really funny

these short stories are so funny, great on the Ipod as a treat when doing something boring. one of the only audiobooks I listen to over again. Made me laugh out loud!
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- L. northover

Great Book

Bought this book last month and listened to it within the space of two days. This book is comic and interesting. It is honest and makes for great listening especially the chapter on Augusten's cleaning lady. A must!!
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2004
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio