Possible Side Effects

  • by Augusten Burroughs
  • Narrated by Augusten Burroughs
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the million-copy best-selling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burrough's most provocative collection yet.



This audiobook is approved by those seeking pleasure, escape, amusement, enlightenment, or general distraction. It is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating.
In some studies, people reported inappropriate, convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation in the limbs, and sudden gasping. Fewer than 1 percent reported narcolepsy.
This audiobook has been shown to be especially helpful to those with parents, grandparents, life partners, and incontinent dogs.
Do not operate heavy machinery while listening to this program, until you know what effects it may have on you.
Ask your doctor about Possible Side Effects.

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What the Critics Say

"No one is funnier or more perceptive." (Publishers Weekly)
"Irreverence done to an amusing turn." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

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So funny

I really enjoyed this book, the way he writes is so funny and his melodramatic statements make you love him ('was this special premium extra-ply tissue? No? it seemed British people ALWAYS use tissues this soft!') as do some of the stories he tells (his fear of the tooth fairy). I also liked that each chapter was a pretty much unrelated story so dipping in and out meant you lost no continuity.

The only downside is that the narrator sounds bored when he reads, which detracts from the clever writing. Shame, since he's the author too and should have been more enthusiastic
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- Swirlypepper

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2006
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio