Magical Thinking: True Stories

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True stories that give voice to the thoughts that we all have but dare not mention.

Magical Thinking

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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.

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Author Augusten Burroughs
Publisher Picador
Page Count 288pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.25
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date 2005
ISBN 978-0312315955

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