Jay Parini enjoys Augusten Burroughs’s collection of personal essays, Magical Thinking. Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs’s collection of true stories, is outrageous, hilarious and a touching tribute to his partner, says Kim Bunce. Magical Thinking is a memoir by American writer Augusten Burroughs. The book contains stories from the adult life of the author. Excerpts from the chapter.

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I wouldn’t really call any of his writing “thoughtful,” per se, but these stories in particular seem a bit shallow which I’m sure he’d readily admit. Just like me baking dessert before making dinner. May 02, Hilary D rated it liked it. On another occasion, he threatens a kid who has been kicking him and stepping on his toes. Which for me is originality. And then there’s the chapter on telemarketers, and how they call numerous times at night and repeatedly, with the “frequent urgency of dumped boyfriends.

And he comes across as saying, “I don’t want to be defined by my homosexuality, but let me tell you about the catholic priests I’ve seduced,” or “my boyfriend likes big black men with tight butts It’s also fair warning for parents who read this book that Burroughs actively dislikes children.

The trick is to know that thinkjng will and not worry things to death. But spurned by a compulsion he did not understand, Burroughs began to write a novel.


Preview — Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs. I don’t care about selling things catchily. Martin’s is making a big push for Burroughs’s third book: May 03, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: The title fits this collection, which is full of chatty narratives in which the speaker seeks to influence the world in ways that it resists. I’ve done lots of things in odd orders.

Magical Thinking: True Stories

Other times were just plain squirmy for me. Augisten I decided to give Magical Thinking a chance because Burroughs was going back to his strength, and because rather than a full-length memoir, Magical Thinking is a series of short snippets of his A few years ago I read Running with Scissors and found it over-the-top but tolerable.

Even when we fight we fight inside a container of good. So I really have no wisdom to impart. I think this one is the last one for me, thanks. View all 3 comments.

Dead clever

They were just mean and bitchy rather than insightful and bitchy. And mabical reading pages today, that’s too much time to spend in one day about his boyfriend.

MT is the real shit. Ubrroughs really allows you into his mind and even though he’s still got his edge, he’s a bit vulnerable and more of a human being. This was when I read Dry 3 stars and his sensitive gay side comes out when he said inside the gay bar: Feb 21, David rated it really liked it.


Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs

There were a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, some cringe-worthy sections, and some thought-provoking essays. Later in life, Burroughs has a brief fling with another priest, who guides him into alcoholic recovery. As I read about Burroughs’ experiences dating an undertaker, getting blowjobs by priests and dealing with a psychotic hous Magjcal really love this book.

Here is an excerpt that depicts his wit, but also his honesty about his life experiences that have shaped him. Because the stories are short, pretty quick reads, it’s great for those times when you want something to read but have a lot of distractions around. Apr 14, Jennifer Stec rated it it burroguhs amazing. He has also headlined for the most prestigious literary festivals in the world, most recently the Melbourne writer’s Festival, where he and Germaine Greer delivered the keynote addresses on opening night.

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Another bunch of vulgar and lewd sob stories by a man with a severe case of exaggeration and trying to pass off fabrication as fact. Only love resides in your heart. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.