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Burroughs, Augusten

Overview
Works: 93 works in 704 publications in 18 languages and 25,246 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Humor  Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Satire  Satirical literature 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Creator, Other
Classifications: PS3552.U745, B
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Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darkly funny and gleefully mean-spirited, Sellevision explores greed, obsession and third tier celebrity, in the world of a fictional home shopping network. Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the much-loved and handsome (lonely and gay) host of 'Slumber Sunday Sundown' accidentally exposes himself in front of sixty million kids and their parents during a 'Toys for Tots' segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe is receiving sinister emails about her appearance from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere, until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision's star host, who finds Mr. Right through the Internet- if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over"--Page 4 of cover
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs( Recording )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the troubled world of Sellevision, America's premier retail broadcasting network. When Max Andrews, the beloved host of Slumber Sunday Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of sixty million kids and their parents during a segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal. As Max fails to find a job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the very young babysitter who lives next door. Then there's Leigh, whose affair with Sellevision boss Howard Toast is going nowhere until she exposes him on air; and Bebe, Sellevision's star host, who may find Mr. Right online--if only she could stop her shopping addiction from taking over
Look me in the eye : my life with asperger's by John Elder Robison( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes life growing up different in an odd family, his unusual talents, his struggle to live a "normal" life, his diagnosis at the age of forty with Asperger's syndrome, and the dramatic changes that have occurred since that diagnosis
Running with scissors : a memoir by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of a boy whose mother gave him away to be raised by a psychiatrist. He had to survive a bizarre household where there were no rules
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's account of living with Asperger's syndrome. Beginning with his painful childhood, along with his abusive alcoholic father and his mentally disturbed mother, he describes how from nursery school on he could not communicate effectively with others, something his brain is not wired to do, since kids with Asperger's don't recognize common social cues and body language or facial expressions. Failing in junior high, Robison was encouraged by some audiovisual teachers to fix their broken equipment, and he discovered a more comfortable world of machines and circuits, of muted colors, soft light, and mechanical perfection. This led to jobs (and many hilarious events) in worlds where strange behavior is seen as normal: developing intricate rocket-shooting guitars for the rock band Kiss and computerized toys for the Milton Bradley Company. Finally, at age 40, while he was running a successful business repairing high-end cars, a therapist correctly diagnosed him as having Asperger's. In the end, the author succeeds in his goal of helping those who are struggling to grow up or live with Asperger's to see how it is not a disease but a way of being that needs no cure except understanding and encouragement from others
This is how : surviving what you think you can't by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life, and has faced more than his fair share of humiliation, transformation and everything in between
Running with scissors by Ryan Murphy( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how a boy was abandoned by his mother [Suffering from Bipolar] and how he, later, abandoned her. The year he'll be 14, the parents of Augusten Burroughs (1965- ) divorce, and his mother, who thinks of herself as a fine poet on the verge of fame, delivers him to the eccentric household of her psychiatrist, Dr. Finch. During that year, Augusten avoids school, keeps a journal, and practices cosmetology. His mother's mental illness worsens, he takes an older lover, he finds friendship with Finch's younger daughter, and he's the occasional recipient of gifts from an unlikely benefactor. Can he survive to come of age? Written by {jhailey@hotmail.com}
Dry by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twentysomething guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much forso long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life--and live it sober."
Yi dao wei jian kuang xiang qu by Bo luo si( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possible side effects by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is approved for consumption by those seeking pleasure, escape, amusement, enlightenment, or general distraction. This book is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating. In studies, some readers reported inappropriate convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation in the limbs and sudden gasping. Less than one per cent reported narcolepsy. Do not operate heavy machinery while reading this book, until you know what effects it may have on you. Ask your Atlantic Books sales representative about Possible Side Effects
Feng kuang gou wu pin dao by Bo Luo Si( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hou da la! by Boluosi( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dry by Augusten Burroughs( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twentysomething guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life - and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power
Lust & wonder by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The instant New York Times bestseller Lust: 1. intense sexual desire or appetite 2.a passionate or overmastering desire or craving 3.ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish. Wonder: 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment,or admiration 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration 3. a miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man's life. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for. His story began in Running with Scissors, endured through Dry, and continues with this memoir, the capstone to the life of Augusten Burroughs. Funny, sweet, alarming, and ultimately, moving and tender, Lust Wonder is an experience of a book that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again
Pensée magique : roman by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles. Roman d'humour. Roman personnel
Running with scissors : [a memoir] by Augusten Burroughs( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. At the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy and if things got dull an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances
Déboire : récit by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is how : [proven aid in overcoming shyness, molestation, fatness, spinsterhood, grief, disease, lushery, decrepitude & more : for young and old alike] by Augusten Burroughs( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking book that explores how to survive the "un-survivable" and will challenge your notion of self-help books To say that Augusten Burroughs has lived an unusual life is an understatement. From having no formal education past third grade and being raised by his mother's psychiatrist in the seventies to enjoying one of the most successful advertising careers of the eighties to experiencing a spectacular downfall and rehab stint in the nineties to having a number one bestselling writing career in the new millennium, Burroughs has faced humiliation, transformation and everything in between. This Is How is his no-holds-barred book of advice on topics as varied as: How to feel like crap How to ride an elevator How to be thin How to be fat How to find love How to feel sorry for yourself How to get the job How to end your life How to remain unhealed How to finish your drink How to regret as little as possible And much more Told with Burroughs's unique voice, black humor, and in-your-face advice, This is How is Running With Scissors-with recipes
Droog by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droog is het verhaal van een man die probeert om zijn herinneringen te verdrinken, zijn demonen te verjagen en zijn verleden te vergeten. Totale ontluistering, beschreven met een originele stem, droge humor, zelfspot en nietsontziende eerlijkheid. Augusten Burroughs heeft een goedbetaalde baan als reclameschrijver in Manhattan, maar zijn privéleven is een ramp. De demonen uit zijn jeugd achtervolgen hem, hij is intens eenzaam en houdt tegelijkertijd angstvallig afstand van degene die van hem houdt. Zijn appartement is een zee van lege whiskyflessen en hij sprenkelt op zijn werk eau de toilette op zijn tong in een vergeefse poging de alcoholdampen te verhullen. Als zijn baas erop staat dat hij hulp zoekt, belandt Augusten in de grimmige realiteit van een ontwenningskliniek, met papieren ziekenhuisslippers, bizarre medeverslaafden, counseling en het gebruik van knuffels in groepstherapie. Augusten wordt gedwongen zichzelf onder de loep te nemen en er begint iets te klikken. Terug in Manhattan komt hij erachter dat afkicken één ding is maar dat het iets anders is om je oude leven weer op te pakken, maar dan zonder de alcohol die daarvan de basis vormde. Zijn gevecht om nuchter te blijven wordt zwaarder en het verslag ervan schokkender wanneer Burroughs een verhouding begint met een crack-verslaafde
Trocken! Roman by Augusten Burroughs( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine aufrichtige, peinigende und gleichzeitig brüllend komische Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen existenzbedrohenden Alkoholsucht - wer wäre besser in der Lage, so ein Erinnerungsbuch zu schreiben, als Augusten Burroughs? Manhattan in den 90er Jahren: Augusten hat seine Albtraumkindheit hinter sich gelassen und ist ein sehr erfolgreicher Werbetexter geworden. Sein Privatleben allerdings - Überraschung! - ist ein Desaster. Das superschicke Apartment starrt vor Leergut. Wenn andere nach drei, vier Cocktails nach Hause gehen, fängt für Augusten der Spaß erst richtig an. Und zur Arbeit am nächsten Tag schafft er es auch irgendwie - zur Not mit Aftershave als Mundwasser
 
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Sellevision
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SellevisionLook me in the eye : my life with asperger'sRunning with scissors : a memoirLook me in the eye : my life with Asperger'sDryPossible side effectsRunning with scissors : [a memoir]
Alternative Names
Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs American writer

Augusten Burroughs Amerikaans schrijver

Augusten Burroughs écrivain américain

Augusten Burroughs escriptor estatunidenc

Augusten Burroughs escritor estadounidense

Augusten Burroughs pisarz amerykański

Augusten Burroughs scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Augusten Burroughs scrittore statunitense

Augusten Burroughs shkrimtar amerikan

Augusten Burroughs US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Augusten Burroughs yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Robison, Christopher

Robison Christopher (1965-)

Огюстен Берроуз американский писатель

اوجسطين بوروز

أوغسطين بوروز كاتب أمريكي

버로스, 어거스텐 1965-

オーガステン・バロウズ

バロウズ, オーガステン

奥古斯汀·巴勒斯 美國作家

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