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									Augusten BurroughsAugusten Burroughs
When Augusten Burroughs released 2002's Running with Scissors -- his memoir about growing up in the mother of all dysfunctional families -- readers didn't know whether to drop their jaws in horror or hold their stomachs from laughing. Whatever reactions he gets from readers, Burroughs's gift for dishing on all things stranger than fiction has made him a bestselling author.

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Augusten Burroughs
Also Known As:
Augusten X. Burroughs
Current Home:
New York, New York and western Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
October 23, 1965
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
No formal education beyond elementary school
"I am awaiting my honorary doctorate in medicine from Harvard Medical School."

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								Possible Side Effects, Author: 
								Augusten Burroughs.

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Possible Side Effects
by Augusten Burroughs
Burroughs offers up another compilation of hilarious essays. Here, the author explores the concept of cause and effect, covering topics from doll collecting to the Tooth Fairy, eBay addiction and Julia Child.
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								Sellevision, Author: 
								Augusten Burroughs.
*  Sellevision (2000)
*  Running with Scissors: A Memoir (2002)
*  Dry: A Memoir (2003)
*  Magical Thinking: True Stories (2004)
*  Possible Side Effects (2006)

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								Running with Scissors: A Memoir, Author: 
								Augusten Burroughs.

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir
by Augusten Burroughs
The Washington Post called Burroughs's memoir about his dysfunctional upbringing "the most amazing book…hilarious, freaky-deaky, berserk, controlled, transcendent, touching, affectionate, vengeful, all-embracing. It makes you happy that there's such a thing in the world as a string of written words…" A film version starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow has been adapted for the silver screen.

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								Magical Thinking: True Stories, Author: 
								Augusten Burroughs.

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Magical Thinking: True Stories
by Augusten Burroughs
Burroughs's second collection set a new standard for the personal essay. Whether he's describing a contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady, or the simultaneous thrill and self-disgust that comes from killing a rodent in your home, Burroughs proves that his true tales are stranger -- and funnier -- than any fiction.

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								Confederacy of Dunces, Author: 
								John Kennedy Toole, Foreword by Walker Percy.

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Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole, Foreword by Walker Percy
We asked Burroughs to tell us about some of his favorite books, which include A Confederacy of Dunces. "The first time I read this book, I came to the last page and then turned right to the beginning and read it again, straight through," he recalls. "It’s a satiric masterpiece and features one of the most eccentric, insane, vividly realized characters ever created." Read on to learn more about Burroughs's best-loved books, including:

*The Member of the Wedding  by Carson McCullers
*Ethan Frome  by Edith Wharton
*The Kiss  by Kathryn Harrison
*She Got Up Off the Couch  by Haven Kimmel
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