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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,529 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Augusten Burroughs Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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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, handsome (but lonely) and gay host of Slumber Party Sundown accidentally exposes himself in front of 60 million kids and their parents during a Toys for Tots segment, Sellevision faces its first big scandal.

As Max fails to find a new job in television, another host, the popular and perky Peggy Jean Smythe, is receiving sinister e-mails from a stalker about her appearance. Popping pills and drinking heavily, she fails to notice that her husband is spending a lot of time with the 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 thinks she can find Mr. Right via the Internet - if she can just stop her shopping addiction from taking over.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie | 2/6/2014

    " Very enjoyable. I always wanted to be on air talent for home shopping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherlynn | 2/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite books; laugh out loud! I can read over and over and it still cracks me up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Rivera | 1/10/2014

    " The characters are great in this book. I love the fiction from Burroughs. He should do more. These characters spiral down fast in a fast paced world of home shopping network. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 1/7/2014

    " You will never view QVC-type shows the same! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 12/25/2013

    " The only "fiction" book that Augusten Burroughs has, to date, published. Funny and silly. It is an easy read. Highly recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ANDY | 12/20/2013

    " Augusten does better with non-fiction than fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Radovich | 12/18/2013

    " I love this book. I actually bought it on tape so I could hear Augusten Burroughs read it out loud. I crack up sometimes just thinking about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/6/2013

    " A decent satire and an enjoyable read, but not as hilarious as his most famous work, Running with Scissors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johannah | 11/23/2013

    " not as funny as his memoirs, both story and characters easily forgotten. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 11/21/2013

    " I loved this book! The characters were so predictably fake; you just couldn't wait for the next awful thing to happen to them... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Grant | 11/11/2013

    " Totally weird but in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 11/6/2013

    " Slow start but great character buildup. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 10/24/2013

    " One of his early fiction, very funny and sometimes shocking. That Augusten has an interesting mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 10/10/2013

    " This was like listening to a soap opera. Augusten Burroughs certainly did his home-shopping research. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Pirog | 9/27/2013

    " I wish they'd make this into a film. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delia | 9/27/2013

    " This is Augusten's only work of fiction and it's a really enjoyable read. He wrote this in a weekend but it's just a hysterical account of a fictional QVC. Definitely worth reading on the beach this summer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celena | 9/12/2013

    " liked it but not nearly as good as his others "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Knauer | 7/6/2013

    " Funny-if you ever watch Home shopping network you will appreciate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BettyBolero | 6/6/2013

    " I like his memoirs better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 4/25/2013

    " I'm a big Augusten fan, but this book didn't do it for me. Cartoony characters, lots of cliches, predictable plot lines. This was his first novel, so perhaps he was still getting his bearings. He writes great memoir, and I hope he has a better novel than this in him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teeny | 4/24/2013

    " Hilarious spoof of QVC and other home-shopping deals "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 10/18/2012

    " A great summer/beach read, it's cheesey, campy, and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Taitt | 9/26/2012

    " I enjoyed it--the characters were not terribly likable and parts were annoying, but it made up for that by being funny and containing a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Knight | 9/25/2012

    " Definitely not as engrossing as Running With Scissors, but still a very enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 9/12/2012

    " Raunchy, crass, ridiculous, and absolutely hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victory Wong | 7/20/2012

    " I havne't read it but I accidentlaly clicked the stars. I expect it to be as good as the other books Augusten has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Johnson | 1/24/2012

    " this dude is crazy....read his books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tanya | 9/23/2011

    " Nowhere near as good as Running with Scissors and Possible side effects. It was too cheesy and not really that funny. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 shawn edgell | 9/12/2011

    " Listening on CD. Got about 20 minutes into it before I decided to abandon ship. Meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Francesca | 8/4/2011

    " eh....Burroughs first book, and it shows. the humor is self-conscious, his voice lacks confidence -- hold out for his non-fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 G L | 6/27/2011

    " This book was terrible but I just had to keep reading it because I was starved for another Augusten book after reading Running with Scissors and Dry...it was his only other published book at the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 6/19/2011

    " Funny book centered around various dramas of those who work for a home shopping network. I loved the wardrobe malfunction story of max, who is fired wen his penis slips out during a live segment, only for it to happen again ti someone else later. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawnekins | 6/16/2011

    " Completely hilarious...absolutely loved it!!! His writing is humorous and smart and totally outrageous. It is also so gripping you can't wait for the next chance to grab the book up again...loved it!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 6/7/2011

    " Fantastic book! Burroughs' first. His only novel I believe and it really is incredible. Hysterical, dark, and charming in its own way. If you like Burroughs even a smidgen, then you'll adore this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/20/2011

    " Funny, trashy, quick read. I loved it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/17/2011

    " Awesome! A quick read - I finished it on my day off. In typical Burroughs style, there is a lot in here not for the faint of heart, but I thought it was very entertaining - dark, funny, insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 5/16/2011

    " I have always been a fan of Burroughs writing style. Sellevision doesn't disappoint on the humor and there is a great twist at the end that you do not figure out until the end... at least I didn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherlynn | 5/15/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books; laugh out loud! I can read over and over and it still cracks me up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teddy | 5/8/2011

    " I feel like I'm missing something, though it's possible this book was simply over-hyped to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/11/2011

    " There's no great literary, spiritual or cultural merit here, just a funny and slightly raunchy send-up of television shopping channels and our consumer culture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 4/9/2011

    " Interesting premise, but the snark is so heavyhanded I didn't end up enjoying it that much. And I loves me some snark. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 3/28/2011

    " It was fine... Most likely would not recommend the book tho other unless there was absolutely nothing else in the vicinity too read. That being said, I do find some such enjoyment from bible thumper gone addict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 2/25/2011

    " A different place for Augusten Burroughs. Instead of the dark truths that we experience in other works of his, this is a lighthearted (well kind of) book that made me laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/15/2011

    " Sellevision is an enjoyably dark and humourous read based loosely on The Home Shopping Network and its seemingly perfect, over-coiffed hosts.

    It doesn't really have a plot but the characters spring from the pages with such life that I don't think it needs it. "

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