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3.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 53.29 out of 5 3.29 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Augusten Burroughs Narrator: Augusten Burroughs Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781427207746
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You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-foot stuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You’ve woken up with a hangover…but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection he recounts Christmases past and present—as only he could. With gimlet-eyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 6/29/2011

    " Hilarious! Makes me want to read his other books. It gets rather sappy at the end, but worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/29/2011

    " Absolutly hilarious! A friend gave me this book to read. After finishing I went on-line to order more of his books. I recommend this book to anyone looking to laugh.....ALOT! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 6/12/2011

    " I gave it 2 stars, only because it just wasn't that interest to me. But the writing is good, the stories well done. Others may find this a very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H3yd00 | 3/30/2011

    " Really enjoyed this. Wrong season, I know, but it was still enjoyable. Last stories were sad, wasn't expecting that, but overall, a funny book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Deb | 3/28/2011

    " First, I have this as an audiobook. Second, Mr. Burroughs is the narrator, which I think was a big mistake. I marked this as "read," but we haven't been able to finish it. I'll probably try again someday. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoy his stories, but I find it odd that Burroughs does a poor job reading his own work. He's concentrating so hard on being clear that sounds unnatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jody | 3/24/2011

    " I had a few good laughs, but it wasn't as completely hilarious as I am accustomed to from Mr. Burroughs. A good read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 3/19/2011

    " Very entertaining! Might have to read more by A.B.! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 3/8/2011

    " I did enjoy the story about Santa and Jesus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy | 2/22/2011

    " While I always enjoy Burrough's prose to some degree, and there were a some humorous and/or poignant moments in this book, I did not particularly enjoy the book nor would I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elle | 2/10/2011

    " Look, I love Augusten Burroughs and I always enjoy his books. This was not my ultimate favorite, but I would also not recommend reading it in the midst of your February doldrums. Just a thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2011

    " Gorgeously written. I nearly cried at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/7/2011

    " A very interesting collection of memories from 1 person's perspective. A very interesting way to see the Holidays! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 2/6/2011

    " At first I thought the humor in this book would be too dark for me, but as the stories continued I started to really like his writing style. And the gingerbread house story made me laugh out loud! "

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About the Author
Author Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs is the author of the autobiographical works Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, Possible Side Effects, and A Wolf at the Table, all of which were New York Times bestsellers. Running with Scissors remained on the bestseller list for over two consecutive years and was made into a Golden Globe-nominated film starring Annette Bening. His only novel, Sellevision, is currently in development as a series for NBC. Dry, Augusten’s memoir of his alcoholism and recovery, is being developed by Showtime. In addition, Burroughs is currently creating an original prime-time series for CBS. He Lives in New York City and Massachusetts.