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? Youve 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 presentas only he could. With gimleteyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.
Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page.
(If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it)
"Burroughs's holiday-themed memoir lacks the consistent emotional intensity of his earlier work, despite a few gems." - Publishers Weekly
"The high priest of mortifying disaster serves up a fine selection of cringe-inducing yuletide fiascos....Another winner from a master of comic timing and poignant reflection." - Kirkus Reviews
"Even though some readers may find the writing grotesque and offensive...[t]hose who enjoyed his previous memoirs are likely anticipating this release." - Library Journal
"Exaggerated? Oh, probably. But the book is still a welcome antidote to standard holiday treacle. B+" - Entertainment Weekly
The information about You Better Not Cry shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please send us a message with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking: True Stories, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table and You Better Not Cry. Burroughs's writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world including The New York Times and New York Magazine. He resides in New York City and Western Massachusetts.
Augusten Burroughs: au-GUS-ten
Become a Member
and discover your next great read!
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
The Big Holiday Wordplay:
$400+ in Prizes
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.