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Title:
Lust & wonder
Author:
Burroughs, Augusten, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
Physical Description:
298 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out. With Augusten's unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Lust and Wonder is an intimate and honest memoir that his legions of fans have been waiting for"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312342036
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Augusten X. Burroughs was born with the name of Christopher Richter Robison in Pittsburgh, PA in 1965. At the age of 18, he chose the name Augusten X. Burroughs and legalized it in a Boston courtroom. He was raised in Western Massachusetts, after his mother had abandoned him to live with her psychiatrist. Burroughs dropped out of school at 13, his mother and her shrink helping him fake a suicide attempt, got his GED at 17 and then flunked out of community college. Burroughs survived a harrowing childhood, but used it and the strength he gained from surviving to springboard his literary career.

He has been a dog trainer, candy store clerk, waiter, sail cutter, store detective and, from the age of 19, an advertising copywriter. Burroughs lived in San Francisco for five years, then moved to New York in the early 1990s.

Burroughs writes memoirs (including the bestseller Running with Scissors which was made into a movie in 2006), as well as a sex column in DETAILS magazine, the occasional commentary for NPR, articles for New York Magazine, and essays for salon.com, Borders and Booksense. All of Augusten's subsequent books -Dry, Magical Thinking, Possible Side Effects, A Wolf at the Table, You Better Not Cry, This is How and Lust and Wonder- were instant New York Times bestsellers.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Burroughs is back! Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work and with how the fearlessly candid author, most famously of Running with Scissors (2002), manages to reveal still more of himself. In revelations that shift from ribald to tender, Burroughs writes of his long search for love, the relationship he seemed fated to have but determinedly avoided for years, and the tough break-ups that happened along the way. In the midst of recounting his romantic struggles, he also shares insights about his writing, from how it saved his life when alcoholism and grief seemed to be stealing him away and then, later, how his ability to write left him, and he began to wonder if the words would ever return. His brutal honesty about himself and others is as sharp and surprising as ever, and how Burroughs manages to effortlessly convey so much of his complicated histories, such as a lifelong need to bury his fears in the purchase of jewelry, is a lesson in the elegant use of narrative as a vehicle for truth. In an era of tedious oversharing, the memoirist who wrote two of the genre's defining titles reminds us yet again why he is an unstoppable force. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Big promotional efforts will alert fans to the return of this best-selling, much discussed authors; prepare for long hold lists.--Mondor, Colleen Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Over the past decade and a half, Burroughs has established himself as a leading figure in a realm that blends elements of memoir and autobiography with a variety of other literary genres. He also maintains a solid track record for performing the audio editions of his own works in a straightforward conversational manner that engages the listener as a confidante and coconspirator. Burroughs's latest explores the less-than-rosy aspects of literary success and the pitfalls of settling into a long-term relationship lacking passion and spontaneity. He hasn't lost his edge, displaying a distinct ability to use changes in pitch and tone to convey shifting emotional perspective. Burroughs switches back and forth between deadpan monotone and raging histrionics as events unfold. Some of the cathartic moments of the narrative shine more than the others in the audio edition, especially when formerly hard-partying Burroughs finds himself becoming addicted to buying jewelry on the Internet. Fans of Burroughs will not be disappointed. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.