Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

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Doll collecting. The Tooth Fairy. Incontinent dogs. eBay addiction. Hot cardiologists. Available locksmiths. Lesbian personal ads. Junior Mints. Blind dates. Nicorette gum. Coffins (as bookcases). Grandmothers. Dry skin. College t-shirts. Santa Claus. Enforcing traffic laws. Julia Child. "Possible Side Effects "explores the concept of cause and effect. It is a cautionary tale in essay form. Be forewarned and read the label: hilarious, troubling, and shocking results might occur.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 168 x 182 x 40mm | 376g
  • English
  • 0792740157
  • 9780792740155

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Praise for "Running with Scissors":
"A flawless audio adaptation of his alternately riotous and heartbreaking memoir." --"Publishers Weekly
"Burroughs's account of his deranged adolescence is clear-eyed and often wildly funny. To hear it not only in his own words, but in his own voice in this fine production is ideal."--"AudioFile
"There is a dusting of David Sedaris in Burroughs's style, a laughing-through-your-tears candor that's as appealing as the situations are appalling."--"BookPage
Praise for "Dry:
"Burroughs's telling of the tale alternates among hilarious, pathetic, existential, and hopeful. It is an earnest and cautionary tale of calamity, brimming with often Sedaris-like darkly comic quips...Burroughs's slight Southern accent and gentle yet glib delivery should summon empathy on the listener's part that may have been lost with another reader." --"Publishers Weekly
"[Burroughs's] performance blends self-deprecating black humor with wise-cracking confidence. His natural (or hard-learned) wit and charm keep the listener rooting for his success." --"AudioFile
"There's an emotional truth that comes through here, along with a vivid prose style and a nice talent for reading in the voices of various participants in the tale. All together, it makes for a memoir well worth listening to."--"The Providence Journal
"Burroughs is a born monologist... As effective as the printed books are, the audiobook editions--which Burroughs himself presents--offer an even more sublime personal mixture of humor and revelation." --Audiobookstoday.com
Praise for "Magical "Thinking":
"Burroughs excels in his personifications of others, whether portraying adomineering cleaning woman or an overbearing boss. While some may secretly wish for the death of such a boss, though, Burroughs admits openly and proudly that he believes he can will it to happen. That attitude, which is accentuated by his reading, makes this audiobook a true guilty pleasure." --"Publishers Weekly
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39,945 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 32% (12,838)
4 39% (15,741)
3 23% (9,314)
2 4% (1,634)
1 1% (418)
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