"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." (Francis Bacon)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Possible Side Effects

TITLE: Possible Side Effects
AUTHOR: Augusten Burroughs

Another brilliant and humorous collection of essays by Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors. His memories span from childhood to the recent past, covering a host of neuroses, his and his mother's. He has an amazing ability to make me laugh at his descriptions of his obsessions. Not a lot for me to say about this. Just: read it and his other books if you haven't. The tale of the romantic vacation at an out of the way inn that he took with his boyfriend Dennis is well worth the price. Or better, borrow it from a library. We also meet both Augusten's grandmothers -- one good, one "evil." I'm eagerly looking forward to his next book.