Thursday, June 05, 2008

Running with Scissors

Read Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs for my new book club. A few days before I started reading it, I got my hair done, and the girl who dried my hair was nuts about A. Burroughs, and told me what a great writer he was and how he's like David Sedaris, only better. I'll tell ya, he ain't no David Sedaris. Where Sedaris is a great writer, hilarious, cultured, and sentimental without being cloying, Burroughs is ham-fisted, dull, and not at all funny. I dont' know why people are always going on about how hysterical it is - I never so much as cracked a smile.

2 comments:

Kathy said...

oh thank god---when I saw this post I half thought you were going to sing praise. Its awful.

And speaking of Sedaris, I'm about half through his current title When You are Engulfed in Flames---hilarious. And if you didn't catch him on The Daily Show, try to catch it on the daytime repeats...it was too good.

Caitlin said...

Ugh. SO much worse than the teen vampires.