Saturday, December 31, 2016

You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

You Better Not Cry:
Stories for Christmas
by Augusten Burroughs
narrated by author

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Published: 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Humor, Holiday, Memoir
Hardback: 224 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
It's not that I was an outright nitwit of a child.

You’ve eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You’ve seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You’ve 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 present—as 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.


My two-bits:

Squeezing in this last review before the end of the year ;-)

Along with amusing and hilarious childhood memory tales, this book includes some serious ones. It is an entertaining one for the holidays.

The author's narration was well done and makes me want to check out his other works.


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