You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas (Hardcover)
~ Augusten Burroughs
Another wonderful collection of essays from Augusten Burroughs. No matter what your thoughts on his personal life, this collection of short stories will move you and make you laugh. He can take every day situations and make them magical. A perfect read for the season. I just wish it were longer.
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.
About the Author
AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS is the New York Times bestselling author of A Wolf At The Table, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. He lives in New York City and Amherst, Massachusetts.
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (October 27, 2009)
OBTAINED FROM: Library