Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Augusten Burroughs: most important books

Augusten Burroughs is the author of Running with Scissors, Dry, and Magical Thinking, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and are published around the world. A film version of Running with Scissors starring Annette Bening and Gwyneth Paltrow was adapted for the screen by Ryan Murphy. Burroughs has been named one of the fifteen funniest people in America by Entertainment Weekly.

He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books.

One title on the list:
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.

When I read the first page I had to ask, "Wait. Is this as cool as I think it is?" It is.
Read about the other four books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue