Left Bank Books presents bestselling author Augusten Burroughs, who will sign and discuss his third memoir, Lust & Wonder (St. Martin’s Griffin, March 2017), on Thursday, March 30, 7pm, at the St. Louis Public Library – Schlafly Branch, (225 N. Euclid). This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of at least one of Burroughs’s titles from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Picking up where his searing, accomplished second memoir Dry left off, Augusten Burroughs chronicles, with his signature wit, candor, and unique observations, the development and demise of three major relationships: Mitch, a famous author Burroughs dates fresh out of rehab; Dennis, his life and business partner of ten years; and Christopher, his literary agent and now husband. Along the way, he describes the jubilation of selling his first novel, the story behind his decision to write a memoir, experimenting with Adderall, and nearly going bankrupt buying precious stones on the internet. Burroughs shows us his heart in Lust & Wonder, and examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to be figuring it all out.
A starred review of Lust & Wonder from Booklist says, “Longtime fans of the memoirist are going to be over the moon with this new work…In an era of tedious oversharing, the memoirist who wrote two of the genre’s defining titles reminds us yet again why he is an unstoppable force.” The New York Times Book Reviewclaims, “Burroughs’s wit isn’t just the stoic, serviceable humor of miserable-life memoirs. He has given us the gold standard of snark, rants, and monologues a stand-up comic could envy…There is a sense that the first two monumental performances were in need of a third showstopper to crown the unofficial trilogy.”
Augusten Burroughs is the number one New York Timesbestselling author of This is How, A Wolf at the Table,You Better Not Cry, Possible Side Effects, Magical Thinking, Dry, Running with Scissors, and Sellevision. He lives in Connecticut.
Augusten Burroughs will discuss Lust & Wonder, answer questions, and sign books. This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of at least one of Burroughs’s titles from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line. Books for signing are available from Left Bank Books in advance or at the event. For more information, call 314.367.6731 or visit left-bank.com. V
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