Magical Thinking

Augusten Burroughs

RRP: £7.99

13 April 2006

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781843543633

RRP: £7.49

1 June 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857895233

From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry comes a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True stories that give voice to the thoughts we all have but dare not mention. It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial when Augusten was seven. Then there is the contest of wills with the deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. Dating an undertaker and much more. A collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate and very funny.


Burroughs's latest collection of true stories are outrageous, revealing... you wouldn't want him as a godfather for your children but he is damn funny.

Burroughs is a natural storyteller... as brilliantly witty, waspish and self-deprecating as ever.
Daily Mail

The success of Augusten Burroughs's memoirs is down to a quality given free rein in Magical Thinking... this latest book confirms that Burroughs is a hilarious and skilled raconteur - he's so awful, it's hard not to like him.