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Topic: seeking authors similar to Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris

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Subject: seeking authors similar to Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 2:14 PM ET
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I am looking for more authors similar to Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris.  I really enjoy the dry, self-deprecating humor.  I've read almost all of their books and need some more sources.  Help me!

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Date Posted: 11/20/2007 1:57 PM ET
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Try out "Oh the Glory of it All" by Sean Wilsey.  Great book, along the lines of the other authors you mentioned.

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Date Posted: 12/29/2007 1:07 AM ET
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David Rakoff is very similar.  He's also friends with the Sedaris family.

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Subject: Authors similar...
Date Posted: 2/8/2008 10:29 PM ET
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Try Simon Doonan. His autobiography,  "Nasty", is really wonderful.

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Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:50 AM ET
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His brother just wrote the book "Look Me in the Eye"....his brother has Asbergers Syndrome and so far it is really good, in small doses.  My son also suffers from the disorder and the book is quite humorous if you know about Asbergers.  If you read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" it is also written by a man who suffers from Asbergers.  Many people did not like the book b/c they don't "get" Asbergers....I loved it because I understand the disorder....it is on the Autism spectrum.  These people are very "quirky", do not "get" things that typical people do, and are lacking in social skills.

 

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