Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Most important books: Augusten Burroughs

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.

He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books. And answered two related questions:
A classic you revisited with disappointment:

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Felt like the melancholy, pretentious ramblings of an old drunk. I nearly never read another dead person.

A book you hope parents read to their children:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Teaches kids to befriend their monsters.

Read about Burroughs' five most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue