Articles tagged "Augusten Burroughs"

#FridayReads: Banned Book Week Edition!

Happy Friday friends! We hope you've had a great week celebrating Banned Books.
For today's #FridayReads Talia and Anne have chosen their favorite banned books:



Talia is glad she's not in the crazy house after re-reading

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS by Augusten Burroughs
Burrough's story of growing up under the most extraordinary circumstances is "hilarious, freaky-deaky, berserk, controlled, transcendent, touching, affectionate, vengeful, all-embracing.... It makes a good run at blowing every other [memoir] out of the water." (The Washington Post)


Anne is re-living high school English after re-reading

THE SCARLET LETTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Long before desire was all Shades of Grey it was Scarlet Red. Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest work tells the story of Hester Prynne's adulterous affair and the struggle to create a new life with dignity and repentance in Puritanical times.

Cat & banned books










Who would want to censor this adorable fellow?! Not us. Enjoy your weekend!
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Banned Books Week 2013!


Banned Books Week
(Sept. 22-28) is upon us once again librarian friends!

This is the week to read and re-read all your favorite banned and challenged books.

If you're feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video on the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube. And don't forget to join the conversation on Twitter today (Monday) 9/23 from 10 am - Noon and Wednesday 9/25 from Noon - 2 pm using the hashtag #BannedBooksWeek2013.

Let's keep fighting for our FREADOM!

Banned Books Week 2013

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Booklist's Best Adult Books for Young Adults 2012

We're very excited to see four of our fine titles on Booklist's 2012 Editors’ Choice list of the best Adult books for a Young Adult audience.

That Adult-to-Teen crossover appeal makes these titles special for us and accessible to all of your patrons.

Here are the Macmillan titles:

GIRLCHILD by Tupelo Hassman

LITTLE STAR by John Ajvide Lindqvist

THIS IS HOW: Proven to Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More, for Young and Old Alike by Augusten Burroughs

RAIDERS!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made by Alan Eisenstock and others

The full list has not been posted online, yet. When I see it, I will update this post.

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Well Done, New York Times Best Sellers!

This is the time of year that Talia and I are of the busier of the busy bees (maybe that's why we're buzzing so much lately??) and we end up missing some of the totally rad week-to-week Macmillan excitement.

So when Talia paused for 1/23 of a second to sip her coffee this morning and glanced at The New York Times Book Review Best Sellers list for May 27, she did a double-take and then called me in to talk about how many of our awesome books are on the list.

We high-fived about it.

To give these books a pat on the back, a nod of approval, and a "well done, champ!" I've listed them below:

Print Hardcover Bestsellers – FICTION

#3 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#11 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

#14 A DOG’S JOURNEY by W. Bruce Cameron

Print Hardcover Bestsellers - NONFICTION

#4 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#6 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Print Paperback Bestsellers – TRADE FICTION

#20 WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel

Print Paperback Bestsellers – NONFICTION

#11 SEAL TEAM SIX by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

Print Bestsellers Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous - HARDCOVER

#4 THIS IS HOW by Augusten Burroughs

Print Children's Best Sellers - SERIES

#9 The Trylle Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined – FICTION

#8 BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

#20 THE SINS OF THE FATHER by Jeffrey Archer

Print Hardcover and Paperback Combined - NONFICTION

#7 MOST TALKATIVE by Andy Cohen

#9 KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

#32 THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman

Editor's Choice

FARTHER AWAY by Jonathan Franzen

"The theme of human struggle against the pulls of solipsism and narcissism illuminates every page of the novelist’s essays."

OBLIVION by Héctor Abad. Translated by Anne McLean and Rosalind Harvey.

"Abad’s highly personal coming-of-age story is also a sociopolitical portrait of Colombia."

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Starred Review for This Is How

Augusten Burroughs' collection of comedic wisdom cleverly masquerading as a self-help book has just been selected for Amazon's Best Books of the Month: May 2012! In THIS IS HOW New York Times bestselling Burroughs offers advice on the following topics:

How to feel like crap!

How to ride an elevator!

How to find love!

How to finish your drink!

...and so much more.

"In this hilarious and searingly straightforward memoir, Burroughs (RUNNING WITH SCISSORS) turns the self-help genre upside down [...] As always, Burroughs is smart and energetically forthright about living and loving." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Banned Books Week 2011!

Welcome to Banned Books Week, librarian friends!

This is the week to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books. And if you're feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video the the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube.

If you finish all of your favorite banned books before Friday, we recommend two excellent author biographies that uphold the spirit of the week: AND SO IT GOES, the first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and JUST ONE CATCH, an illuminating biography of Joseph Heller.

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